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  2. On June 22, 2021, APWU entered into negotiations with USPS management on a new collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement expires September 20, 2021. Below are President Dimondstein's opening remarks, which set out APWU members' priorities for our new contract. The American Postal Workers Union welcomes this opportunity to represent approximately 200,000 postal workers in these important negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between our union and the United States Postal Service. For generations Postal workers w
  3. On June 21st, the American Postal Workers Union and postal management signed a major new agreement to address longstanding understaffing issues in mail processing functions at the Postal Service. Under the terms of the new agreement the “Function” 1 mail processing staffing will be increased with 3,741 new career positions. The agreement also establishes the additional conversion of at least 3,641 PSEs to career. In total the agreement will result in the 7,400 PSE conversions. These conversions will take place no later than August 14, 2021 and will be applied to 245 installations througho
  4. Earlier
  5. President Dimondstein was joined by Secretary-Treasurer Powell for June's Livestream. They covered the upcoming kick off of our contract campaign, the new bipartisan postal reform legislation, and more on the 10 year plan and our fight to stop the delays. They took questions from members on organizing non-members in the USPS, EFEL leave, proposals for retiree health care under the Postal Service Reform Act and the threat to small post offices.
  6. PSEs to See Pay Raise On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay increase of 20 cents per hour. The additional pay will be reflected in pay checks dated June 11, 2021. The new hourly rates for PSEs can be found here. This is will be the fifth and final pay increase PSEs will receive under the 2018-2021 National Agreement. The five pay increases the PSEs receive included three general increases of 2.3%, 2.1%, 2.0%, and two additional increases of 20 cents each (PSEs do not receive COLA). Overall, a Level 6 PSE received a total of $2.07 per hour dur
  7. Contract negotiations open in less than one month. Our next APWU Live with President Dimondstein is coming up on June 1 and we hope to see you there. Sign up here to get a reminder and to ask your question. There is a lot happening for postal workers right now and we have a packed livestream this month. This is your chance to get updates on postal workers’ campaign to restore speedy mail service and stop management’s attempt to permanently delay the mail. We will discuss management’s plans for plant closures and consolidations. And we
  8. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Introduces Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act May 12, 2021 On May 11th, Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform introduced the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act. The new bill is scheduled to be marked up on Thursday, May 13th, 2021. The bipartisan bill is an important step on the road to saving our public Postal Service. The bill will place USPS on the path toward financial stability by taking the critical step of
  9. treasure's report 4-2021.pdf
  10. Constitution and By Laws of the Charleston WV Area Local #133 Old Language: Article IV Remuneration Section 1. The following officers and full-time stewards shall be paid the following token salary on a monthly basis based on current wage level and step. Any officer/steward who is eligible for more than one salary shall receive only the higher salary. Officers and full-time stewards who have retired shall be paid their salary at the level and step at which they retired plus any contractual raises. President ...........................................
  11. The Charleston WV Area Local #133 will be conducting the Regular Monthly Meeting for April 17, 2021 @ 8:00 AM. According to the Charleston, West Virginia Area Local #133, Voting on attached Constitutional By-Laws changes at the April 17, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting @ 8:00 AM. The meeting will be held at 711 Bigley Ave. Charleston, WV 25302 There will be a $25.00 door prize. The bonus drawing is $250.00. ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
  12. Dear HPR's, The conversion of 5,500 PSE’s began as of March 13. Becoming career employees will be a life changing and exciting time for the PSE’s and the Health Plan is here to help. We want to educate the new career employees on the APWU Health Plan benefits. As you know, we have two great plans that offer strong benefits for the APWU members and their families. Please note, the new career employees will only have 60 calendar days to select their health plan. The new career employees that were on the USPS plan as a PSE will be automatically disenrolled
