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    Excitement Builds as National Convention Nears

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 137-14

    As the start of the APWU 22nd Biennial Convention nears, anticipation for the big event is building. As of the second week in July, more than 2,000 delegates representing more than 300 locals and state organizations had registered. This year’s theme, Standing Up – Fighting Back! reflects the union’s new activism and the convention will as well. In addition to the traditional convention events, featured guest speakers scheduled to address delegates include Danny Glover, Ed Schultz, Rev. William Barber, Jim Hightower and Richard Trumka.



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    e-Team Report, Jul 11, 2014

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    On June 30, the Postal Service announced plans to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.  The APWU was quick to denounce USPS’s destructive scheme.  “This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on the Postal Service’s own network,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.  



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    Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines a Light on Program’s Importance

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    Maintenance Craft Settles Dispute on Custodial Staffing; Will Convert More Than 3,150 PSEs

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 136-14

    The APWU and USPS signed a major settlement July 9 that resolves a long-standing dispute over custodial staffing and results in the conversion to career of all current Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employees, Maintenance Craft Director Steve Raymer has announced.



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    USPS Uses Trickery, Tries to Derail Staples Boycott

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 135-14

    “A Postal Service letter to the APWU dated July 7 indicating that it is terminating the no-bid deal with Staples and replacing it with an ‘approved shipper’ program is a ruse,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The USPS is changing the name of the program, without addressing the fundamental concerns of postal workers and postal customers. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.

    “The USPS letter to the APWU makes it clear: The Postmaster General intends to continue to privatize postal retail operations, replace living-wage Postal Service jobs with low-wage Staples jobs, and compromise the safety and security of the mail,” he said.



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