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West Virginia Postal Workers Union

    It’s Okay to Post

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 152-14

    Postal management may not prohibit or otherwise interfere with the display of the APWU’s Wanted poster on union bulletin boards, APWU attorneys report. The poster features a picture of Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and accuses him of “crimes against the public Postal Service.” Displaying the poster is considered “protected union activity” under federal law.



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    Tri-State Conference 9-11 - 9-13

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The Tri-State conference will be held in Morgantown WV at http://www.lakeviewresort.com/

     

    WV Delegates Need to be there by 6pm Thursday for WV Meeting 


    Don’t Buy School Supplies at Staples

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 150-14

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    As the back-to-school season moves into high gear, the APWU is ramping up its ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, with online ads directed at educators and parents.

    The ads ask them to buy school supplies elsewhere. The APWU has also developed a flyer for distribution to teachers that asks them to honor the boycott.


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    IT-AS Members Ratify New Contract

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 151-14

    APWU members in the IT-Accounting Services Centers (AS) ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 592 to 38 in voting that ended Aug. 7, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced.

    The new agreement, which covers approximately 1,100 employees, was signed on Aug. 8 and took effect the following day; it expires Jan. 20, 2016.



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    It’s Making Money from Operations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 149-14

    USPS management is doing its best to keep the good news quiet, but facts are facts.

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    According to reports released by the USPS on Aug. 11, as of June 30, three-quarters of the way through Fiscal Year 2014:

    • Operating income was up by about $1 billion over the previous year;

    • Revenue increased 2.1 percent due to a postage rate hike;

    • Package volume continued to grow, and

    • The decline in first-class mail volume was less than management predicted and first-class revenue was unchanged.


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