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    VA Mission Act: A Mission to Help Veterans or Effort to Privatize the VA?

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    By Apwu133,

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

    The Veterans Administration Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act was signed into law on June 6, 2018. Dubbed the VA MISSION Act, the “reform” was touted to improve veteran access to VA health care and pave the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has long been plagued with problems that negatively impact our veterans.

    Critics, however, see the act as an effort to privatize the VA. If you look at the fine print, they just might be right. 

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    Voting is Our Priority

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    By Apwu133,

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

    By Southern Region Coordinator Kennith Beasley 

    I trust that all APWU members had a Happy Holiday Season and New Year.

    During 2018 we had countless things to be grateful for. We are still standing in spite of the White House’s unnecessary, unwarranted attacks on the Postal Service. Our challenge now in 2019 is to stay focused on strengthening our resolve to continue to safeguard and protect the public Postal Service and our jobs.

    We were excited and energized in 2018. Let us carry that same enthusiasm over into 2019

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    FMCSA Revises its Regulations on Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus

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    By Apwu133,

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

    By MVS Division Director Michael O. Foster

    In a significant change to Department of Transportation (DOT) rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a revision to the policy on insulin dependent diabetics operating Commercial Motor Vehicles, 49 CFR Part 391 [Docket No. FMCSA -2005-23151].

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    Voting is Our Priority

    Apwu133
    By Apwu133,

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

    By Southern Region Coordinator Kennith Beasley 

    I trust that all APWU members had a Happy Holiday Season and New Year.

    During 2018 we had countless things to be grateful for. We are still standing in spite of the White House’s unnecessary, unwarranted attacks on the Postal Service. Our challenge now in 2019 is to stay focused on strengthening our resolve to continue to safeguard and protect the public Postal Service and our jobs.

    We were excited and energized in 2018. Let us carry that same enthusiasm over into 2019

    View the full article


    FMCSA Revises its Regulations on Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus

    Apwu133
    By Apwu133,

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

    By MVS Division Director Michael O. Foster

    In a significant change to Department of Transportation (DOT) rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a revision to the policy on insulin dependent diabetics operating Commercial Motor Vehicles, 49 CFR Part 391 [Docket No. FMCSA -2005-23151].

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