Updated APWU Constitution Posted

Web News Article #: 249-2016 11/30/2016 – The updated APWU Constitution & Bylaws has been posted. The new constitution includes changes adopted by delegates to the union’s 23rd National Convention in August 2016. Source: APWU

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APWU: Address for Local LMOU Impasse Appeals

Web News Article #: 248-2016 11/30/2016 – Per the attached agreement of the parties, LMOU Impasse Appeals are to be sent to: Labor Relations Service Center, P. O. Box 23788, Washington, D.C. 20026-3788, no later than December 12, 2016. Mail all LMOU Impasse Appeals to this address. Source: APWU

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2017 CSRS, FERS and Social Security COLAs will be 0.3% effective December 2016

For CSRS Retirees: The 2017 CSRS retiree COLA is based on the third quarter (July, August, September) average CPI-W index (1982-84=100) in 2016 over the 2014 third quarter average. Because there was no payout on the 2015 3rd quarter average, the base remained the 3rd quarter average for 2014. The 2017 CSRS COLA effective December…

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APWU 2017 All-Craft Conference

The 2017 All Craft Conference will be held Oct. 2-4, 2017 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel. Secretary-Treasurer’s Training will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. Further details will be made available in the near future. Source: APWU

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The Decline Of The Postal Service And The Rise Of Fake News

By Carla Gardina Pestana – November 28, 2016 The single most important institution the federal government could create, according to the founders, was the United States Postal Service. They believed access to accurate information was essential to the success of their new government. It was the first institution within the government that they created. At…

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USPS OIG Report: Internal Controls Over Segmented Inventory at Carrollton, TX Main Office

Background The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) uses tripwires to identify financial anomalies. Tripwires are analytic tools combining specific behaviors that provide strong indicators of improper activity. The OIG’s Perfect Count Tripwire identified that the Carrollton Main Office in Carrollton, TX, reported perfect inventory counts for four quarters in a row from…

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Non-profit company produces millions of tubs for USPS

Ever wonder where plastic flat tubs come from? The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently went behind the scenes at a company that has produced millions of tubs for USPS. Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), a Minneapolis-based nonprofit company, has supplied the Postal Service with more than 90 million tubs and corrugated plastic packages since 1993. The…

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All Out for Massive Labor-Community Protests – Inauguration Weekend Jan. 20-22

Call to Action – Let’s build a nationwide United Front against Trump by Communities and Postal Workers United & Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, including and especially immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ people and the disabled. Postal workers and customers can…

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