I didn't take the call for a couple of reasons.
1-I knew that nothing I could say would change anything and there was no possibility of him convincing me this would be a good thing.
I think the retirees were abandoned by our union, period.
2-I had sent him several text messages over the last year which he ignored. It's always been that way with our union presidents. They ignore me until they need something from me.
Well I don't have to be fearful of a union president anymore now that I am not working at Trimet.
Don't forget that as an employee if the union doesn't like you they basically won't work for you involving discipline with the company.