‘All for One and One for All!’

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

    By President Mark Dimondstein

    The Three Musketeers must have belonged to the “Musketeers Union” with their rallying cry “All for one and one for all!” That captures the essence of union solidarity.

    So does the recent APWU-led informational picket in Barre, Vermont.

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    St. Louis Members Rock #UnionGearThursday

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 64-2017

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    JCIM is Available Online

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 66-2017

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    The 2017 Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM), a resource for the administration of the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, is prepared and at the printer! In less than two weeks, members can order their bound JCIM for $6 from the APWU Store [link coming soon]. Click here for an electronic copy.

     

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    Leave and Overtime Benefits Secured for ET-11s

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 65-2017

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    APWU Maintenance Division and USPS resolved two national disputes, Q15T-4Q-C 17340522 and Q15T -4Q-C 17340479, and National Labor Relations Board charge concerning the wages, hours and working conditions of a small but united occupational group, Electronic Technicians Level 11 (ET-11s). To view the full agreement click here. 

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    APWU and Mail Handlers Union Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts.”

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 62-2017

    On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause massive disruption to the workforce but will cause further degradation of postal services for the American people throughout the country.”  The postal unions have drawn a line in the sand and are standing united against Postmaster Brennan’s continuous “cost-saving” shortcuts – shortcuts that have greatly affected not only the bargaining-unit workforce but also mail processing, mail delivery, customer service and the reputation of the United States Postal Service. 

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