Ask the General President

A Letter From Kenneth E. Rigmaiden

Upon taking office as General President I promised to always listen to the needs, questions and comments of my fellow members. Unfortunately, we are a big union spread over two countries and I often do not feel like I get enough opportunities to personally speak to my fellow members.

Therefore, I have decided to take advantage of this website as a way to stay in constant contact with the members of the IUPAT. Although this does not replace the chance to meet and discuss issues face to face with YOU the members, I hope you take advantage of this opportunity. Look for answers in upcoming issues of theIUPAT Journal. Please include your local union or district council number, and your name. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from each and every one of YOU.

General President
Kenneth E. Rigmaiden

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