Longtime TCU legislative activist Tom Dwyer is now National President of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees. Dwyer was elected at NARVRE’s 36th Biennial Convention held in Spokane, Washington May 18-20.
NARVRE was founded in 1937 to protect the rights of railroad retirees. Since then the organization has fought to protect the Railroad Retirement system and promote the best interests of retired Americans. NARVRE has 157 local units in 38 states.
Dwyer, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is a member of TCU Local 593 in St. Paul. He hired out in 1962 as a clerk on the Great Northern Railroad (today part of Burlington Northern Santa Fe). Dwyer, who describes himself as a “political activist since the 1960s,” became part of TCU’s regional legislative staff and served from 1981-97 as the union’s Minnesota State Legislative Director.
For NARVRE, Dwyer has held leadership positions in Minneapolis/St. Paul Unit 109 and since 2000 he has served as its National Legislative Director. Gary Faley, former TCU Michigan state legislative director, now has been appointed to that post.
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