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    Washington Region Council, Tri-State Conference

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Washington Region Council, Tri-State Conference which will be held in Martinsburg WV, hosted by the West Virginia Postal Workers Union.  We will be meeting at the Holiday Inn,
    301 Foxcroft Avenue. Dates of the conference are September 20 and 21, 2019.  Room rates are $93.00 if reserved by August 29, 2019.

    93rd West Virginia Postal Workers Union State Convention and Spring Seminar

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    The KYOWVA Area Local is hosting the 93rd West Virginia Postal Workers Union State Convention and Spring Seminar.  The training seminar will begin on April 25, 2019, with convention business on April 26-27. 
    Events will take place at the Pullman / Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, at 1001 3rd Avenue, Huntington WV, 25701.  Hotel phone is 304-525-1001, or 844-213-4932.  Rates are $129.00 per night, plus $10.00  per day for parking.  Please make your reservations by March 24 to receive the discounted rates.  Complimentary breakfast will be served.
     
    Registration fee is $60.00 per person.  Make all checks or money orders payable to the KYOWVA Area Local, APWU, prior to the event if possible.

    APWU Members Take a Tax Day Stand against Privatization

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 27-2019

    On April 15, Tax Day, thousands of APWU members and allies took to the street to spread the news that the US Mail Runs on Zero Tax Dollars! At more than 100 locations from Hawaii to New England, activists fighting for the public good passed out flyers and spoke to citizens about the vital, public good the USPS provides, all without a dollar of taxpayer money.

     

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    31,000 Stop & Shop Workers on Strike in New England

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 26-2019

    On Thursday, Apr. 11, nearly 31,000 workers at over 240 Stop & Shop grocery stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut walked out, beginning a strike that stretched into a seventh day on Wednesday. The workers, unionized under five New England-based locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), began the strike after months of negotiations with Stop & Shop reached an impasse and the collective bargaining agreement expired on Feb. 23.

    The strike is the largest private-sector work stoppage in the United States since 2016’s Verizon strike by members of the Communications Workers of America.

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    On Tax Day – April 15 -- Postal Workers to Deliver Two Messages at More than 100 Locations in Nearly Every State and through a National Television Advertisement

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    04/12/2019
    For Immediate Release

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Postal Service employees joined by community supporters will engage postal customers outside post offices and leaflet at more than 100 locations from coast-to-coast Monday, April 15 -- Tax Day. Through leafleting, advertising, viral messages, and one-on-one conversations with customers, postal workers want to make it clear that USPS takes NO tax dollars. A common misconception is the postal service is tax-supported.

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