2016 WAPWU Fall Seminar – September 16 to 18

Via Charles P. Smith, WAPWU President The 2016 WAPWU Fall Seminar will be held at Fort Worden again. Just a reminder, this will be NBA Marty Barron’s last time (in Washington) as an instructor in his capacity as an NBA. I would hope that all locals will consider participating at a maximum level. Come join…

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USPS: Baltimore District tests “Where’s My Package?” program

Aug. 26, 2016 – Baltimore District is testing a program that allows letter carriers to quickly investigate and resolve package delivery complaints.The program, a joint collaboration with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is called “Where’s My Package?” NALC carrier coordinators use USPS data to identify delivery complaints involving participating Post Offices. The coordinators…

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APWU President Emeritus Burrus on Greg Bell’s alleged accomplishments

I have read with concern in Greg Bell’s campaign literature, his alleged accomplishments as Director Industrial Relations from 1995-2010. He assumes responsibility for many positive changes and in an effort to fool the membership he carefully chooses to describe his involvement, claiming to have played a “major role” in achieving success. The time frame when…

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Dimondstein: Contract Negotiations Reflect Our Power

Web News Article #: 185-2016 08/25/2016 – “Negotiations come down to power,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein told delegates at the union’s National Convention at a meeting on the new contract. The results of negotiations reflect how much power and leverage each side can assert, he said. With that in mind, as part of the fight…

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USPS financials: Corbett updates employees in new video

(August 24, 2016) Although USPS is growing its shipping business, the organization continues to face financial pressures from ongoing declines in First-Class Mail revenue, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett reports in his latest “Dollars and Change” video. To bridge the gap, Corbett says the Postal Service is pursuing a two-pronged strategy: innovating while continuing to…

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