USPS Private Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

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    Web News Article #: 55-2017

    Beam%20Bros%20trucking.jpgOn March 16, 2017, Beam Bros. Trucking, Inc., a private trucking company, was indicted on multiple counts of fraud and abuse in their capacity as a Highway Contract Route (HCR) operator for the USPS.

    The APWU Motor Vehicle Service Division has fought for years to return this type of work in-house to Postal Vehicle Service employees from such HCR subcontractors, citing fraud and abuse as one of the many significant reasons that these routes should be returned to USPS Motor Vehicle Service employees.

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    Postal Reform Scored by Congressional Budget Office

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    Web News Article #: 54-2017

    capitol.jpgYesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published its report on Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). It is standard practice for the CBO to “score” pending legislation introduced into Congress in order to report its impact on the federal budget. They estimate that H.R. 756 would result in a savings of $6.2 billion over the next ten years.

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    Union Administration Training Graduates

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    Web News Article #: 54-2017

     

    class-picture.jpgFeatured is the graduating class of the Union Administration Training recently held at the Maritime Institute. The training was designed to give local and state presidents, executive vice presidents, and secretary-treasurers the skills needed to meet the upcoming challenges facing the labor movement. Seated are Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy and Director of Research and Education Joyce B. Robinson.

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    White House 2018 Budget Proposal Targets Postal Workers and Postal Services

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 53-2017

    white-house-1.jpgThis week the White House released their budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as they do every fiscal year. There are a number of disturbing provisions which will directly affect postal workers and postal services for the American people...

    “This budget proposal is Robin Hood in reverse,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “It robs from the workers to give more and more to the wealthy. Taken in their entirety, these are draconian attacks on hard working postal workers and our families.”

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    2017 Dinner Dance

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    APWU Members Stand with CWA Strikers

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 52-2017

    CWA1400Picket_3.jpgAPWU members from the Portland (Maine) Area Local stood in solidarity with striking CWA sisters and brothers at multiple AT&T picket lines throughout southern Maine. 

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    Support Services Rock Union Gear Thursdays

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    Web News Article #: 51-2017

    WBSC_Contract_Campaign_crop2.jpgIT/AS Support Service members are wearing union gear on Thursdays to show solidarity during their current contract negotiations. Pictured are members of the Wilkes-Barre Solution Center. 

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    APWU Stands in Solidarity with Striking AT&T Retail Workers

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    Web News Article #: 50-2017

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    Across 36 states and the District of Columbia, 40,000 AT&T retail workers walked off the job on Friday, May 19, because a tentative agreement could not be reached between AT&T Mobility and the Communication Workers of America (CWA). The strike is slated to last 3 days. Visit http://unityatattmobility.org to learn more.

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