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    Wildfires Continue to Burn in California

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 102-2017

    On Oct. 8, wildfires ignited in northern California, setting in motion state-wide disaster relief. Over 11,000 firefighter and other emergency workers were mobilized across the state to contain the flames.

    These wildfires are predicted to be one of the worst disasters in the state’s history. More than 75,000 people have been evacuated. At least 42 people are dead, with another 60 missing. More than 217,000 acres have been engulfed in the fires.

    Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have been tirelessly fighting the flames.

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    Boston Local Brings Allies Together to Fight for a Better Postal Service

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 101-2017

    Boston_Crowd_And_Signs.jpgOn October 18, APWU Boston Metro Area Local – along with other APWU members, allies and activists – took to the streets to demand management fill New England Area postal vacancies. Ignoring these vacancies leads to slow mail processing, delayed mail delivery, poor customer service and hinders dependable public service around New England.

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    Veterans' Day Observed on Saturday November 11: Postal Retail and Delivery Closed

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 99-2017

    Each year, Veterans' Day is celebrated on Nov. 11. For 2017, the holiday falls on a Saturday. 

    There has been some confusion about when the Postal Service will observe the holiday because it has a six “business” day week. For clarification, USPS Retail and Delivery will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017. It will be business as usual on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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    2018 Social Security COLA to Health Care Executive Order

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    By Apwu133,

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    HEADLINES: 2018 Social Security COLA will be 2.0%: Not Enough to Offset Medicare Part B Premiums; House Slashes Medicare to Fund Children’s Health Insurance Program; President Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order, Ends Affordable Care Act Subsidies; CNN: Investigation Finds Drug May Be Inappropriately Prescribed Pill to Nursing Home Residents; Nebraska Alliance Elects Officers, Wisconsin Alliance Draws Gubernatorial Candidates.

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    2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 98-2017

    penalty-overtime-exclusion.pngThis year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 - Week 1).

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    Update on the House Budget Resolution

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 97-2017

    2017-10-13-capitol-building-blue-sky.pngOn Thursday, Oct. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance its 2018 budget resolution... "The budget fight is far from over," said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard.

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    Secretary-Treasurer Powell Receives Labor & Social Justice Leadership Award

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 96-2017

    Spirit-of-Democracy-Award-10-4-17.jpgAs the first female executive officer in APWU history, Liz Powell was recognized for her consistent support, education and guidance in increasing representation of workers in communities in state and local unions.

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    Union Family Flies to Puerto Rico to Assist Relief Efforts

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 95-2017

    san-juan-mayor-with-unions.jpgWhen disaster strikes, workers can be counted on to show up and help out in times of need. When the call came in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation, it was no different – our union family stepped up to support our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico.

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