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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SWFAL President: We will not be sold out by our APWU National Leadership again

Unlike many APWU local Presidents I am unafraid to speak out as I never ask for special favors such as being assigned to state or national committees or special favors for my local as we are never afraid to “Go It Alone.” I am unafraid of any repercussions from those who are in power, nor…

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APWU: New Social Security Legislation Introduced

02/19/2019 – On Feb. 14, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the “Expand Social Security Act,” legislation that would expand benefits and add almost 50 years of solvency to the program. Social Security, in its current form, is paying out more money to recipients than it takes in, and will no longer be able to pay…

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Bay Area Letter Carriers Sue USPS for Employing Serial Sexual Harasser

Press Release – January 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2019) —Legal Aid at Work and Stewart & Musell LLP, with the support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, have filed a sex harassment lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of two female letter carriers for failing to stop a serial harasser…

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USPS: Employees urged to review benefits statement

The Postal Service is mailing all employees a personal benefits statement that details their overall compensation package. When you receive your statement, USPS wants you to pay close attention to the following information: • What you paid in 2018 for health benefits. Many employees pay for more health insurance than they need, often giving up…

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Transportation Companies Dominate 2018 List of Top USPS Suppliers

“As it has since 2002, Federal Express Corporation flew again to the top of the list as the Postal Service’s largest supplier. FedEx increased its USPS revenues by $400 million, jetting to the $2 billion mark for the first time and landing a new record for single-year supplier revenue. FedEx carries package and letter mail…

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ELM Revision: Uniform Requirements

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), sections 932.11g and 932.22b, to reflect changes in uniform requirements. Under revised section 932.11g, the type of postal retail personnel required to wear the prescribed uniform while performing work duties now includes postmasters at Cost Ascertainment Group (CAG) A-K…

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ELM Revision: Drivers’ Phone Use Policy

Effective February 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 831.332, to include the policy that Postal Service employees must not use a cell phone while driving on duty. Adding the cell phone policy to the ELM will put the manual in line with the policy in section…

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