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    APWU Members at BB Trucking Ratify Tentative Agreement

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (04/28/14) Members of the Great Lakes Area Mail Haulers Local APWU have voted to ratify a Tentative Agreement reached on March 29. Contract ratification ballots were mailed to the 100 APWU members of the local; 62 were returned, with 34 voting in favor of the agreement and 20 voting against. Eight ballots were disqualified.

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    Postal Workers, Supporters Protest at Staples Stores Across Country

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (Updated 04/25/14) APWU members and supporters ramped up the fight to Stop Staples and its bid to open postal counters in 1,500 stores nationwide at events across the country on April 24, a National Day of Action. Protests were held in 56 locations in 27 states. In Washington, DC more than 200 people marched through the streets to a Staples store holding signs that read, "Stop Staples. The US Mail is Not for Sale," and chanting, "Whose post office? The people's Post Office!"

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    Correcting Dues for Newly Converted PSEs

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (04/25/14) A number of Postal Support Employees (PSEs) were converted to career positions recently, necessitating an adjustment in their union dues, reports Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell. "The Postal Service will change the employees' status to career," she said, "however, union dues will not be automatically adjusted."

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    APWU Nurses Approve Contract

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (04/23/14) In a unanimous vote of 33-0, members of the National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU approved a Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the USPS on April 23.

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    Questions and Answers on Filling Residual Vacancies

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (04/22/14) The APWU and USPS have agreed to two sets of Questions and Answers regarding the March 20 agreement on Filling Residual Vacancies, one for the Clerk Craft and another for Maintenance Craft.

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