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    e-Team Report, October 8, 2014

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    Fall is in the air, kids are back to school, leaves are changing colors, and Congress has adjourned so members can return home to run for reelection.  Now that members of Congress are home, it is a perfect time to meet with lawmakers and discuss our issues – particularly in support of a moratorium on postal cuts.  APWU activists are encouraged to come together with their APWU locals and our brothers and sisters in the mail handlers, letter carriers and rural carrier unions to schedule meetings with our elected officials and their staff during the month of October.



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    Philly Postal Workers Protest Outsourcing to Staples

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    10/07/2014
    For Immediate Release

    Members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), joined by labor and community supporters, will protest outsourcing and privatization of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) jobs and services at a Staples retail store in downtown Philadelphia beginning at 11 am on Tuesday, October 7.



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    In Memory

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 180

    Gilbert C. Ybarra, Clerk Craft National Business Agent for the San Francisco Region, passed away Oct. 2, following a motorcycle accident.

    Ybarra was a member of the California Area Local and was an outspoken advocate for his co-workers and the APWU.

    “We are deeply saddened by Gilbert’s tragic death,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Our hearts are with his family.”



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    Thousands of Alliance Members Join Tele-Town Hall Calls with Candidates

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    More than 6,000 Alliance members dialed in Monday night on a tele-town hall conference call with Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), with several of the activists asking Sen. Hagan questions. Seniors advocate Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of the musical group Sha Na Na and North Carolina AFL-CIO President James Andrews also spoke on behalf of Sen. Hagan during the call. “I will vote against turning Medicare into a voucher program every day of the week, if that’s what it takes,” Sen. Hagan said.



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    APWU President to Appear on Radio Oct. 3

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 179

    APWU President Mark Dimondstein will speak with Bill Fetcher on his radio program Arise! on  WPFW FM in Washington, DC,  on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 9 a.m. EDT. To listen live on the web, click here.



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