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  1. (This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Vice President Debby Szeredy My dream would be to help make APWU truly a movement of members fighting to save the USPS from privatization. Everyone needs to take responsibility and get involved. There is plenty of work to do. It will only get better when everyone joins in making it happen. We all want a safe, non-hostile, good paying, enjoyable workplace! We all are under attack and without all of us in this fight we could lose everything. View the full article
  2. (This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By President Mark Dimondstein I was honored to have led the just concluded APWU’s 24th Biennial National Convention – the grand union meeting that sets our union's future direction. It was inspirational with dynamic speakers, democratic with much lively debate and votes taken, included a spirited rally to save the service, and helped prepare us for the challenges ahead. Some excerpts from my keynote address follow: On this 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike when 1,300 courageous African-American workers in the segregated south took on city hall and won, we gain courage and inspiration. Fifty years later the education workers’ rebellions uplift us… View the full article
  3. Web News Article #: 62-2018 After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers. View the full article
  4. Web News Article #: 92-2018 APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days. Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired Thursday, September 20, 2018... All the rights, benefits and provisions of our existing union contract remain in place, and are fully enforceable during the 30-day extension of negotiations. View the full article
  5. Web News Article #: 88-2018 Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks. Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Rallies will take place at many Congressional offices throughout the country. Check with your local and state leaders for more details and for the exact time and location in your area. View the full article
  6. Web News Article #: 90-2018 View the full article
  7. Web News Article #: 89-2018 When the USPS made changes to Chapters 5 and 7 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM) in 1995, APWU challenged the changes as not fair, reasonable, and equitable. While USPS agreed to restore the language in 2007 and again in 2012, they never did. APWU never stopped fighting. On August 28, we reached an agreement with the USPS to restore the language within 12 weeks. "This language is significant because it protects work that is presently being performed in the MVS Craft," said Michael Foster, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) Division Director. View the full article
  8. Web News Article #: 88-2018 Some non-unionized drivers from Pat Salmon Companies in El Paso, TX approached the Salmon Companies Dallas APWU represented drivers with concerns over their working conditions. The Dallas driver President, Sonny Castleman, quickly arranged for a meeting with the drivers to discuss the issues. View the full article
  9. Web News Article #: 87-2018 September 20, 2018 marks the expiration of our Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS. There is much at stake for members of the American Postal Workers Union as your negotiating committee is fighting to protect job security, win fair wage increases, maintain our COLA, expand rights of PTFs and PSEs alike, seek to end the divisive multi-tier wage structure and expand postal services. This Thursday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 20 are the last two Union Gear Thursdays before our contract expires. Make sure to ‘Gear Up!’ Coast-to-coast – Hawaii to Maine, Florida to Alaska – as we show the Postal Service that we are one, we are strong, we are united. Put on your buttons, wristbands, stickers, shirts, hats and other union gear! Tag #APWUnited on social media, send us your images to nccc@apwu.org, and proudly display our solidarity! Click here to download the flyer and spread the word: Sept. 13 is NATIONAL UNION GEAR DAY! View the full article
  10. News Service Bulletin #: Vol. 48, No. 07 The current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service expires at midnight September 20, 2018. The union entered the final 10-day stretch of intense negotiations – including days of round-the-clock bargaining – on Sept. 10. National President Dimondstein will provide regular updates starting Sept. 14. Call 866-412-8061 to get the latest news and updates as we continue Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow! Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 National Agreement View the full article
  11. Web News Article #: 86-2018 The current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service expires at midnight September 20, 2018. The union entered the final 10-day stretch of intense negotiations – including days of round-the-clock bargaining – on Sept. 10. National President Dimondstein will provide regular updates starting Sept. 14. Call 866-412-8061 to get the latest news and updates as we continue Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow! View the full article
  12. Web News Article #: 89-2018 The Clerk Craft recently settled four (4) Step 4 National Disputes with the Postal Service that address (1.) the assignment of injured on duty employees in USPS “pilot” or experimental programs, (2.) Lead Clerk duties and leading other employees, same level and higher, (3.) 204B details to non-supervisory positions, and (4.) Lead Clerk and TACs training and duties. Click Here to Read More. View the full article
  13. Web News Article #: 85-2018 APWU POWER Southern Region The APWU POWER Southern Region Educational Conference will be held on Monday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The deadline to register is Monday, October 1, 2018. It will be held at the IP Casino and Resort, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS. For more information and to register, click here. APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Region The APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Region Educational Conference will be held on Thursday, November 1 to Friday, November 2, 2018. The deadline to register is Friday, September 21, 2018. It will be held at the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel, located on the Boardwalk, 1416 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information and to register, click here. View the full article
  14. Web News Article #: 84-2018 We need you to build worker power to achieve our goals for a fair contract! Join us for a APWU Town Hall Call on September 6 for contract negotiation updates directly from President Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members. View the full article
  15. Web News Article #: 83-2018 In accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Jason Treier will serve as Eastern Region Maintenance Division National Business Agent, President Mark Dimondstein announced. View the full article
  16. Web News Article #: 81-2018 APWU members Fight this Labor Day and every day for a Better Tomorrow! View the full article
  17. Web News Article #: 80-2018 Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 24. If you are interested in working temporarily as an Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant, you must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. To apply click on “Search Now;” type “Annuitant Clerk” as the “keywords;” select the location; click on “Start;” then click on “Apply.” View the full article
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