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    How Do You Spell ‘Smart Kid?’

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 106-14

    Congratulations to USPS Ft. Myers P&DC Clerk Craft employee and APWU Member Dan Williamson and his wife Kara! Their son Jacob is one of 12 finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The finals air May 29 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.



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    Clerk Craft Negotiates New Customer Care Center

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 105-14

    A May 28 agreement between the APWU and USPS [PDF] establishes a new Customer Care Center (CCC) in Wichita KS. 

    The new CCC will be located at the Remote Encoding Center (REC) site, which is scheduled to close no later than November 14.



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    U.S. Ranks Just 19th in Retirement Security Worldwide

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    U.S. retirees are facing worse conditions for their golden years than retired workers in many other developed countries -- from Canada and the United Kingdom to South Korea, CNN reports. The U.S. ranked 19th in retirement security for the second year in a row, according to information from Natixis Global Asset Management that ranked 150 countries based on health care, finances, economic well-being and quality of life factors. European countries took eight of the top 10 spots, lifted by strong social programs for seniors. Number 1 Switzerland, for instance, is known for its strong public and private pension system. In contrast, American workers increasingly have to save for retirement on their own or through workplace 401(k) plans, while high health care costs remain an added burden. More at http://tinyurl.com/lfg23ns.



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    Mail Handlers Make It Official: Don’t Buy Staples

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 104-14

    The National Postal Mail Handlers Union continues to demonstrate outstanding support for the Stop Staples campaign, with its National Executive Board voting unanimously to endorse the APWU’s ‘Don’t Buy’ call.



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    New Hampshire Teachers Union Joins ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Campaign

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 103-14

    The New Hampshire chapter of the American Federation of Teachers has joined the movement to Stop Staples, with the Board of Directors voting on May 23 to endorse the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign. The AFT-New Hampshire represents  4,000 teachers, school staff and public employees.



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