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    Arbitrator Rules: Excessed Employees Must Meet Minimum Qualifications Before Reassignment

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 128-14

    The APWU won an important arbitration award on June 24, when Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service must determine – prior to excessing employees across craft lines – that the employees meet the minimum qualifications for the new position.



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    ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Movement Takes Off

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    News Service Bulletin #: Vol. 44, No. 9

    As APWU members spread the word about the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign to other labor organizations and friends, the result of our hard work is paying off.

    On May 30, the AFL-CIO announced support for the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members.



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    APWU to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    News Service Bulletin #: Vol. 44, No. 8

    On June 30, the APWU denounced plans by the Postal Service to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.

    “This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on the Postal Service’s own network,” said union President Mark Dimondstein. The closure of the plants will require the USPS to degrade service standards and delay mail.



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    What We Decide Matters

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The upcoming APWU convention in Chicago will be an exciting opportunity to engage in hands-on democracy.  Elected delegates from every local and state organization will gather together to make important decisions about the future of the Postal Service, our union, and therefore, the labor movement as a whole.

    What we decide in Chicago matters.



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    APWU to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 127-14

    The APWU today denounced plans by the Postal Service to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.

    “This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on the Postal Service’s own network,” said union President Mark Dimondstein. The closure of the plants will require the USPS to degrade service standards and delay mail.

    “We need a Postmaster General who will champion the Postal Service. Instead, PMG Donahoe is on a rampage to destroy it,” he said



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