APWU: We Have a New Union Contract!

Web News Article #: 140-2016 07/08/2016 – The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract! On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract. This award concluded a two-year struggle…

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OSHA fines USPS $342K: Inspectors find workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service LLC, doing business as Brooklyn South Carrier Annex Inspection site: 1500 Cherry Hill Road, Brooklyn, Maryland Citations issued: On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for one serious, two willful, and three repeat health violations. Investigation findings:…

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APWU: Work Clothes and Uniform Annual Allowance for PSEs

Web News Article #: 247-2016 11/30/2016 – On an annual basis, Postal Support Employees who are assigned as PSE Sales/Service and Distribution Associates, D/A 81-4, will be eligible to purchase three (3) Type 2 shirts worn by employees assigned for retail operations. There is an allowance of up to $42.00 per shirt. This ONLY applies…

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USPS OIG: Fall 2016 Semiannual Report to Congress

The Office of Inspector General is tasked with ensuring efficiency, accountability, and integrity in the U.S. Postal Service. We also have the distinct mission of helping to maintain confidence in the mail and postal system, as well as to improve the Postal Service’s bottom line. We use audits and investigations to help protect the integrity…

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APWU: Address for Local LMOU Impasse Appeals

Web News Article #: 248-2016 11/30/2016 – Per the attached agreement of the parties, LMOU Impasse Appeals are to be sent to: Labor Relations Service Center, P. O. Box 23788, Washington, D.C. 20026-3788, no later than December 12, 2016. Mail all LMOU Impasse Appeals to this address. Source: APWU

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2017 CSRS, FERS and Social Security COLAs will be 0.3% effective December 2016

For CSRS Retirees: The 2017 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2016 over the 2014 third quarter average. Because there was no payout on the 2015 3rd quarter average, the base remained the 3rd quarter average for 2014. The 2017 CSRS COLA effective December…

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APWU 2017 All-Craft Conference

The 2017 All Craft Conference will be held Oct. 2-4, 2017 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel. Secretary-Treasurer’s Training will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. Further details will be made available in the near future. Source: APWU

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The Decline Of The Postal Service And The Rise Of Fake News

By Carla Gardina Pestana – November 28, 2016 The single most important institution the federal government could create, according to the founders, was the United States Postal Service. They believed access to accurate information was essential to the success of their new government. It was the first institution within the government that they created. At…

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