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    Unions Improve the Lives of All Working People

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 82-2017

    union-density-top10pct-income-chart.pngPostal workers know first-hand that union jobs are good jobs. Unions help workers join together and bargain with their employer for better wages, benefits and working conditions. However, unions also stand up for the rights of workers who are not currently in a union. They are a rising tide that lifts all boats. 

    According to the Economic Policy Institute’s report How Today’s Unions Help Working People, unions are under attack at a time when they are needed more than ever. “Unions raise workers’ wages and strengthen their rights at work, but they also give working people a voice in our democracy,” said EPI President Lawrence Mishel.

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    Solidarity and Support to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 81-2017

    Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially our fellow APWU members.

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    2017 Peak Season Exception Period MOU Reached

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 80-2017

    The APWU and the USPS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), RE: Peak Season Exception Periods – 2017 Date Changes, modifying the Peak Season (Holiday Season) Exception period for 2017 to “ensure adequate coverage” and “accommodate customer service.”

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    Let You Member of Congress Know How You Really Feel About the 2018 Budget

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 79-2017

    Members of Congress are home for a couple weeks during their summer recess. We are asking you to reach out to your Representative and urge them to reject the proposed federal budget!

    Call your legislator at 844-402-1001 and tell them NO on the House budget.

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    Gearing Up for the 2018 Contract Campaign

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    By Apwu133,
    News Service Bulletin #: 06-2017

    The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign.  

     

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    Members of the Central Arkansas Area Local rocked union gear during the 2015 Contract Campaign

     

    The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), also known as a union contract, between the APWU and the USPS expires on Sept. 20, 2018 – just a little over one year from now. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment. 

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    2018 Contract Campaign and Slogan Contest!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 76-2017

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    The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign! And you can get involved by entering our contest to help us come up with our campaign slogan (click here for flyer and and see details below).

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    Early Registration for All Craft Conference & Retirees Conference Extended to Sept. 8

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 77-2017

    Early registration for the All Craft Conference and the Retirees Conference has been extended until September 8, 2017.  The cost is $85 for the All Craft Conference and $40 for the Retirees Conference.  After September 8, 2017, the cost for the All Craft Conference is $135 and $45 for the Retirees Conference.

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    Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 75-2017

    In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, 2017 (Pay Period 19-2017), and will total $270.00 per year.

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