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    2021 Virtual Open Health Fairs

    By Apwu133,



    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. The PSE’s currently on the Consumer Driven Option can remain on this plan to keep those benefits. No further action will be needed. 

    In order to pay the negotiated APWU Career rate for the Consumer Driven Option the employee must be enrolled in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plans for one full year as a career employee. The time spent on the Consumer Driven Option as a PSE doesn’t count toward the one year in FEHB.

    As the coronavirus continues to impact families nationwide, the Health Plan will continue to be sensitive to the COVID-19 risks related to work, travel, and social distancing. We want to allow the new career employees an opportunity to meet with APWU Health Plan staff virtually. 

    The APWU Health Plan will conduct Virtual Health Fairs, exclusively for this conversion. The Member Education department will brief employees on the benefit highlights for both the High Option and Consumer Driven Option plans. Most importantly, there will be a Q&A period to ask the Health Plan staff questions concerning benefits.

    Below is the schedule for the Virtual Health Fairs. Please circulate this information to the PSE’s that are being converted. Click the link to register and attend. 

    Once registered, you will get an email confirmation with a GoToWebinar link and dial-in information. On the day before the virtual health fair date you selected, we will email you a reminder and include the dial-in information with instructions.

    If you have questions, please contact our Director's office at (410) 242-1503 or by email at director@apwuhp.com.


    Our Virtual Health Fairs Dates

    April 14 - 2pm-4pm EST Register Now

    April 30 - 11am-1pm EST Register Now

    May 7 - 1pm-3pm EST Register Now

    You can also visit www.apwuhp.com/events to register for a health fair.

    Act NOW, APWU Group Legal Plan is open for enrollment 4/1- 4/30/2021. Don't Wait!

    By Apwu133,
    Group Legal Plan Open Enrollment begins NOW...
    so don't wait!
    APWU Members only!
    Group Legal Plan is Currently Open for Enrollment
    4/1/2021- 4/30/2021.


    By Apwu133,

    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.

    The bonus drawing is $250.00.



    Charleston Area Local #133

    Regular Monthly Minutes

    February 20, 2021


     Opening of Meeting

     Craig Brown called meeting to order at 8:00 AM, Saturday, February 20, 2021.


    Allegiance to Flag

     Chris Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance.


    Officers Present

     President – Craig Brown Vice President – Doug Butler Treasurer – Chris Smith Secretary Eustacia Wriston Clerk Craft Director – Tim Thompson Assistant Clerk Craft Dir. - Amy Haga

    Motor Vehicle Craft Dir.- Melissa Monday


    There were 9 members present.


    Reading of Minutes

     Eustacia Wriston read the monthly minutes for January 2021.

    Motion to accept the minutes for January as read was made by Chris Smith.

    Seconded by Tim Thompson.

    Motion Passed


    Treasurer's Report

     Chris Smith read the Treasurer's Report for January 2021.

    Motion to accept the Treasurer's Report for January 2021 as read was made by Tim Thompson.

    Seconded by Amy Haga.

    Motion Passed


    Bills and Communications

     Doug Butler read the following bills and communications.


    Letter from Karen Wolver, Auxiliary to APWU

    Human Relations Project has been Fisher House 2018-2021. Asking all locals for donations to help support Fisher House. For more information about Fisher House program go to: www.apwuauxiliary.org . To ensure recognition at the National Convention, please have donations sent in no later than July 15th.

    Letter from WVPWU President Sinikka Melvin

    WVPWU Executive board has opted to go online for the state convention. Training will be Thursday April 29th in the morning. Normal business start

    time will now start in the afternoon of the 29th and go into Friday April 30th. Legislative director Glenn Wilson sadly made the decision to resign. Chris Black was unanimously voted by the executive board to fill the legislative director position. There will be a portion of the convention dedicated to Gary Shorter so if you have any pictures you want to share please send them in.





    New Members


    Richard Thompson

    Dylan Turner

    Jimmy Petry

    Brandon Johnson

    Catherine Carry

    Erica Huffman

    Kimberly Algee



    Drop Outs


     Special Committees


     Standing Committees

     Constitution By-Law Committee:

    Amy Haga, Chris Smith, Eustacia Wriston, Craig Brown, Doug Butler, Melissa Monday, Tiffany Copley, Jeremy Clem, Danny Clark, and Tim Thompson. Meeting on February 24, 2021 at 5:30 PM


    Unfinished Business

     February 23, 2021 Zoom Workshop for Executive Office Training was canceled will substitute to the new date when announced.


    New Business

     Doug Butler made a motion to send the Vice President and Treasurer to the Secretary of Treasurers Fiduciary Training for February 10,2021 paying loss time for up to 8 hours.

    Seconded by Amy Haga.

    Motion Passed


    Doug Butler made a motion to send the President, Vice President, and Treasurer to the Department of Labor LM Training on February 24th from 1pm-4pm paying loss time for up to 8 hours.

    Seconded by Chris Smith.

    Motion Passed


    Doug Butler made a motion to purchase QuickBooks Pro 2021 spending up to $1,000.00.

    Seconded by Amy Haga.

    Motion Passed


    Tim Thompson made a motion to pay the Tour 1 stewards (Tim Thompson, Brenda Matheny, and Alexis Pratt) 8 more hours of lost time for the Basic Steward Training on February 11, 2021.

    Seconded by Doug Butler.

    Motion Passed

     Amy Haga made a motion to pay loss time for up to 16 hours for Clerk Craft Director and 1 person of their choosing to clean up the files in the office and shred documents.

    Seconded by Chris Smith.

    Motion Passed


    Chris Smith made a motion to pay the shredding company to come in and shred the documents up to $1,000.00.

    Seconded by Tim Thompson.

    Motion Passed


    Open Forum

     Need a list of agenda items for a labor management meeting.

    Vote in March for delegates to go to the state zoom convention.



     Motion to adjourn was made by Chris Smith.

    Seconded by Tim Thompson.

    Motion Passed


    The $25.00 door prize winner Brenda Matheny.

    The $250.00 bonus number was 193, Freda Gail Hill, who was not present.

    The next Union Meeting will be held on March 20, 2021, at 7:00 PM.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Eustacia Wriston, Secretary, APWU Local #133



    Covid Vaccines Available to USPS Employees

    By Apwu133,

    Covid Vaccines are now available to USPS employees. 

    Please register to get your vaccine at the WV DHHR link below


    Let Your Voice Be Heard

    By Apwu133,
    Union Contract Survey - Let Your Voice Be Heard!
    Tell us your bargaining priorities for the upcoming Contract Negotiations

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