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    Electronic Technician Level 11 LMOU Completed

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 108-2017

    The Electronic Technician, level 11 (ET-11) LMOU was completed and signed on Nov. 2, 2017. 

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    Pay Increase Coming Nov. 25

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 107-2017

    The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective Nov. 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on Dec.15, 2017.Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3 percent.

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    Open Season is Here

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the November December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

    By Health Plan Director John Marcotte health%20plan%20corrected.png

    Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season is upon us and I am proud to report that the APWU Health Plan is bucking the trend of ever increasing premiums by offering extremely small premium increases of less than a dollar for most plans and premium decreases for some.

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    The Postal Service, Serving 2.7 Billion

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

    Contrary to the Postal Service’s claims that post offices have less foot traffic than other national retailers, the United States Postal Service is truly the nation’s leader in service. Postal workers assist customers at more than 30,000 retail outlets across the country, which is about as many locations as McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. 

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    The Long Road Home

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

    By Human Relations Director Sue Carney

    For many survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria the road home will not be easy. Torrential rains, powerful wind gusts of up to 175 mph and storm surges reaching 12.5 feet caused widespread flooding and destruction throughout much of the south and the Caribbean – impacting millions, including more than 100,000 postal employees and an untold number of retirees.

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