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West Virginia Postal Workers Union

    2018 Contract Negotiations - Preparations Underway

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (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.

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    Article 3, Membership

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (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.

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    2017 APWU Scholarship Winners

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    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 

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    Community Engagement

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

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

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    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.  

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    Are Blue Boxes a Thing of the Past?

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (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).  

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