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APWU 133

    October 2021 Monthly Meeting Minutes

    By Apwu133,



    Charleston Area Local #133

    Regular Monthly Minutes

    October 16, 2021





    Opening of Meeting


    Craig Brown called meeting to order at 8:00 AM, Saturday, October 16, 2021.


    Allegiance to Flag


    Josh Snyder led the Pledge of Allegiance.


    Officers Present


    President – Craig Brown Vice President – Doug Butler Treasurer – Chris Smith Secretary Eustacia Wriston Clerk Craft Dir. - Amy Haga Asst. Clerk Craft Dir.- Kayla Cuppy Assit. Maint. Craft Director- Daniel Gravley AO Coordinator- Josh Snyder


    There were 15 members present.


    Reading of Minutes


    Eustacia Wriston read the monthly minutes for August 2021.

    Motion to accept the minutes for August 2021 as read was made by Chris Smith.

    Seconded by Daniel Gravely.

    Motion Passed


    Treasurer's Report


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

    Motion to accept the Treasurer's Report for August 2021 as read was made by Josh Snyder.

    Seconded by Amy Haga.

    Motion Passed


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

    Motion to accept the Treasurer's Report for September 2021 as read was made by Daniel Gravely.

    Seconded by Kayla Cuppy.

    Motion Passed


    Bills and Communications


    Doug Butler read the following bills and communications.


    Letter from WV-AFL-CIO

    Letter from Timothy Thompson-Editor

    Letter about APWU POWER’s National Convention postponed

    Letter from Kelton Fields- Safety Dir.

    Letter from Kayla Cuppy- Assit. Craft Director

    Letter about basic steward zoom Oct. 27th & 28th

    Letter about Glasglow merger

    Letter from Tyler Williams- Safety Dir.



    Charleston Area Local #133

    Regular Monthly Minutes

    October 16, 2021


    New Members


    Shawn Reynolds

    Deborah Thomas

    Kellie Morehead

    Keith Ball

    Kristin Means

    Ashley Herold

    Joseph Paris

    Teresa Elkins

    Rebecca Weekley

    Brandon Rucker

    Christopher James II

    Samantha Oiler

    Kelsey Hively

    Tarrell Spencer

    Peyton Bird

    James Hanna

    Trevor Bolyard

    Erica Johnson

    Martha Strickland

    Brittany Nelson

    Angel Barker




    Drop Outs


    Patricia Gordon


    Special Committees


     T-shirts- Coming in around 10/20/2021.



    Standing Committees




    Unfinished Business




    New Business



    Assit. Clerk Craft Director was won by Kayla Cuppy.

    Editor was won by Timothy Thompson.

    Safety Director was won Kelton Fields. Vote Results: Tyler Williams-7 votes and Kelton Fields-8 votes


    Chris Smith made a motion to merge with Evans, WV post office.

    Seconded by Daniel Gravely.

    Motion Passed




    Charleston Area Local #133

    Regular Monthly Minutes

    October 16, 2021


    Doug Butler made a motion to pay lost time to members attending the research and education department zoom training October 27-28.

    Seconded by Amy Haga.

    Motion Passed.


    Doug Butler made a motion to buy lunch for all members attending steward class October 5, 2021.

    Seconded by Chris Smith.

    Motion Passed


    Doug Butler made a motion for additional $3,500.00 to cover cost of t-shirts and hoodies.

    Seconded by Chris Smith.

    Motion Passed


    Doug Butler made a motion to spend $4,500.00 for new HVAC.

    Seconded by Chris Smith.

    Motion Passed


    Doug Butler made a motion to spend up to $150.00 to buy vacuum.

    Seconded by Chris Smith.

    Motion Passed


    Doug Butler made a motion to pay 8 hours lost time to up to 4 people to pick up and sort shirts and hoodies.

    Seconded by Kayla Cuppy.

    Motion Passed


    Open Forum


    Supervisor issues need resolved

    Not signing ODLs




    Motion to adjourn was made by Chris Smith.

    Seconded by Daniel Gravely.

    Motion Passed




    The $25.00 door prize winner Amanda Gutherie.



    The $325.00 bonus number was 25, Wes Ashby, who was not present.



