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    Register Today to Join the Call on Nov. 14!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 106-2018

    On Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. EST and 7 p.m. EST the Legislative & Political Department will host a call updating the membership on the US Mail Not for Sale campaign.NALC_Oct%208_US_Mail_Not_for_Sale_Stamp_

    Register today to join the call! Click here for a downloadable flyer to spread the word! 

    As we move into the Congressional Lame Duck Session - the period after the mid-term elections, but before newly-elected representatives take office for the 116th Congress - our fight to stop postal privatization cannot not slow down.

    We must continue to advocate for a public Postal Ser­vice and keep it from being sold off to the highest bidder. Click here to join the call, hear what’s next and take action.

     

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    Labor News

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

    Wave of Hotel Strikes

     

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    UNITE HERE strikers in Hawaii

     

    Hotel workers represented by Unite Here locals across the country rose up in September in a wave of worker militancy that led to work stoppages in eight major cities.

    More than 11,000 hotel workers in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and in Hawaii were on strike in September. The strikes in Chicago affected hotels across the city. As of press time, all but one hotel strike in Chicago has been resolved, but strikes in Marriott hotels continue in the other cities.

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    Attacks on Federal Workers

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman

    Recently our sisters and brothers who work for other federal agencies had their collective bargaining rights attacked. In a series of Executive Orders, President Trump forced agencies to re-write collective bargaining agreements under new guidelines. 

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    Open Season

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Health Plan Director John Marcotte

    This year’s Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season is Nov. 12–Dec. 10. Now is the time to take advantage of a union-owned health plan, staffed by union employees, whose singular focus is serving you, the member.

    At the APWU Health Plan we are driven to provide comprehensive health insurance at an affordable price. Now is the time to compare your current yearly out of pocket costs and the coverage your family needs with what the APWU Health Plan has to offer. Whether you desire proactive wellness coverage, are managing current heath care conditions, or looking for peace of mind and financial security if an illness or injury strikes, the APWU Health Plan (APWUHP) is here for you.

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    After the Mid-Term Elections Continue to Use Your Voice for What's Next

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    By Apwu133,

    (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

    By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor

    There is still work we must do to protect our federal pension, benefits and the Postal Service on behalf of retirees. The Social Security Fairness Act (HR.1205 and S.915), along with the Social Security Expansion Act (S.427) are needed legislation. There are still millions of Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuitants watching and waiting for Congress to pass legislation to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WPO) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) in order to provide us with a fair return on our investment in the Social Security system.

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