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    The Postal Service, Serving 2.7 Billion

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    (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

    Contrary to the Postal Service’s claims that post offices have less foot traffic than other national retailers, the United States Postal Service is truly the nation’s leader in service. Postal workers assist customers at more than 30,000 retail outlets across the country, which is about as many locations as McDonald’s, Starbucks and Walmart combined, according to a recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report. 

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    The Long Road Home

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    (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

    By Human Relations Director Sue Carney

    For many survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria the road home will not be easy. Torrential rains, powerful wind gusts of up to 175 mph and storm surges reaching 12.5 feet caused widespread flooding and destruction throughout much of the south and the Caribbean – impacting millions, including more than 100,000 postal employees and an untold number of retirees.

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    24th Biennial National Convention Announced

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    Web News Article #: 106-2017

    The 24th Biennial National Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20 – 23, 2018

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    Post Office Dedicated in Memory of APWU Member & Activist

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 105-2017

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    On Sunday, Oct. 22, the South Shore Annex Post Office – located at 3031 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY – was renamed and dedicated in memory of Leonard “Lenny” Montalto.

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    2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

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    By Apwu133,
    News Service Bulletin #: 07-2017

    After the 2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest was announced in the middle of August, slogans came pouring into headquarters with over 1,500 members taking action. Concern for the future, unity, respect and support for the union’s general bargaining goals were recurring themes. By the deadline, more than 2,500 entries were received, with some members entering multiple suggestions. Fighting_Today_for_a_Better_Tomorrow_art

    Around 1,300 All-Craft Conference (ACC) attendees got a chance to cast a ballot for their favorite pick of the five “finalist” slogans – determined by the National Executive Board. President Dimondstein is pleased to announce the winning slogan is “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” It was submitted by Alfonso McFarlin, Jr., a member of the Houston Area Local Retiree Chapter.

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    eWHEP BMC Step 4 Settlement Reached

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 105-2017

    After several meetings with the Postal Service, we are happy to inform you that we were able to settle the outstanding issue of using the newly created eWHEP in a BMC environment

    The Step 4 Settlement dated October 19, 2017 states:

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    No Pay or Benefit Cuts for Postal Employees in Federal Budget

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    Web News Article #: 103-2017

    On Thursday, Oct. 26, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Senate’s budget resolution. With both chambers in agreement, there is now a budget which lays out limits for 2018 federal government spending...

    “While the APWU successfully defeated attacks on postal worker pay and retirement benefits make no mistake, this is not a good budget,” said President Dimondstein. 

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    2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 104-2017

    Fighting_Today_for_a_Better_Tomorrow_artPresident Dimondstein is pleased to announce the winning slogan is “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” It was submitted by Alfonso McFarlin, Jr., a member of the Houston Area Local Retiree Chapter.

     

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