APWU NPC 2019 Election Debate Forum (video)

Candidates for APWU National President Candidates for APWU Executive Vice President Candidates for APWU Director of Industrial Relations  

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – March 22, 2019 Edition

Excerpt: “The APWU Convention last year witnessed outrageous disrespect and insulting comments at microphones against retirees, led by Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher and his sycophants and leadership of a California Local. This occurred during discussion of a modest proposal concerning retiree representation at conventions. Under this blistering attack the proposal failed. What was at…

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Final March 2019 APWU NPC Report by Southwest Florida Area Local President Sam Wood

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 This is the final version of my NPC notes that I took. I limited my original notes in order to get them out to a few of my members as soon as I could. I have added Vance Zimmerman’s address to the NPC along with…

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Delegates Slam Retirees at APWU Convention

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: In a stunning turn of events at the recent APWU Convention, the delegates voted in alarming numbers that retiree involvement in support by retirees for active members in opposing threats of privatization and other dangerous initiatives is not needed or wanted. This…

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NALC: Protecting letter carrier work

December 2022 Postal Record With staffing issues existing in many parts of the country, NALC has received numerous reports of management utilizing employees from other bargaining-unit crafts to perform city letter carrier work. There also have been reports of city letter carriers being forced to work in other crafts. Protecting the work in the letter…

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NPMHU Appeals USPS Craft Determination of Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS) and Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS)

December 6, 2022 Please find linked, copies of two separate appeals recently filed by the NPMHU to challenge the Postal Service’s November 14, 2022 determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Delivery Unit Sorter (SDUS) and Single Induction Parcel Sorter (SIPS). These machines have been deployed in facilities throughout the country and are…

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USPS: Disability self-ID PS Form 2489 can now be completed online

December 5, 2022 The Postal Service has introduced an online version of PS Form 2489, Self-Identification of a Physical or Mental Disability, and is encouraging all employees with disabilities to complete it. The form allows employees to self-identify as an individual with a disability or to update a disability status already on file. For example,…

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USPS facilities required to fly U.S. flags at half-staff Dec. 7 – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 5, 2022 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Wednesday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to…

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Open Questions About Open Season

December 1, 2022 The annual open season for choosing a health, dental, and vision plan under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Plan, and flexible spending accounts is more than halfway over. That leaves only two weekends left to consider your options for 2023. For many federal retirees and…

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APWU: Postal Vehicle Operator Pilot Program in Oklahoma City

December 2, 2022 APWU and USPS leadership have signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Postal Vehicle Operator (PVO) Position Pilot Program that will establish and fill a minimum of 125 PVO positions in the Oklahoma City, OK area. The region does not currently have APWU-represented Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) operators, and the…

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USPS: “Dear Santa” miniseries to air, stream

December 2, 2022 The USPS Operation Santa program is in the spotlight again. A new miniseries about the gift-giving initiative begins airing Monday, Dec. 5, on eight local ABC stations as well as on Hulu and ABC Localish. “Dear Santa: The Series” picks up where the 2020 documentary movie “Dear Santa” left off. The six…

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Postal Bulletin: December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 42,900 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2021. The three most common causes of fatalities on the road were impaired driving, speeding, and not wearing seat belts. Employers directly or indirectly bear the cost of these…

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