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  2. Web News Article #: 2017-87 Just as recovery has barely begun from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma delivered a second punch, leaving in its trail devastation that affects postal workers in the Caribbean, Florida and many parts of the south. It will be a long road to recovery for her victims. View the full article
  3. Web News Article #: 2017-86 Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reminds APWU members to be aware of the USPS safety procedures when handling suspicious mail. View the full article
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  5. Web News Article #: 84-2017 Following an overwhelming 429-129 ratification vote on Aug. 23, the new Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the United States Postal Service was signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and USPS Vice President of Labor Relations Douglas Tulino. View the full article
  6. Web News Article #: 85-2017 Recently, APWU members employed by Salmon Companies voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the company. Salmon Companies is the largest ground transportation supplier to the United States Postal Service (USPS). Truck drivers for the private-sector company are part of the Support Services Division. The contract covers locals from Dallas, TX; Shreveport, LA; Little Rock, AR and Memphis, TN. The new CBA was ratified by over 75% of voting members. View the full article
  7. Celebrate Labor’s Day!

    Web News Article #: 83-2017 As we relax and enjoy Labor Day it is worth remembering the true meaning of the holiday – celebrating the labor movement and the contribution workers have made to society. View the full article
  8. (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman Although it seems like we just finalized our current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), time is rapidly approaching for the next round of negotiations to begin. Your National Officers and the Industrial Relations Department have already begun planning and preparing for 2018 contract negotiations. View the full article
  9. Article 3, Membership

    (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell Membership in the APWU determines who can vote, run for office, and attend meetings to discuss and decide the business of the union. There are four primary categories of membership in the APWU: postal employees, full, part-time, Members-at-Large (MALs) and Postal Support Employee (PSE); cash pay members, full-time local/state officers and retired full-dues paying members; Retiree Department members and Associate (Health Plan) Members. View the full article
  10. (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The familiar blue collection boxes are vanishing from our streets. A recent USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report charges that the Postal Service is not taking into account community need and service when removing the signature mail boxes. In the Eastern Area alone, the Postal Service did not follow proper procedure for 75 percent of the removed collection boxes between Oct. 1, 2014 and Feb. 29, 2016 (322 out of 432). View the full article
  11. Community Engagement

    (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Charlotte Area Local Research & Education Director Shenita Bost, Charlotte Area Local member Roxanne Graham, APWU Vice President Szeredy and Charlotte Area Local Legislative Director Cindy Foster at a protest against job and service cuts in Charlotte, NC. By Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy As the APWU gears up for negotiations and continues to address service cuts and proposed staffing reductions, excessing and reassignments, you and I need to be engaged not only with our coworkers, but with our families, friends, allies and communities. View the full article
  12. 2017 APWU Scholarship Winners

    The APWU proudly presents the winners of three scholarship programs: The E.C.Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2016. Click here to see this year's winners View the full article
  13. (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By President Mark Dimondstein There are many daunting challenges on the horizon that demand our attention and action as postal workers. View the full article
  14. (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Motor Vehicle Service Craft Directors As we mentioned in a previous article, the union put its case for preserving the Schedule Examiner Vehicle Runs position before Arbitrator Shyam Das on Feb. 27 as the first case on the docket this year. As a long-standing issue, we considered this case an important step in preserving skilled Motor Vehicle Service work. It was the union’s position that the Postal Service was in violation of Article 1.6 of the National Agreement by assigning work normally performed by the Schedule Examiner to supervisory and Executive and Administrative Schedule employees; the Postal Service took the position that the case should be bifurcated on the grounds of arbitrability. View the full article
  15. Fake News

    (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) During and after the 2016 Election, the term “fake news” became widely used in American political conversations. Politifact.com, a fact-checking website, defines fake news as, “made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word.” View the full article
  16. Moving Forward

    (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Maintenance Craft Directors The Maintenance Division had a productive first half of 2017. View the full article
  17. (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Clerk Craft Directors The APWU won another important victory in a national arbitration case regarding violations of POStPlan agreements. View the full article
  18. Web News Article #: 82-2017 Postal workers know first-hand that union jobs are good jobs. Unions help workers join together and bargain with their employer for better wages, benefits and working conditions. However, unions also stand up for the rights of workers who are not currently in a union. They are a rising tide that lifts all boats. According to the Economic Policy Institute’s report How Today’s Unions Help Working People, unions are under attack at a time when they are needed more than ever. “Unions raise workers’ wages and strengthen their rights at work, but they also give working people a voice in our democracy,” said EPI President Lawrence Mishel. View the full article
  19. Web News Article #: 81-2017 Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially our fellow APWU members. View the full article
  20. Web News Article #: 80-2017 The APWU and the USPS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), RE: Peak Season Exception Periods – 2017 Date Changes, modifying the Peak Season (Holiday Season) Exception period for 2017 to “ensure adequate coverage” and “accommodate customer service.” View the full article
  21. Web News Article #: 79-2017 Members of Congress are home for a couple weeks during their summer recess. We are asking you to reach out to your Representative and urge them to reject the proposed federal budget! Call your legislator at 844-402-1001 and tell them NO on the House budget. View the full article
  22. News Service Bulletin #: 06-2017 The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign. Members of the Central Arkansas Area Local rocked union gear during the 2015 Contract Campaign The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), also known as a union contract, between the APWU and the USPS expires on Sept. 20, 2018 – just a little over one year from now. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment. View the full article
  23. Web News Article #: 76-2017 The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign! And you can get involved by entering our contest to help us come up with our campaign slogan (click here for flyer and and see details below). View the full article
  24. Web News Article #: 77-2017 Early registration for the All Craft Conference and the Retirees Conference has been extended until September 8, 2017. The cost is $85 for the All Craft Conference and $40 for the Retirees Conference. After September 8, 2017, the cost for the All Craft Conference is $135 and $45 for the Retirees Conference. View the full article
  25. Web News Article #: 75-2017 In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, 2017 (Pay Period 19-2017), and will total $270.00 per year. View the full article
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  27. Web News Article #: 73-2017 The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service reached a tentative agreement for bargaining unit employees in the Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS). This agreement is subject to ratification by the membership (under the Support Services Division). View the full article
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