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    APWU Opposes USPS Healthcare Proposal

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/20/13) "The American Postal Workers Union vehemently opposes the Postal Service's proposal to remove postal workers from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program," President Cliff Guffey said following the release of a GAO report on the plan. "The APWU has often said that the USPS proposal is a brazen attempt to shift costs to postal employees and Medicare," he noted. "The Aug. 19 GAO report corroborates those findings."

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    First 399 Clerk Craft PSEs to be Converted to Career Status

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/16/13) In response to demands from the APWU, the Postal Service agreed on Aug. 14 to convert 399 Clerk Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs) to career status. The conversions will be the first in mail processing. The conversions will occur primarily in districts where the number of PSEs exceeds the 20 percent district-wide cap outlined in the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, and will take place within 60 days of the signing of the agreement.

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    PSEs Overtime Adjustment Postponed to Pay Period 19

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/16/13) The USPS has notified the APWU that it failed to complete back-pay adjustments for PSE overtime hours, which were expected in Pay Period 17. The adjustments will be made in Pay Period 19, management says. The adjustments are being made because the Department of Labor found that the USPS was paying PSEs for overtime at the wrong rate prior to Pay Period 14.

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    $937 Cost-of-Living Raise Set for September

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/15/13) Career APWU members will receive a $937 annual increase in pay in September, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced.

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    Union Wins Major Subcontracting Case

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/15/13) The APWU won a major victory Aug. 13 when Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a ruling that will help the union fight subcontracting.

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    APWU, USPS Agreement Strengthens, Clarifies PSE Seniority

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/14/13) The American Postal Workers Union achieved a significant victory on Aug. 13, with the signing a Memorandum of Understanding that strengthens and clarifies the seniority rights of Postal Support Employees, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has announced.

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    Candidates' Online Statements Updated

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/12/13) Several candidates for national union office have updated their online statements, in accordance with Article 11.3.c.2 of the APWU Constitution.

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    OWCP Suspends USPS Access to Electronic Data

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    By Apwu133,

    (08/12/13) In a bold step to protect the privacy rights of injured workers, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) has indefinitely suspended the Postal Service's ability to review, receive, and transfer Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) information and documents electronically.

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