APWU provides updated Coronavirus COVID-19 guidance/information

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local Brother Vance Zimmerman sent an e-mail out this morning (3/1/20) stating the following: “An employee at the Seattle NDC has tested positive COVID-19 (corona virus). You will find attached all the documents the Postal Service sent us last night. Please disseminate to your various mailing lists…

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Des Moines, Iowa Local APWU President Interviews Michael Moore

From: Mike Bates <mjbates2016@gmail.com> Sent: Fri, Feb 28, 2020 7:52 am Subject: Michael Moore Interview Hello all I just wanted to share the interview with Michael Moore that was done in my office here in Des Moines. Please watch the whole video and share it with as many people as you can. Mr. Moore hits…

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APWU: DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for CDL Holders

Congress creates a “Clearinghouse” impacting MVS Operators with CDLs By notice dated, February 20, the USPS informed APWU of its compliance with a recent act of Congress which has established a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database providing employers, state licensing agencies, and enforcement officers with real-time information about commercial…

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APWU: USPS Warns Employees of CBD Impacts on Drug Testing

USPS Warns Employees to “Use caution when considering whether to use CBD products” On February 20, the MVS Division received a general interest notice regarding the Department of Transportation’s announcement concerning the use of Cannabidiol products. In pertinent part, the letter states, “DOT requires testing for marijuana and not CBD. However, the use of CBD…

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APWU: First Article Testing Concerns for Mercedes Metris Right Hand Drive Van

In mid-January, MVS APWU representatives attended the First Article Testing of the Mercedes Metris Right Hand Drive van resulting in several concerns. The main issue for the testers was visibility. On January 28, MVS Director Michael O. Foster sent a detailed list of issues that must be addressed by the USPS, per Article 39.3.B. The…

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USPS Announces Potential Breach in Maintenance Exam 955 Materials

February 28, 2020 Recently, the Postal Service informed APWU of a potential breach in testing materials related to Maintenance Selection System Exam 955, stating the following: As a precautionary measure, a temporary hold on Exam 955 test scheduling has been issued until a full investigation has been completed. Individuals currently in process to complete testing…

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USPS PMG discusses financial health, other topics

February 27, 2020 Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan discusses the Postal Service’s financial outlook in a new “Business Focus” video released this week. To restore its financial health, Brennan says the organization is pursuing opportunities to increase revenue and drive efficiency. Other requirements include a flexible pricing system from the Postal Regulatory Commission and legislation…

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APWU National HR Director Sue Carney announces retirement

From: Sue Carney <scarney@apwu.org> Sent: February 26, 2020 6:43 PM Subject: I’ve Been Blessed Local and State Presidents, Please find the attached announcement regarding my retirement. Feel free to share with your Executive Board, stewards and membership. With much love and appreciation. In solidarity. Sue Susan M. “Sue” Carney National Human Relations Director American Postal…

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