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


    Respectfully Submitted,


    Eustacia Wriston, Secretary, APWU Local #133

    Click the Links Below for Treasurers Report


    October 2021 Treasurers Report 2.pdf October 2021 Treasurers Report.pdf

    Additional Extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification, Agreed to by APWU & USPS

    By Apwu133,

    On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure that employees pending qualification for Bulk Mail Technician or Mailing Requirements Clerk duty assignments would be provided a realistic opportunity to pass the required training.

    This additional extension is through December 31, 2021, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.





    Our Deepest Sympathy to APWU Member Todd Webb and Family

    By Apwu133,
    In Memory of

    Rosie Lee Webb


    Obituary for Rosie Lee Webb



    Rosie Bree Webb, age 94, of Smithers, WV, gained her heavenly wings on October 9, 2021. She was born in Montgomery, WV on May 2, 1927 to the late Tony and Mary Scalise Bree. She was preceded in death by her late husbands, Billy Wriston, and Marshall Webb; sisters, Tresa Workman, and Lena Bell; brothers, Salvatore “Sammy” Bria, and Dominick “Mickey” Bria.

    Surviving are her children; Carol Wriston Johnson and her husband Forrest “Buddy” of Bristol, VA., John Marshall Webb of Charlton Heights, and Todd William Webb of Smithers; sister, Mary Ann Johnson of Charleston; sister-in-laws; Mildred Wriston of Falls View, JoNancy Bria of Daytona Beach, FL., and Carol Jean Santoro of Wilmington, NC, grandchildren; Brian Johnson and his wife Tara, Tayla Barnes, Kaitlyn Borris and husband Arron, Daniel “DJ” Fragale and Ashley Milgram and her husband Joel Parsons, great-grandchildren; Hunter, Hailey, Isabella, Julien, Alexander, and Myiah, great-great-grandchildren; Okey, and Anthony Giavonni, and many loving nieces and nephews.

    Her children would like to express their gratitude and special thanks to all the staff at Montgomery Rehab & Nursing for the wonderful care they provided for her.

    Rosie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a wonderful mother-in-law and most importantly, a good Christian woman. She was extremely kind, generous, thoughtful, and caring to everyone. She loved her family very much and always looked forward to being with them and taking lots of pictures.

    Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11AM at Saint Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer with Father Dominick Boak as celebrant. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4PM, and 6-8PM at Saint Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer. Entombment will follow the service on Friday at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.odellfuneralhome.com

    In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, 1601 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387

    Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions until Dec. 31

    By Apwu133,

    President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs late last night (September 30), through December 31, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). 



    Statement on USPS Service Standard Changes

    By Apwu133,

    The United States Postal Service is implementing changes starting Friday October 1 that will slow down mail delivery for tens of millions of people and affect billions of pieces of mail. That date marks the first day of the new service standards for First Class Mail and Periodicals which USPS management is implementing as part of their 10-year plan. The changes lengthen the delivery target from the previous two and three-day standard to as many as five days for many pieces of mail, depending on distance of travel.

    This is a step backward for the Postal Service and for millions across the country who rely on speedy mail service. The union remains convinced that the service standard changes will only drive away mail volume and much-needed postal revenue. The APWU opposes these service standard changes and will continue our fight to ensure the people receive the fast and reliable service that they’ve come to expect and that they deserve.

    Earlier this year, the APWU led an effort with organizations across A Grand Alliance to Save our Public Postal Service in opposing the service standard changes when they were under review by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Collectively the union and allies organized over 130,000 comments from the public which were submitted to the PRC and the Postal Service. While the PRC was critical of USPS’ proposals, postal management ultimately decided to pursue the service standard changes nonetheless. 

    APWU has long campaigned not only in defense of the existing standards, but for a restoration of speedier service standards which were in place before July 1, 2012. At that time, overnight First Class Mail within cities and towns was still in place, along with the two and three-day standard coast-to-coast. 

    “The people deserve the prompt, reliable and efficient mail service promised under the law,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Postal workers are proud to serve our communities every single day. We believe management’s response to months of poor performance should be to improve service and regain the public’s trust, instead of this focus on moving the goalposts and slowing service standards. We’ll stay united with the public until the service standards and postal performance reflect the needs of the public for quality and fast service.”

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