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  2. Web News Article #: 69-2018 The Research & Education Department sponsor's 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. Recently, they have added two additional workshops to the 2018 pre-convention training! 1. New APWU SEARCH Interface Training - Arbitration Advocates should attend this training. The new webbased database is designed to be used by arbitration advocates to simplify searches for arbitration awards and decisions. The company that maintains APWU SEARCH database has developed this new design to enable the system to function more efficiently. The training will include how the new interface works, how to conduct searches using the multiple-tab feature, and methods to narrow searches. (10 am-1 pm)​​ 2. “The APWU Health Plan" as an Organizing Tool - Teaches techniques and strategies for signing up non-members utilizing the APWU Health Plan and other benefit programs that are reserved for members. Explores ways to get members, who have quit, to rejoin the union. (10 am-1 pm) View the full article
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  5. Web News Article #: 65 - 2018 Watch President Dimondstein's strong remarks to lead off opening day of contract talks. View the full article
  6. Web News Article #: 67-2018 American Postal Workers Union members from coast-to-coast say why they are FIRED UP AND READY TO GO for the 2018 Contract Negotiations! View the full article
  7. Web News Article #: 68-2018 President Dimondstein has announced in accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Idowu Balogun has assumed the position of the Maintenance Division Director. Western Region Maintenance NBA Jimmie Waldon was appointed by Brother Balogun with unanimous consent of the Maintenance Council to fill the position of “A,” effective July 16, 2018. Hector Baez was appointed by Brother Balogun to serve as Western Region Maintenance Division National Business Agent “A” which is located in Mesa, Arizona, effective July 16, 2018. View the full article
  8. Web News Article #: 64 - 2018 The American Postal Workers Union began negotiations for a new union contract with the U.S. Postal Service with an opening session on June 26th. In a display of postal union unity, NALC Executive Vice-President Brian Renfroe and NPMHU president Paul Hogrogian sat shoulder to shoulder with the APWU leadership. A host of notable labor and community allies, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and NAACP national leader Hilary Shelton, were present in support, underscoring the national importance of this round of bargaining. View the full article
  9. Web News Article #: 63-2018 Members of the American Postal Workers Union got fired up for the opening of collective bargaining with a raucous rally on the evening before negotiations began, promising intense member engagement across the country. View the full article
  10. Web News Article #: 62-2018 After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers. View the full article
  11. Web News Article #: 61-2018 View the full article
  12. Web News Article #: 60-2018 With only a few days before contract negotiations, President Dimondstein has an important message for you! View the full article
  13. Web News Article #: 59-2018 The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Furthermore, the White House plan is an attack on many federal agencies and the public services they provide. The White House’s plan states, “Like many European nations the United States could privatize its postal operator…” What’s left unsaid is European nations charge substantially more for mail services delivered in a much smaller area. They also regularly raise the cost of delivery. For example, the cost of sending a letter in the United Kingdom has increased 80 percent over the past decade. By comparison, the U.S. has the lowest postage rates in the industrialized world. Eliminating the universal service obligation, as the plan suggests, would hurt business and individuals alike, and would be a dagger aimed at the heart of rural America and undermine e-commerce. View the full article
  14. Web News Article #: 58-2018 APWU invites all members and allies to join us online for the Contract Negotiations Opening Day Kick-Off Rally. Several labor allies, political leaders, and community supporters will be joining in. We will be streaming the event live from our website and on YouTube. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook by clicking here. Please share far and wide with your coworkers, family and friends. View the full article
  15. Web News Article #: 56-2018 Brother Steven G. Raymer, who served as the union’s Maintenance Division Director for the past 17 years, was on the union’s National Executive Board and a lifetime trade unionist passed away suddenly from a heart attack on June 16, 2018. Steve was 61 at the time of his death. View the full article
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    Wear Your Sticker on June 26

    News Service Bulletin #: Vol. 48 No. 5 June 26 is a big day for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and our families. It’s the opening day of contract negotiations for our new collective bargaining agreement. June 26 is a day to stand up, speak out and show pride in our union and solidarity with our bargaining team. Let’s all wear our stickers, showing we are “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” View the full article
  17. Web News Article #: 56-2018 Boston Metro Area Local Standing Strong & United on Union Gear Thursday! If your local is FIRED UP AND READY TO GO send union gear and contract action images to communications@apwu.org. View the full article
  18. Web News Article #: 55-2018 APWU met with the White House Task Force on the Postal Service on Tuesday, June 6 and presented a series of recommendations and supporting materials on how the USPS could improve services, become more financially stable, and continue to remain a treasured public institution offering universal service to all citizens, regardless of where they live or work. View the full article
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    APWU Tells the PMG

    Web News Article #: 54-2018 APWU members are turning out and showing up for the Tell the PMG Video Challenge. Members from Baltimore to Dallas to Salt Lake City have already submitted videos explaining the importance of the work they do, that they deserve a fair contract, and they will fight not only for themselves but future workers! Passion Walker was recently converted to full-time position and now she’s standing up and fighting back so no one else has to go through what she went through. Want your voice to be heard? Tell your story on video and the APWU bargaining team will carry your message on to the negotiation table. Click here to fill out the submission form and upload your video. All submitters will be sent a free 2018 Contract Campaign t-shirt! View the full article
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    Tell the PMG!

    Web News Article #: 53-2018 Have you ever wanted to tell the Postmaster General a thing or two? Now you can. The APWU Contract Campaign is asking members to submit short videos to the union telling the story of the work you and other union members perform daily serving the publicand why you need a new – and fair contract! Tell your story on an APWU video and your APWU bargaining team will carry your message on to the bargaining table.>> Click here for the video submission form << View the full article
  21. Web News Article #: 52-2018 David Celebrating 67 Years of Federal Service on May 31. When David Rodriguez first began at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1958, employees would show up and have to wait until work was available, resulting in 12- to 15-hour days with minimal pay. Not until 1963, with President Kennedy’s executive order, did federal employees have the right to even limited collective bargaining. View the full article
  22. Web News Article #: 51-2018 Opening Day is June 26, and it is right around the corner! Are you ready? View the full article
  23. Web News Article #: 50-2018 APWU 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." View the full article
  24. 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. View the full article
  25. 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. View the full article
  26. 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. View the full article
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    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Web News Article #: 46-2018 The 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. View the full article
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