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    Taking on Rising Health Care Costs

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Health Plan Director John Marcotte

    As I have previously reported, and as all of us unionists see in our paychecks, the cost of health care is spiraling out of control. Recently, ABC News reported on this issue in a story that both reinforced my outrage at drug company profiteering and broke my heart as a parent. I would like to share some of that information.

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    A Woman For All Seasons

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor

    Dedicated APWU unionist Eleanor G. Bailey passed away on December 12, 2018 at the age of 87. Over the course of her life, Eleanor never stopped fighting and organizing.

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    A Woman For All Seasons

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor

    Dedicated APWU unionist Eleanor G. Bailey passed away on December 12, 2018 at the age of 87. Over the course of her life, Eleanor never stopped fighting and organizing.

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    Closing the Gender Pay Gap

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Research & Education Department Director Joyce B. Robinson

    Because women earn less than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. In 1996, The National Committee on Pay Equity originated Equal Pay Day to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages and create a symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, Equal Pay Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

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    Closing the Gender Pay Gap

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Research & Education Department Director Joyce B. Robinson

    Because women earn less than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. In 1996, The National Committee on Pay Equity originated Equal Pay Day to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages and create a symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, Equal Pay Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

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