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    Huge Victory for West Virginia Education Workers

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    Web News Article #: 26-2018

    West%20Virginia%20Teachers.jpgIt was an inspirational show of solidarity. Education workers across all 55 counties in West Virginia – about 34,000 workers in total – said ‘enough is enough.’ Members of the American Federation of Teachers - West Virginia (AFT-West Virginia), the West Virginia Education Association (WVEA), and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) went out on strike from Feb. 22 – Mar. 6. Together, they were victorious.

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    Building Our Future – A Challenge, A Priority!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 25-2018

     

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    On March 2, thirteen APWU members participated in a day-long focus group to test the curriculum being developed by Rutgers University’s Labor Education Center for the union’s ongoing efforts to build an APWU broad-based educational program, known as the APWU National Institute.

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    Honoring Women's History

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    Web News Article #: 24-2018

    On March 7, 2018, The APWU National Executive Board adopted a proclamation to honor the women of the APWU throughout March, in celebration of Women's History Month.

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    Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

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    Web News Article #: 23-2018

    With contract negotiations set to begin early summer, President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 14th member, appointed by the president, is a member of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.

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    Florida Postal Workers Protest Staffing Shortages

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 22-2018

    Key_West_6.jpegOn Monday, Feb. 19, members of the Florida Keys Area Local held an informational picket in front of the main post office in Key West, shining a light on the severe slashes to staffing and service that are causing mail delays and hazardous working conditions.

     

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    Agreement Reached on MS 1 Remand!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 21-2018

    On February 27, 2018, the Postal Service and the APWU Maintenance Division signed an agreement resolving national level disputes in case numbers (Q10T-4Q-C 14171644 and Q10T-4Q-C 16481407).

    The outstanding issue revolves around Arbitrator Goldberg’s REMANDED Decision of September 13, 2017:

    The issues of whether the revisions to the MS-1 dealing with (a) preventative maintenance time allowances and frequencies, and (b) space adjustments and miscellaneous work time allowances violated Article 19 are remanded to the parties.”

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    President Dimondstein Talks with Ed Schultz About the Supreme Court Case Janus v AFSCME

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 20-2018
    "If the Supreme Court rules against the unions, it's not going to stop workers from needing and wanting and building unions."

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    First 2018 COLA Increase Announced

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    By Apwu133,
    News Service Bulletin #: 02-2018

    In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. 

    The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018 (Pay Period 06-2018), and will total $520.00 per year.

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