Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 70-2017

    Bmorepicket.pngFollowing strong resistance from the APWU - and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) - USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations.

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    Join the APWU in a Day of Action on July 18th to Fight the White House’s Budget Proposal

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 69-2017

    Jul-18-Budget-Day-of-Action-membe.pngThe House Budget Committee is currently weighing a budget which includes deep cuts to your pay and benefits! Get ready to make some noise.

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    Tentative Agreement Reached with Salmon Companies

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 68-2017

    The American Postal Workers Union reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Salmon Companies, the largest ground transportation supplier to the United State Postal Service. Truck drivers for the private-sector company are members of the APWU Support Services Division. The contract covers locals from Dallas, TX, Shreveport, LA, Little Rock, AR, and Memphis, TN.

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    Maintenance Defines Custodial Staffing in POStPlan Clusters

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    Web News Article #: 67-2017

    On June 30, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued a national award for Case No. Q10T-4Q-C 15206030 concerning custodial staffing in POStPlan office clusters (a group of postal facilities consisting of at least one Remotely Managed Post Office [RMPO] directly reporting to the postmaster located at the Administrative Post Office [APO]). Arbitrator Goldberg’s award certified that a POStPlan office cluster, is an installation as defined in Article 38.2.B and the custodial staffing formula outlined in the Maintenance Craft "Subcontracting Cleaning Services" Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) applies. This means the USPS cannot continue to freely subcontract out bargaining unit work in these small offices.

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    A Summer ‘To Do’

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

    By Health Plan Director John Marcotte 

    Summer is upon us. With it comes vacations, picnics and long days filled with warm weather activities. While evaluating your family’s health care may not be on the top of your list of summertime “to dos,” now is the perfect time to see if the APWU Health Plan can better serve you, save you money or both.

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    A Summer ‘To Do’

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    By Apwu133,

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

    By Health Plan Director John Marcotte 

    Summer is upon us. With it comes vacations, picnics and long days filled with warm weather activities. While evaluating your family’s health care may not be on the top of your list of summertime “to dos,” now is the perfect time to see if the APWU Health Plan can better serve you, save you money or both.

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    Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

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

    By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor 

    The following is a partial reprint of 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s published by The Alzheimer’s Association®. For the full article, visit alz.org/10signs.

    Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

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    Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

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    By Apwu133,

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

    By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor 

    The following is a partial reprint of 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s published by The Alzheimer’s Association®. For the full article, visit alz.org/10signs.

    Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

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