APWU: MOU extending deadline for Step 3 & Arbitration Appeals

As your union elected officers, we are fighting to stand up for APWU members and make sure management protects our health and safety in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we secured a memorandum of understanding extending the deadline for Step 3 grievances and Arbitration Appeals by 30 days beyond the limits specified in the…

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APWU: Timeline for Local Implementation Extended 30 Days

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, APWU’s elected national officers have agreed to extend the timeline for Local Implementation for a period of 30 days beyond those specified in the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO Re: Timeline for Local Implementation. Negotiations can…

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APWU, Thanks for a job well done

I sure can be critical of our current leader at APWU HQ, but in the case of the coronavirus the national union has stepped up their game. DIR Zimmerman has joined with the craft directors and under the direction of President Dimondstein have responded well to the crisis. The last few MOUs and the constant…

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The Case for Retiree Involvement in the APWU: Solidarity

The attached was written by PK Wood, retiree from the APWU Dayton, Ohio Retiree Chapter: Solidarity forever, Solidarity forever, Solidarity forever, the union makes us strong. The case for retiree involvement in the APWU, including ample representation at the national conventions starts and ends with just one word, SOLIDARITY. This is the basis of the…

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USPS OIG Report: Management Structure at the Postal Service

Objective As an organization, the Postal Service maintains a headquarters and a field office structure that comprises seven areas, 67 districts and more than 31,000 facilities. The field office management structure includes functional managers who oversee the core areas of finance, human resources, marketing, operations program support, and information systems; and operational managers and supervisors…

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USPS OIG Report: First-Line Supervisor Resources

Objective Postal Service first-line supervisors oversee the day-to-day operations that drive services and delivery of mail to the public. As such, they significantly contribute to ensuring customers receive quality service and receive mail and parcels on time and in good condition. For our audit, a first-line supervisor is defined as the first layer of management…

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USPS: PMG thanks employees for service during pandemic

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is praising USPS employees for their service to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. “Across the nation, Postal Service employees are continuing to accept, process and deliver mail. They know that our customers count on us to deliver their medicine, supplies, checks and other critical mail. I thank all of…

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USPS: CDC video demonstrates effective handwashing

The Postal Service is sharing a video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows the steps to properly wash your hands. “Handwashing is one of the most important ways you can keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others,” Michele Hlavsa, a CDC epidemiologist, says in the video. CDC recommends…

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