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West Virginia Postal Workers Union

    The USPS is Not a Piggy Bank!

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 113-14

    In a “Dear Colleagues” letter dated June 3, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) urged his fellow members of the House of Representatives to oppose a proposal to use Postal Service funds to help replenish the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) by ending Saturday mail delivery.



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    Questions and Answers for the New Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The APWU and USPS have agreed to a series of Questions and Answers [PDF] regarding the establishment of a new Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS.



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    Today! National Strike Day and Action on Inequality Against Walmart

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 112-14

    Fighting for Walmart workers’ rights, the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) has called for a national week of action June 2 through June 7 to coincide with the retail giant’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, AR. Workers are demanding fair and livable wages, safer working conditions and an end to retaliation from the profit-driven corporation.



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    New Code on Form 50 Reflects Bigger Deduction for Retirement

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 111-14

    Several people have inquired about the designation “FERS-RAE” on the Form 50s of employees who were recently converted from Postal Support Employee to career.
     
    The new designation reflects that the employees were hired as career employees on or after Jan. 1, 2013, and are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) as Revised Annuity Employees (RAE).



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    'Don't Buy Staples' Sample Resolution

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 110-14

    The APWU has prepared a 'Don't Buy Staples' sample resolution [DOC] | [PDF] for use by APWU leaders and union allies to help spread the word to boycott the office-supply chain. The deal between the USPS and Staples has resulted in postal counters being added in more than 80 stores with the hopes to expand the program to all of Staples’ 1,500 U.S. stores. The counters are staffed by low-wage Staples employees rather than highly-trained U.S. Postal Service employees, jeopardizing good, living-wage jobs.



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