2017 Spring Seminar and State Convention

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The West Virginia Postal Workers Union Spring Seminar and State Convention will be held April 27-29 at the Comfort Suites at Mineral Wells WV, 167 Elizabeth Pike, 304-489-9600. This years convention is hosted by the Parkersburg Local. Room Rate are $91.00, and the deadline to receive this rate is March 31, 2017.

     


    Motor Vehicle Service PSE Salary Exception Agreement Reached

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 30-2017

    On March 10, the Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Postal Service that remedies the situation where Motor Vehicle Service Postal Support Employees (PSE) who had been granted a salary exception were converted to career status within the same craft but to a lower level and received a starting salary rate in accordance with the June 6, 2014 MOU “Re: Resolution of Postal Support Employee (PSE) Salary Exception Issues,”  and its April 3, 2015 addendum.

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    18th Biennial APWU POWER Convention is Aug 24-27

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 29-2017

    The 18th Biennial APWU Post Office Women for Equal Rights (POWER) Convention will take place Thursday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

    Click here for a full event listing and to register. 

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    Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 28-2017

    On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate.

    Recognizing the need to set the Postal Service on sound financial footing, the APWU supported H.R. 756 advancing through committee. The favorable vote to move the bill out of the Oversight Committee is one of several key steps in a lengthy legislative process. 

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    NPC Members Take it to Capitol Hill

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 27-2017

     

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    St. Charles Local President John Zamudio, Beth Zamudio,
    Greater Kansas City Metro Area Local Legislative Director Darcy Wood,
    Missouri Postal Workers Union Legislative Director Kirk Schroeder,
    Greater Kansas City Metro Area Local President Antoinette Robinson,
    Beverly Wolfmeyer, and
    St. Louis Gateway District Area Local President Fred Wolfmeyer.

     

    The National President Conference of APWU State and Local presidents, gathered in Washington DC for one of its periodic meetings. This time for their conference the State and Local Presidents and other APWU officers, members and their families descended on Capitol Hill, meeting with elected officials to discuss the Postal Reform Act of 2017 and other issues of importance to postal workers.

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