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    'Stop Staples,' Chicago Activists Say

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    (04/07/14) Hundreds of APWU members, joined by hundreds of labor and community activists, took to the streets outside a Staples store in Elmwood Park, IL to protest a no-bid, sweetheart deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to set up postal "counters" staffed by low-wage Staples employees rather than U.S. Postal Service.

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    Chicago Postal Workers To Protest Outsourcing of USPS Services to Staples

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    (04/04/14) Members of the American Postal Workers Union from the Chicago area, joined by hundreds of labor and community activists, will protest on Saturday, April 5, in Elmwood Park, against a deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to move mail services into Staples stores.

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    PSEs Should Beware of 'Voice of Employee' Surveys

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    (04/03/14) Postal Support Employees should beware of management's latest ploy, union leaders are warning: Beginning in April, the Postal Service plans to ask non-career employees to take Voice of the Employee surveys. Management is after a lot more than meets the eye, according to APWU Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy. "What management won't tell you is that historically the USPS has used the Voice of the Employee data against workers at the negotiating table," she said.

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    New Organizing Toolkit Available

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    (04/03/14) A new organizing toolkit is now available, Organization Department Director Anna Smith has announced. The new kit includes a Welcome Book, a brochure specially designed for PSEs, a new union sign-up form, and a host of other material. "I hope this new material will motivate locals and state organizations to sign-up new members. I hope the toolkit will assist them in their organizing efforts."

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    Based on a Falsehood, Ryan Budget Would Plunder Postal Service

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    (04/01/14) The postal provisions in the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on April 1 are a "thinly-veiled attempt to plunder the Postal Service -- to slash service, cut workers' benefits, and render our great national treasure ripe for privatization," said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

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    Tentative Agreement Reached on Nurses' Contract

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    (04/01/14) The APWU has reached a Tentative Agreement with the USPS on a Collective Bargaining Agreement covering postal nurses. "The tentative contract resolves all the articles that were in dispute," said Support Services Craft Director Steve Brooks. "It will provide new benefits and will clarify working conditions for postal nurses represented by the National Postal Professional Nurses Local, APWU," he said.

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    Young Workers: Step Up, Attend the APWU Convention

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    (03/31/14) The APWU has a message for its youngest members: We need you! "We need the enthusiasm and creativity that young workers can bring to the APWU," said President Mark Dimondstein. "We want young union members to get involved and to put their stamp on the APWU."

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    Burrus Stops By

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    (03/28/14) Former APWU President William Burrus stopped by the union office on March 27 and visited with resident officers and senior staff. 

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