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    Assistant Clerk Director Krueth Retires

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    (01/03/14) APWU Assistant Clerk Craft Director Lyle Krueth retired on Jan. 3, ending a career that spanned more than three decades. Before becoming assistant director in 2010, he served as a Central Region National Business Agent (beginning in 1995), Minnesota state president (1994), Minneapolis Area Local president (1989) and a variety of other local positions.

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    United Parcel Service Christmas Debacle Shows Why We Need a Public Postal Service

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    The failure of United Parcel Service to deliver holiday packages by Christmas demonstrates the importance of the U.S. Postal Service to the people of the country, says APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

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    Posting of a notice to change the locals constitution and by laws

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    Notice to all members,

     

      Article II Quorum of the constitution and by laws to be changed from 

     

    "Regular Monthly Meetings - Ten members including two executive board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business."

     

    to

     

    "Regular Monthly Meetings - Seven members including two executive board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business."


    Make it a Matter of Record: Tell the PRC About Delayed Mail

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    Businesses, customers and APWU members who have complaints about delayed mail should be sure to let the Postal Regulatory Commission know, says Debby Szeredy, the union's executive vice president. "Much of the delayed mail is in areas where plants and post offices have been consolidated or closed or where hours at post offices have been reduced," she said.

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    Dimondstein Appears on 'The Ed Show'

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    (12/18/13)APWU President Mark Dimondstein appeared on The Ed Show on MSNBC Dec. 18 to discuss the campaign to protect the USPS as a public service. Click below to view the segment.

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    Tests Prove It! -- Using Postal Drivers Can Save Money, Secure Jobs

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    (12/18/13) A recent test in Louisville KY shows that the USPS can save money and preserve postal jobs by combining truck routes currently run by contractors with routes run by Postal Vehicle Service employees, says Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster.

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    Senate Panel Postpones Consideration of Postal Bill

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    (12/17/13) A Senate committee has postponed consideration of a controversial postal bill that was condemned by postal unions. Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs were scheduled to meet on Dec. 18 to act on S. 1486, which was introduced by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) in August. "We're pleased that Sen. Carper has postponed a committee vote on the bill," said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. "But our fight is not over."

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    Look Who Dropped By!

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    (12/16/13) Ralph Nader, the founder of the consumer-rights movement, met with APWU leaders at the union's office in Washington DC on Dec. 12. "Ralph Nader has been an ardent defender of the people's right to a public postal service," said President Mark Dimondstein. "He appreciates the important role the USPS continues to play in American life, and believes we can beat the forces of privatization."

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