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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    With negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the USPS and the APWU now at an impasse, we are heading into interest arbitration. Below are answers to a few frequently asked questions the union has received regarding the next steps in achieving a new union contract.

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    Auto Workers Laid Off

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman 

    Recently, General Motors (GM) and Ford announced massive layoffs and plant closings. GM announced that about 15,000 workers will be laid off in 2019. As this issue goes to press, Ford hasn’t announced how many workers will be laid off, but estimates put the number around 24,000 workers. The stress and emotions the workers and their families are going through is something many of us have never had to experience.

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    Auto Workers Laid Off

    Apwu133
    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman 

    Recently, General Motors (GM) and Ford announced massive layoffs and plant closings. GM announced that about 15,000 workers will be laid off in 2019. As this issue goes to press, Ford hasn’t announced how many workers will be laid off, but estimates put the number around 24,000 workers. The stress and emotions the workers and their families are going through is something many of us have never had to experience.

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    John Dirzius Retires

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

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    John Dirzius

    Northeast Region Coordinator John H. Dirzius retired on Dec. 31, 2018. During a labor union career spanning more than four decades, he was a tireless organizer, held multiple leadership roles and worked to build a strong union movement.

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    John Dirzius Retires

    Apwu133
    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    APWU%20PW%20JanFeb%20web%20%28002%29.jpg
    John Dirzius

    Northeast Region Coordinator John H. Dirzius retired on Dec. 31, 2018. During a labor union career spanning more than four decades, he was a tireless organizer, held multiple leadership roles and worked to build a strong union movement.

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