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    Arizona and Colorado Workers Join the Fight for Quality Education

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 44-2018

    “We have classrooms where students sit on counter tops because there aren’t enough desks or seats in the room.”

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    Moratorium on Grievances Agreement Due to Convention in August

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 43-2018

    The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from Aug. 13 until Aug. 27 due to the 2018 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman has announced. The period spans a total of 15 days.

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    May Day - Celebrate International Workers’ Day!

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 42-2018

    International Workers’ Day is May 1! Better known as May Day, it is an annual holiday commemorating the universal struggle of all working people. It is a day for all workers around the globe to stand together in solidarity and fight for respect, dignity, rights, and opportunities for working people of all backgrounds. 

    This year, thousands are expected to participate in demonstrations, strikes, parades and other actions across the country. The APWU encourages all members to take part in this historic day and bring attention to workers’ issues at home and across the world!

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    Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    News Service Bulletin #: 04-2018

     

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    Members of the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. L-R: Yared Wonde, Dallas Area Local; Tiffany Foster, New York Metro Area Postal Union; Daleo Freeman, Cleveland Area Local; Robert Johnson, Greater Connecticut Area Local; Fred Wolfmeyer, St. Louis Gateway District Area Local; Scott Hoffman, Boston Metro Area Local; Doris Orr-Richardson, Florida Postal Workers Union; Arrion Brown, Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local; Roscoe Woods, 480-481 Area Local; Ashley Cargill, Oklahoma Postal Workers Union; Sandra Munoz, Broward County Area Local (FL); Arthur “A.J.” Jones, Eastern Montgomery County PA Area Local. Not pictured are Aulby Gillett, San Angelo Local (TX), and Timothy Maynard, San Fernando Valley Area Local (CA)

     

    Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demandsand must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote. 

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    Stand Up for Safe Jobs on Workers Memorial Day

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 39-2018

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    Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. 

    The Post Office is a dangerous place to work. In Fiscal Year 2017 alone, 12 postal employees died on the job and 42,594 injury claims were approved. 

    This Workers Memorial Day, we call for an end to the unnecessary injuries and deaths of our brothers and sisters. We push for action by – and increased protections for – all workers. Report safety hazards in the workplace and let’s hold management accountable to fix them. 

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