  13. Old Language: Article XI Duties of Officers SECTION 4. Secretary-The secretary shall keep a correct and impartial record, of the proceedings of this area local and carry on such correspondence as the affairs of the area local dictate. The secretary shall record each meeting on the cassette recorder provided and will use said tapes to assist in preparing the minutes of each meeting. Tapes of each meeting shall be retained for a period of 120 days after said meeting. No communications carried on by the area local may be regarded as official unless a signed copy of the dispatched communicati
  14. The Charleston WV Area Local #133 will be conducting the Regular Monthly Meeting for March 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM. According to the Charleston, West Virginia Area Local #133, Voting on attached Constitutional By-Laws changes at the March 20, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 PM. We will also be taking nominations for Delegates to the State Convention for April 29, 2021- April 30, 2021 which will be held by Zoom conferencing. The meeting will be held at 711 Bigley Ave. Charleston, WV 25302 There will be a $25.00 door prize. T
  15. Covid Vaccines are now available to USPS employees. Please register to get your vaccine at the WV DHHR link below https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx
  16. Union Contract Survey - Let Your Voice Be Heard! Tell us your bargaining priorities for the upcoming Contract Negotiations Fill out your survey
  17. Charleston Area Local #133 Important Announcement February 2, 2021 ATTENTION MEMBERS The following members have been appointed to the vacant positions following the 2021 Charleston WV Area Local #133 election: • Daniel Gravley- Assistant Maintenance Craft Director • Joey Christian- Safety Director • Kayla Cuppy- Editor
  18. ATTENTION MEMBERS The Charleston WV Area Local #133 will be conducting the Regular Monthly Meeting for February 20, 2021 @ 8:00 AM. According to the Charleston, West Virginia Area Local #133, Constitutional By-Laws at the March 20, 2021 Regular Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 PM. We will be taking nominations for Delegates to the State Convention for April 29, 2021- May 1, 2021 which will be held by Zoom conferencing. The meeting will be held at 711 Bigley Ave. Charleston, WV 25302 There will be a $25.00 door prize.
  19. Charleston Area Local #133 Regular Monthly Minutes January 16, 2021 ATTENTIONS: PLEASE POST ON APWU BULLETIN BOARD Opening of Meeting Craig Brown called meeting to order at 7:00 PM, Saturday, January,16 2021. Allegiance to Flag Melissa Monday led the Pledge of Allegiance. Officers Present Vice President – Craig Brown Secretary – Susan Swiney Clerk Craft Director – Tim Thompson Assistant Clerk Craft Dir. - Amy Haga Motor Vehicle Craft Dir.- Melissa Monday Editor – Chris Smith Assit. Safety Dir.- Doug Butler Organi
  20. President: Craig Brown 115 votes Daniel Gravley 62 votes 2 No votes Vice President: Doug Butler 107 votes Kayla Cuppy 69 votes 3 No votes Treasurer: Chris Smith 128 votes Paula Barker-Harless 45 votes 6 No votes Maintenance Craft Director: Danny Clark 45 votes Joey Christian 15 votes Motor Vehicle Craft Director: Melissa Monday 2 votes Logan Scott 2 votes Trustees: Rita Jackson 92 votes Dan Akers 49 votes Donna Acord 31 votes 7 No votes
  21. Postal Management and the American Postal Workers Union signed a major Memorandum of Understanding to help address the chronic understaffing at mail processing facilities throughout much of the country. Under the terms of the new agreement, over 5,500 new career positions will be created at 192 installations. The number of career positions will vary by installation based on management’s determination. 5,524 PSEs will be converted to career status as soon as possible, but no later than March 13, 2021. As a transition to the creation of the new career positions and PSE conversions, com
  22. Longtime APWU Retiree, Byron Denton, age 92, was a postal worker. As an old timer, he has experienced some tough times, but nothing compared to the hardships faced by today's postal workers. They have delivered through an unprecedented global pandemic and they deserve support. Show you will stand with postal workers and a public US Postal Service: sign the petition to #SaveThePostOffice www.apwu.org/petition
  23. The APWU Health Plan has been serving America’s postal and federal workers and retirees for more than 60 years. See APWU Health Plan 2021 Benefits. Open Season runs from the Monday of the second full work week in November 9 through the Monday December 14. All federal and postal employees and retirees who are eligible to enroll in the FEHB Program may become member
  24. Union Member Benefits Insurance APWU Health Plans Learn about the differences between the two health plans so you can choose the one that meets your needs. High Option Consumer Driven - available to PSE's after one year of service The Voluntary Benefits Plan provides voluntary insurance benefits designed especially for APWU members. It offers disability, life, dental, hospital indemnity, automobile insurance, as well as numerous other programs. AFLAC Specified Health Event and Cancer Insurance These comprehensive, affordable benefits, made availabl
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