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West Virginia Postal Workers Union

    ‘Let Them Eat Cake’

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

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

    By President Mark Dimondstein   President%20-%20huck1dec.jpg

    When the hungry people were demanding bread, French Queen Marie Antoinette was said to utter the words, “Let Them Eat Cake!” Little wonder she lost her head in the ensuing 1789 French revolution.

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    Importance of Contract Action Teams

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

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

    By Clerk Craft Directors 

    Contract negotiations will begin in June, and the membership has democratically decided on resolutions to improve the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

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    Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 33-2018

    The Research & Education Department will sponsor the APWU’s 16th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their local and state organizations. Twenty-eight workshops will be offered on Friday, Aug. 17... All APWU members are welcome and encouraged to sign-up online by the early registration deadline of Friday, Aug. 3. This deadline is firm for participants with special needs: If you need a sign interpreter, for example, you must register by Aug. 3. Other participants may try to sign up for workshops after they arrive in Pittsburgh; however, late registrants will have a limited choice of workshops and will not receive certificates. 

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    New Postal Reform Legislation Introduced in the Senate

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 32-2018

    On March 22, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 (S. 2629) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The APWU recognizes the efforts of the four bi-partisan Senators who worked to craft and co-sponsor the proposed legislation - Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). “The APWU appreciates their efforts to achieve postal legislative reform that is fair to the APWU members, postal workers in general, the public Postal Service and postal customers,” said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard.

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    Contract Action Team Liaisons Appointed

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 31-2018
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    Front (L-R): Janalee Banks, Wanda Harris, Ahlona Miranda, Angela Ellington 
    Back (L-R): James Donohoe, Arrion Brown, Jennifer Lemke, Larry Guarnero

    To assist local and state organizations with developing strong grassroots organizing and activism in support of the APWU’s upcoming contract negotiation fight, President Mark Dimondstein appointed the following Contract Action Team (CAT) Liaisons...

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