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Chris Smith

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About Chris Smith

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  • Birthday 10/20/1970

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  • APWU Local
    Charleston APWU 133
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  1. Web News Article #: 17-2018 The White House introduced its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget to Congress last week. For postal and federal workers, this budget is largely a reintroduction of last year’s failed attacks on our pay and benefits, but takes them even further. View the full article
  2. Web News Article #: 16-2018 On Saturday, Feb. 24, workers will gather from coast to coast for a Working People’s Day of Action to demand an end to the rigged economic system. They will to stand together to fight for social and economic justice including the right to fair bargaining and union representation! View the full article
  3. First COLA Increase of 2018

    Web News Article #: 15-2018 In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018 (Pay Period 06-2018), and will total $520.00 per year. View the full article
  4. Web News Article #: 14-2018 In an effort to protect against further contracting out of retail operations and defend the integrity of customer service and our jobs, the APWU secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement that imposed a moratorium whereby the Postal Service could not expand any Village Post Offices, Contract Postal Units and Approved Shipper outlets. The moratorium initially expired in July 8, 2017, but was extended through the end of 2017. On February 7, 2018, the parties extended the MOU until September 20, 2018, thus protecting more retail jobs from potentially being lost to these programs through the expiration of the current union contract. View the full article
  5. Web News Article #: 13-2018 On Jan. 26, the MVS Division and the USPS settled Class Action Grievance USPS NO. Q15V-4Q-C17473798/APWU No. HQTV20170179. In the settlement, the parties agreed that when an external posting to hire contains an incorrect salary for the position in question, the Postal Service may correct the error pre-employment. Correction of the error must be made prior to a written job offer being accepted by the applicant. View the full article
  6. Web News Article #: 12-2018 On Jan. 31, Northeast Regional Coordinator John H. Dirzius and Greater Connecticut Area Local President Robert “Bob” Johnson provided training on a number of important workplace topics. With the current collective bargaining agreement expiring in September and the upcoming contract campaign officially kicking off, Contract Action Teams (CATs) were a key issue. View the full article
  7. Web News Article #: 11-2018 On January 31, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his opinion in case Q10T-4Q-C 13332310. View the full article
  8. On Feb. 27, Maintenance Division Director Steven Raymer, Assistant Director (A) Idowu Balogun and Assistant Director (B) Terry B. Martinez will be presenting a webinar training on Challenging TL-5 Staffing with Newly Developed TL-5 Program. The training will be from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST. More details and registration can be found here. View the full article
  9. Web News Article #: 10-2018 AFSCME is having a National Moment of Silence to remember brothers Cole and Walker on February 1, at 1pm EST, and asked APWU members to join with their union sisters and brothers. Indeed, all workers deserve to be safe at work. The struggle for justice and dignity continues. View the full article
  10. 2018 Dues Disbursement Schedule

    The table below indicates the date and corresponding pay period in which locals and state organizations can expect headquarters to deposit the Dues Check Off (DCO) rebate monies via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). View the full article
  11. Web News Article #: 9-2018 President Mark Dimondstein has a message for the APWU members eligible for the Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) announced by the USPS earlier this month. View the full article
  12. Web News Article #: 8-2018 A recording of the livestream of the APWU Contract Tele-Town Hall on Jan. 24 is now available at this link (your members-only login will be required). View the full article
  13. News Service Bulletin #: 01-2018 The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the USPS has generated many questions. Members are asking, “Should I accept early-out retirement?” It is not the place of the National APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is a decision with implications that members should consider. The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the USPS has generated many questions. Members are asking, “Should I accept early-out retirement?” It is not the place of the National APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is a decision with implications that members should consider. The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the USPS has generated many questions. Members are asking, “Should I accept early-out retirement?” It is not the place of the National APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is a decision with implications that members should consider. The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the USPS has generated many questions. Members are asking, “Should I accept early-out retirement?” It is not the place of the National APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is a decision with implications that members should consider. The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the USPS has generated many questions. Members are asking, “Should I accept early-out retirement?” It is not the place of the National APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is a decision with implications that members should consider. View the full article
  14. Web News Article #: 8-2018 (L-R) AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler Presenting the award to Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell On Sunday, Jan. 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the AFL-CIO Civil and Human Rights Executive Council Committee with the “At the River I Stand” award, at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Civil and Human Rights Conference, appropriately themed “Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.” View the full article
  15. Web News Article #: 7-2018 The Clerk Craft and the USPS agreed on a $36 million remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program. The money will be distributed among Clerk Craft employees to be identified by the National APWU. View the full article
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