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    APWU's Statement on the USPS 2021 Financial Report

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    By Apwu133,

    The Postal Service reported out its Fiscal Year 2021 financial and operational results at the public meeting of the Board of Governors on November 10, 2021. Despite an increase of revenue of $3.9 billion, the Postal Service posted a net loss of $4.9 billion for 2021.

    While the losses continue to create headlines, two things have been made abundantly clear from the latest results. First is that the public continues to rely on the universal network of the Postal Service to meet their needs to conduct business, send correspondence, vote and shop. The pandemic has underscored the vital role of postal workers in our communities and we continue to step up for the public.

    Second is the urgent need for Congress and the Biden Administration to address longstanding issues effecting the Postal Service’s balance sheet. Passing the bi-partisan supported Postal Service Reform Act (as currently written), combined with Administrative action correcting faulty pension accounting, would eliminate nearly all of the Postal Service’s losses. Together, these would alleviate the tremendous pressure placed on service, on postal workers and on the public and move the Postal Service closer to financial health.

    Postal workers continue to take great pride in the essential service we provide to the public each and every day. We’ve done our part to secure the Postal Service’s central role in the life of the country. Now, lawmakers and the Administration must act to ensure the long-term viability of our great national treasure.


    Veterans Day

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    By Apwu133,

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    COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Standard

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    By Apwu133,

    In September, President Biden issued a directive to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19.  Today, OSHA released the highly anticipated ETS. This ETS does apply to the Postal Service.  

    In 1998, when the Postal Employees Safety Enhancement Act was passed, the Postal Service became subject to Public Law Number 91-596; which in turn made the Postal Service and its employees subject to all Safety Standards—whether temporary or permanent—implemented and enforced by OSHA.  

    At this time the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, (APWU) is reviewing the ETS to determine how to proceed as the ETS is applied by the Postal Service. After our review and determination of the next steps to take, more information will be released. 

    The APWU encourages all postal employees to practice the things that have been shown to slow the spread of COVID-19. These include social distancing, wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, and staying home from work when sick. The APWU also encourages all postal employees who are able to get vaccinated do so with one of the vaccines currently authorized for use today.  

     

    https://d1ocufyfjsc14h.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/osha_and_the_postal_service.pdf

    https://d1ocufyfjsc14h.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ets_covid-19_vaccination_and_testing.pdf


    ATTENTION MEMBERS

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    By Apwu133,

    The Union t-shirts and hoodies are in and have been sorted. They will be brought to the Plant and Stations/Branches by Tour due to limited space in the Union offices. They will be distributed to the members ASAP.


    Attention Members

    Apwu133
    By Apwu133,

    ATTENTION MEMBERS

     

     

     

     

    The Charleston WV Area Local #133 will be conducting the Regular Monthly Meeting for November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM.

     

    According to the Charleston, West Virginia Area Local #133 Constitution, there will be a vote to merge with the Kenna, WV Post Office and its associate offices which will take place at the November 20,2021 Regular Monthly Meeting @ 7:00 PM.

    The meeting will be held at 711 Bigley Ave.

    Charleston, WV 25302

     

    There will be a $25.00 door prize.

    The bonus drawing is $350.00.

     

     

    ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND


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