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    APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations Deadline until October 20, 2018

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 92-2018

    APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days.

    Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired Thursday, September 20, 2018... 

    All the rights, benefits and provisions of our existing union contract remain in place, and are fully enforceable during the 30-day extension of negotiations.

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    National Day of Action on October 8

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 88-2018

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    Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks.

    Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Rallies will take place at many Congressional offices throughout the country. Check with your local and state leaders for more details and for the exact time and location in your area.  

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    Pledge to Join the Fight to Defend the PUBLIC Postal Service

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 90-2018

    Pledge to join the fight!

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    Major Win for the MVS Craft - POM 1995 Language Restored

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 89-2018

    When the USPS made changes to Chapters 5 and 7 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM) in 1995, APWU challenged the changes as not fair, reasonable, and equitable. While USPS agreed to restore the language in 2007 and again in 2012, they never did. APWU never stopped fighting. On August 28, we reached an agreement with the USPS to restore the language within 12 weeks. "This language is significant because it protects work that is presently being performed in the MVS Craft," said Michael Foster, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) Division Director.

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    Another Successful Private Sector Organizing Effort

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 88-2018

    Some non-unionized drivers from Pat Salmon Companies in El Paso, TX approached the Salmon Companies Dallas APWU represented drivers with concerns over their working conditions. The Dallas driver President, Sonny Castleman, quickly arranged for a meeting with the drivers to discuss the issues.

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