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APWU The US Postal Service Is Building a Self-Driving Mail Truck

The US Postal Service Is Building a Self-Driving Mail Truck

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds—and if the United States Postal Service has its way, the robots won’t stop them, either. Yes, the agency you know best for bringing you junk mail addressed to whomever lived in …

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APWU Secretary-Treasurer Powell Receives Labor & Social Justice Leadership Award APWU

Secretary-Treasurer Powell Receives Labor & Social Justice Leadership Award APWU

10/10/2017 – On Oct. 4, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) with the Labor & Social Justice Leadership Award at their 20th Annual Spirit of Democracy Celebration. The award honors individuals who dedicate their lives and careers to the struggle for social and economic justice …

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APWU Benson’s Postal Legislation Blast

Benson’s Postal Legislation Blast

Yesterday at 5:30am · As many of you know I was in Vegas during the mass shooting on Oct 1st. Many of you were there as well for the APWU All Craft Conference. It started off like any Conference trip in Vegas.. filled with excitement and plans to see and do things that you can …

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APWU SWFAL-APWU Vegas Strong T-shirts

SWFAL-APWU Vegas Strong T-shirts

Sarah Jane Rodriguez October 8 at 2:48pm · Chandler, AZ · From SWFAL-APWU’s Samuel Wood Last week, I was in Las Vegas during the horrible massacre that took place. My local delegation and other APWU leaders volunteered at a local Las Vegas Blood Center and were deeply touched by what we witnessed. Together, we wanted …

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APWU Vegas shooting: APWU officers and members in Las Vegas for conferences and training

Vegas shooting: APWU officers and members in Las Vegas for conferences and training

Posted on October 3, 2017 by postal Engine trouble becomes blessing for postal clerk After checking into their room at Bally’s Las Vegas, the Anderson couple was strolling up Las Vegas Boulevard toward Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, drawn by the strains of live country music. “We were actually walking that way,” Jeremy Threet said …

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APWU Postal Vehicle Service Scanning Duty Settlement Reached APWU

Postal Vehicle Service Scanning Duty Settlement Reached APWU

09/28/2017 – On August 31, the APWU Motor Vehicle Service Craft Division and the USPS came to a settlement for case numbers Q10V-4Q-C 16466169/HQTV20160275, Q10V-4Q-C 15300453/HQTV20150846 and Q10V-4Q-C 16466163/A19V20160276. The issue concerns the deployment of scanners to Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers, as part of the Surface Visibility (SV) program. The issue initially arose in …

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APWU The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service

The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service

Courtesy of Mike Konopacki (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On paper, the Heritage Foundation looks like an ordinary “think tank,” a group of experts who research public policy ideas and write reports and articles. The organization describes itself as a research and educational non-profit, promoting conservative …

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APWU URGENT ACTION ALERT: Affordable Care Act Repeal is Back! APWU

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Affordable Care Act Repeal is Back! APWU

This week, the U.S. Senate is working on their newest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA, is gaining steam, and Senators are hoping to bring it to a vote by September 30. This bill, like other repeal attempts, is riddled with catastrophic measures, …

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APWU Support Postal Employees Impacted by Irma APWU

Support Postal Employees Impacted by Irma APWU

09/15/2017 – Just as recovery has barely begun from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma delivered a second punch, leaving in its trail devastation that affects postal workers in the Caribbean, Florida and many parts of the south. It will be a long road to recovery for her victims. APWU members can offset the devastation by donating to …

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