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    2018 Convention Transcript Now Available

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 108-2018

    Convention%20logo_0.jpgAn official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 24th Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on www.apwu.org. The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU. The 1,520-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place Aug. 20-23 in Pittsburgh.

    Union members can click here to log in and view or download the convention proceedings

     

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    2018 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 108

    Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December. 

    This year, the December period begins December 1, 2018 (Pay Period 25-18- Week 2) and ends December 28, 2018 (Pay Period 01-19- Week 1).

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    Don’t Sell Out Veterans by Selling Off the Postal Service

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 107-2018

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    Today we join in honoring our veterans, including the tens of thousands of APWU members, both active and retired, who are currently or have proudly served. One important way to honor our them is to ensure they have access to the good jobs, opportunities and services they need

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    Register Today to Join the Call on Nov. 14!

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 106-2018

    On Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. EST and 7 p.m. EST the Legislative & Political Department will host a call updating the membership on the US Mail Not for Sale campaign.NALC_Oct%208_US_Mail_Not_for_Sale_Stamp_

    Register today to join the call! Click here for a downloadable flyer to spread the word! 

    As we move into the Congressional Lame Duck Session - the period after the mid-term elections, but before newly-elected representatives take office for the 116th Congress - our fight to stop postal privatization cannot not slow down.

    We must continue to advocate for a public Postal Ser­vice and keep it from being sold off to the highest bidder. Click here to join the call, hear what’s next and take action.

     

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    Labor News

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

    Wave of Hotel Strikes

     

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    UNITE HERE strikers in Hawaii

     

    Hotel workers represented by Unite Here locals across the country rose up in September in a wave of worker militancy that led to work stoppages in eight major cities.

    More than 11,000 hotel workers in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and in Hawaii were on strike in September. The strikes in Chicago affected hotels across the city. As of press time, all but one hotel strike in Chicago has been resolved, but strikes in Marriott hotels continue in the other cities.

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