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    House Committee Looks for Solutions for the Postal Service’s Finances

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    Web News Article #: 33-2019

    In an Apr. 30 hearing, The House Committee on Oversight & Reform (COR) examined the financial conditions of the United States Postal Service. The committee invited Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Director of the Office of Accountability and Compliance Margaret Cigno, President and CEO of Quad/Graphics Joel Quadracci, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando, and Cato Institute Director of Tax Policy Studies Chris Edwards to testify.

    Ahead of the hearing, APWU President Mark Dimondstein submitted a statement for the record, calling for four common sense solutions. These include: repealing the prefunding mandate in full; allowing investment options for the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund to boost investment returns; expanding on new products and services; and restoring the 2013 exigency rate surcharge permanently.  

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    May Day – International Workers’ Day!

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 30-2019

    On May 1, workers around the world gather together to renew the fight for workers’ rights. It is International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, the annual holiday commemorating the universal struggle of all working people. 

    If you take part in an event, please send pictures of you, your family and/or co-workers to communications@apwu.org for a chance to be featured on the APWU website or in future publications. Remember to wear your union gear!

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    APWU Honors Workers Memorial Day

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 31-2019

    On April 28, APWU members wore stickers to honor Workers Memorial Day. The stickers had a simple but strong message, Safety is every workers right!

    If you honored Workers Memorial Day, please send pictures to communications@apwu.org.

     

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    Bakersfield Area Local

     

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    Charleston Local #133 Elected Officers

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    At the State convention Charleston Local #133 elected officers had the honor of being sworn in by our Eastern Regional Coordinator, Mike Gallagher. 

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    How to Participate in Workers Memorial Day

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 28-2019

    1912_WMD_EngPoster_8x11-page-001.jpgEach year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace.

    Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most notable being the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

    On April 28, 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Act became effective and the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed. Since the law was passed, significantly fewer workers have been killed on the job each year; however, there is still a long way to go. Right now, the federal government is reversing safety regulations and slashing resources for safety enforcement.

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