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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APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Report

We have a contract report from Scott Hoffman, Chair of the APWU Rank and File Bargaining Committee. Scott Hoffman is President of the 2,000-member Boston Metro Area Local #100.  

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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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APWU: Join the USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Phone Action

On July 23, 2019, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It’s time to protect America’s most cherished institution. We are telling our elected representatives to pass the USPS Fairness Act. In 2006, Congress saddled our public Postal Service with an unfair and unsustainable burden of pre-funding…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Testimony to U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (video)

U. S. Postal Inspection Service – Published on Jul 18, 2019 Criminal Investigation Group Inspector in Charge Delany De Leon-Colon testified on 7/17/19 before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on our efforts to combat scams.  

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USPS: Fly U.S. flag at half-staff Tuesday, July 23

Flag notice. All Postal Service facilities should fly the U.S. flag at half-staff Tuesday, July 23, to honor John Paul Stevens, a retired U.S. Supreme Court associate justice who died this week. July 23 will be the day of Stevens’ interment. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an…

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USPS Issues Craft Determination on the Universal Sorting System (USS)

In a letter dated July 12, 2019, the Postal Service issued its national craft determination for the USS or Universal Sorting System. The USS is currently in 8 postal facilities, with the Postal Service planning to add 15 more locations in the next year. The Postal Service has determined that “the primary craft operation of…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Delivering Protection to Every Address in America

Last year, the United States Postal Service® delivered over 146 billion pieces of mail to almost 159 million addresses. Who protects all this mail, the network of employees who deliver it, and the customers who receive it? The United States Postal Inspection Service® does. The Postal Inspection Service traces its history to August 7, 1775,…

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NARFE: House Approves Paid Family Leave for Feds

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 2500, in a 220-197 vote, containing a long-overdue benefit for federal employees – paid family leave. NARFE National President Ken Thomas previously sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging it to support the provision, which is identical to a…

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