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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 Supporting WV Teachers

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    APWU members around the state of West Virginia out on the picket lines supporting teachers during the 2019 walkout.

     

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    West Virginia Teachers Strike and Win Again

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 16-2019

    On Feb. 19, almost a year after walking out of school and beginning a national movement of teacher and education workers strikes across the country, West Virginia workers struck again. This time teachers and school personnel walked out explicitly in protest against a potential bill that would begin a process to privatize the state’s education system. Schools in 54 of the state’s 55 counties were closed for the day, and the House of Delegates voted 53-45 to kill the bill only hours after the walk out.

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    New Social Security Legislation Introduced

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 14-2019

    On Feb. 13, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 478, the “Expand Social Security Act,” legislation that would expand benefits and add almost 50 years of solvency to the program. Social Security, in its current form, is paying out more money to recipients than it takes in, and will no longer be able to pay out full benefits by 2034.  A companion bill, H.R. 1170 was introduced in the House on the same day by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4).

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