Category: APWU

APWU Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike Anniversary APWU

Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike Anniversary APWU

50 Years Later, Unity of Labor and Civil Rights Lives On (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) This spring marks 50 years since sanitation workers in Memphis went on strike, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Mountaintop” speech and his subsequent assassination. In February 1968, Memphis denied …

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APWU P.O. Déjà Vu is Not a Good Thing (APWU)

P.O. Déjà Vu is Not a Good Thing (APWU)

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Western Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez The more postal changes occur, the more they remain the same – a mess! Mismanaged repeated schedule/tour realignments and excessing will continue through 2018. Bosses use Mail Processing Schedulers/Customer Service Variance Reports from inaccurate …

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APWU WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects APWU

WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects APWU

WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects Web News Article #: 6-2018 01/11/2018 – The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our …

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APWU APWU: USPS provided no advanced notice or negotiations on Voluntary Early Retirement

APWU: USPS provided no advanced notice or negotiations on Voluntary Early Retirement

Posted on January 4, 2018 by postal USPS Announces Voluntary Early Out Retirement (VERA) 01/04/2018 – Today, January 4, 2018, the APWU was notified by letter that the USPS is offering voluntary early out retirement (VERA) for eligible clerk craft employees. This letter was received with no advance notification to the union or negotiations with …

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APWU APWU Thomas Benson’s Postal Legislation Blast

APWU Thomas Benson’s Postal Legislation Blast

There has been much discussion about a recent “ tweet” by the President of the United States concerning the USPS not charging enough to Amazon. I have seen many agree and I have seen many disagree. The fact of the matter still is the USPS is losing money and what can be done to fix …

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APWU A Growing Workplace Danger APWU

A Growing Workplace Danger APWU

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman In 2001, Anthrax-laden letters were sent through the mail sickening 22 Americans, including nine postal workers. Five died, including two APWU brothers – Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris – at the …

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APWU Catching Up with APWU Young Leaders APWU

Catching Up with APWU Young Leaders APWU

Lisa Dunbar (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) At the All-Craft Conference, the American Postal Worker sat down and spoke with a few young APWU leaders about why they decided to get involved in their local. Many shared the same sentiment – they saw things on the workroom floor …

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APWU Are You Ready to Take Action? APWU

Are You Ready to Take Action? APWU

Are You Ready to Take Action? (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Vice President Debby Szeredy speaks with clerk Michelle Reid. By Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy We must fight back against consolidations and closures – and any attack on our workplace. To assist, the National …

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APWU Fight for Working Class Unity, APWU

Fight for Working Class Unity, APWU

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By President Mark Dimondstein “In Our Unity, Lies Our Strength!” “An Injury to One is an Injury to All!” These are crucial union principles for building a better life for postal, and all, workers. The corporate rulers know it. They counter …

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APWU Communication Is the Key, APWU

Communication Is the Key, APWU

(This article first appeared in the Nov-Dec 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell In most local unions, the primary means of communicating with the membership is at the general union meeting. However, if this is the only way to communicate with members, the local will not be very successful …

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