DOL Announces New Office of Compliance Initiatives

NASHVILLE, TN – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) during a speech today at the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s 2018 Safety+ National Symposium. Coordinated by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, this cross-agency effort complements the Department’s enforcement activities by…

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USPS OIG Review of Network Perimeter Firewalls

Our objective was to determine whether the network perimeter firewalls are properly configured and functioning to safeguard information technology (IT) according to Postal Service standards and industry best practices. Perimeter firewalls are the first line of defense of an organization’s IT network. They are essential components for detecting and protecting the network by blocking unnecessary…

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APWU: Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 24

08/29/2018 – Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 24. The Peak Season Exception Periods memo signed by President Mark Dimondstein and the USPS Vice President of Labor Relations in September 2015 has been carried forward into the new…

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APWU: It’s Time to Gear Up!

08/29/2018 – As our struggle for a good contract continues, let’s show management our union strength by rocking APWU gear. Wear APWU T-shirts, Hats, Buttons, Wristbands, etc. every Thursday to show management that we are #APWUnited! Click here to download a Gear Day flyer and spread the word. We’re Fighting for Economic Justice! We are…

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USPS: Annual Labor Day holiday honors workers

Monday, Sept. 3, is Labor Day, the federal holiday that celebrates American workers. The annual commemoration began in 1882, when the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City. In 1894, after other communities began honoring workers, President Cleveland signed legislation that established Labor Day as a national holiday. Labor Day holds special significance…

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USPS: Board of Governors Nominees confirmed, other candidates announced

The U.S. Senate confirmed two nominations to the Postal Service Board of Governors, and President Trump announced his intent to nominate two other individuals to the board Aug. 28. The Senate confirmed Robert M. Duncan, a Kentucky resident, and David C. Williams, an Illinois resident. President Trump nominated Duncan and Williams last fall. On Aug….

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Where has the militancy of the APWU gone?

If you have ever gone to an APWU convention, you know that one of the highlights was always a great march by the delegates. I have been attending APWU conventions since 1982 and have marched with workers in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, etc., etc., etc. These marches taking to the streets have become an…

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