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    Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 50-2018

    Burrusgold.jpgAPWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. "We, as postal workers, including our families and our communities, have greatly benefited from his impassioned and determined life’s work and leadership."

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    President Dimondstein: "Let's Deliver Mail, not Myths"

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 49-2018

    APWU President Mark Dimondstein busts myths and sets the record straight on the Postal Service, "a national treasure belonging to all the people of the United States." Click here to read the entire column as it appears in the Boston Globe.
     

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    Power to the Workers – New Bill to Strengthen Unions

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 48-2018

    On Wednesday, May 9, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the Workplace Democracy Act, with Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) introducing the companion bill in the House of Representatives.

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    Washington’s Latest Attempt to Slash our Pay & Benefits

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 47-2018

    “Such changes would mean thousands of dollars taken out of active workers’ paychecks and thousands more in reduced benefits for retirees,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. Taken together, the proposals outlined by OPM would take a staggering $144 billion out of the pockets of dedicated civil servants over the next ten years.

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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 46-2018

    Food-Drive-18-RGB-flat-.jpgThe APWU National officers are asking members to actively support the 26th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. 

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    Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 44-2018

    Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demands and must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote. 

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    Arizona and Colorado Workers Join the Fight for Quality Education

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 44-2018

    “We have classrooms where students sit on counter tops because there aren’t enough desks or seats in the room.”

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    Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local CAT Commemorates 1970 Postal Strike

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    By Apwu133,

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

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    NCSMAL members (L-R) Julio Mercedes, Derrick Williams, Gary Ledford
    and James Higginbotham

    The Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local’s (NCSMAL) CAT coordinated a commemorative day of action on March 19 for the 1970 Great Postal Strike. For the day, participating members wore 2018 Contract Campaign or other APWU gear.

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