USPS: 2019 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Announced

As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-19, Week 2 (November 30, 2019) and ends Pay Period 01-20, Week 1 (December…

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Postal Bulletin: Staying Safe in the New Cyber Frontier

Welcome to the New Cyber Frontier: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe The world changes fast, yet technology evolves even faster. While technology today provides great benefits such as being able to conduct business on the go, it also creates more risks. Cyber threats, which are criminal or unethical activities that take place…

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Greg Bell offers Congratulations

Dear APWU Brothers and Sisters: I would like to congratulate Mark Dimondstein and all the other candidates who were successful in this years’ APWU election of national offices. I would also like to thank everyone who participated and voted. A special thanks to those members who voted for me and supported my candidacy. Now that…

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USPS announces price changes for 2020

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS Governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 26. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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APWU: Installation of National Officers Oct. 31, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV

APWU members and guests are invited to attend the Installation of National Officers Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. The ceremonial affair will feature the swearing-in of new and returning officers. The festivities will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m….

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APWU 2019 Election Unofficial Vote Tally

GENERAL AND DEPARTMENTS PRESIDENT Mark Dimondstein – 15766 Greg Bell – 6746 John L. Marcotte – 9765 Tony D. McKinnon, Sr. – 3151 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Debby Szeredy – 14237  Sam Wood – 7794 Jonathan Smith – 13108 SECRETARY-TREASURER Elizabeth “Liz” Powell – 25276 Jeane Gardiner – 9488 INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DIRECTOR Vance Zimmerman – 13205…

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“The Transition of Healing Our Union” by APWU WR Coordinator Omar Gonzalez

Excerpt: A consequence of a spirited election (for lack of a better term) is the real need of a process to transition into the cohesive band of brothers and sisters we must be. It is not easy but possible. It will take time, but time is not something we can let escape us. The real…

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USPS: Military shipping deadlines announced

The Postal Service is offering suggested mail-by dates for customers who want to send holiday letters and packages to diplomatic and military service members overseas. The dates are listed in an Oct. 8 news release, along with details on ordering free military care kits and guidelines for addressing packages to Army/Air Post Offices, Fleet Post…

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