APWU: AFGE President Seizes the Moment

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Web News Article #: 161-14 09/02/2014 – At a training session sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union’s president – a fierce supporter of the APWU’s campaign to Stop Staples! – collected 423 signatures on postcards to Staples CEO Ron Sargent and took them right over to the nearest post office….

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Press Release: EEOC Issues New Guide to Help Federal Agencies Advise Workers on Their Rights

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Report Suggests Different Ways Agencies Can Provide EEO Information to Their Employees and Applicants (September 2, 2014) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new guide to help the federal government educate its employees on how to protect their rights to be free from employment discrimination. The report, A Practical…

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Philadelphia: No rain on their parade but labor worries remain

The T-shirted battalions of union members showed up, as usual, for the annual Labor Day parade along the Delaware River waterfront. Right on cue, the politicians were there as well, courting union support for the upcoming election cycle, just as they always do. But something was missing from Monday’s Labor Day activities. Rain. Driving, pavement-lashing…

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Happy Labor Day! – Let’s not forget the “job creators”

Let’s not forget the “job creators”  -  as ‘some’ politicians are wont to call them – were for the prior four decades ‘job destroyers.’ First they closed the mills in the northeast and moved the jobs to the cheaper labor non-unionized South. Then they destroyed those jobs and moved the work to near-in off-shore places like…

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Maine postmaster accuses employer of retaliation after death threats against her

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Diana Mallard says in a suit the Postal Service didn’t take an employee’s threats against her seriously.  (August 29, 2014) A U.S. Postal Service worker who was in charge at the Unity Post Office until last year has filed a lawsuit accusing her employer of retaliation after she demanded that they take a death threat…

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