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    From the Field

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

    Below are quotes from various APWU local and state publications throughout the country. All the publications listed are part of the Postal Press Association.

    “Did you know unions are what brought races and genders together more than any other type of organization, including government? We’re all brothers and sisters in the union. And we don’t have to be forced into this unity. In the common struggle for a better life, a decent income and respectable retirement, the divisions fade away.” — Loren Adams, Arkansas Postal Workers Union Editor, The Arkansas Postal Worker

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    We Are Stronger With Our Allies

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

    The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has begun bargaining with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for a new contract, and members know this is our bread and butter. This is one of the primary reasons why we signed up to join our union. We are focused on getting the best deal possible for our members and their families while securing the future of the postal service.

    Because our members have been united, in the past we’ve been successful. If we stay united, with a broad vision of social justice, I believe we will be successful now and into the future.

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    Honoring Our Past, Fighting For Our Future

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Vice President Debby Szeredy 

    Update on Phase II Consolidations

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    Tour 1 members of the Greater Oregon Area Local 555 from Bend gathering to discuss
    how to fight back against Phase 2 plant consolidation.

    As we move forward, I want to give an update about the work being done to save Phase 2 Plants from consolidation. Locals around the country are getting ready to stand up and that includes our members on the workroom floor. The last few months we have visited or met with local members providing strategy training for Augusta and Athens GA; Rocky Mount, Asheville and Fayetteville, NC; Florence, SC; Gainesville, Manasota and Mid-Florida FL; Stamford and North Haven CT; Central MA, Boston, Middlesex and Essex, MA; Bend and Eugene OR; Tacoma, Seattle and Wenatchee WA; Pocatello, ID; Mid-Hudson, NY; Fox Valley, IL; Industry, Redding, Eureka and North Bay CA; Grenada, Hattiesburg and Gulfport MS; North Alabama, AL; and Memphis and Chattanooga TN. By the time this magazine is in print we will have also provided training for Corpus Christi, Houston, Abilene and Beaumont TX; Rock Springs, WY; Provo, UT, and Tucson, AZ.

     

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    APWU POWER Western Region Educational Conference Announced

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The APWU POWER Western Region Educational Conference will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 through Tuesday, September 25, 2018. For more information and to register, click here

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    Major Victory For Expanded Postal Services

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 72-2018

    On Wednesday, July 18, the APWU and our allies won a big victory by defeating an attempt to prohibit the Postal Service from expanding financial services. In a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, an amendment to a government appropriation bill (H.R. 6147) offered by Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) was rejected by a bipartisan vote of 212 to 201. The APWU greatly appreciates the bipartisan support from lawmakers who voted down this proposal.

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