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Three PSARA Members on the Radio

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Three PSARA members were interviewed in January on the “We Do The Work” radio Program on KSVR at Skagit Valley Community College. Tom Lux, Kristen Beifus, and Bobby Righi spoke about the environment and economic inequality and the need to address these intertwined crises.

The show is hosted by Rich Austin, a retired member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and a PSARA member. It is produced by Janet McKinney, a retired member of Operating Engineers Local 302.

The interview was aired in three parts: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, and Jan. 21.

“We Do The Work” audio clips are available at

Now More than Ever!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

As this issue of the Retiree Advocate goes to press, we’ve received word that PSARA has been honored with the President’s Award at the Washington State Labor Council convention, in recognition of the outstanding work PSARA has done on behalf of organized labor, working people, and retired people in the Puget Sound region.

Now more than ever, it’s time to step up the work! The coupon on Page 11 is your tool. Use it to subscribe to the Retiree Advocate, or better yet, give a subscription to your family, friends, neighbors, anyone who – like you – cares about the future of our planet and the working people who inhabit it.

PSARA President Robby Stern advocates in the pages of The New York Times and The Everett Herald

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The New York Times

“We can strengthen Social Security with one simple tweak: make everyone, including millionaires and billionaires, pay Social Security taxes on all their income. Then we can determine whether other sacrifices are necessary.” Read the Letter to the Editor, Sunday Dialogue: The Benefits Trade-Off

The Everett Herald

“Part of the solution to create better health is for state lawmakers to create a licensed dental practitioner — a new kind of dental provider that can enhance dental care the same way physician assistants and nurse practitioners have diversified the field of medicine.”Read the commentary, Elderly face shortage of dental care