USPS Warning Over ‘Outburst’ Flouted Labor Law, NLRB Says

By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 5:33 PM ET) — The U.S. Postal Service engaged in an unfair labor practice when it issued a written warning to a worker and union steward who berated a supervisor during a 2012 meeting over employee grievances, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. Partially overturning…

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Whistleblower Day Celebrated by U.S. Senate and 3 Federal Agencies

Washington, D.C. July 29, 2016. The National Whistleblower Center commends the Council of the Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, the Office of Special Counsel and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for being the first three federal executive agencies to recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. The Agencies plan to hold a joint event at…

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13 Postal Workers Hospitalized for Heat-Related Illness at Chicago’s River North Post Office

By Laura Podesta – July 30, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) — Ambulances rushed 13 employees at a River North post office to the hospital with heat-related illness Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. According to witnesses, temperatures inside the facility at Ohio and Dearborn were near 100 degrees and they said it has been…

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APWU: Three New Signoffs in the Clerk Craft

Web News Article #: 157-2016 07/29/2016 – APWU Clerk Craft officers and the Postal Service signed three documents on July 29: They agreed to a new set of Questions & Answers on the POStPlan, Filling Residual Vacancies, and Travel; signed a Step 4 Settlement on Postal Support Employees (PSEs) staffing Level 4 RMPOs (Remotely Managed…

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APWU: New Pay Scales Posted

Web News Article #: 156-2016 07/29/2016 – The new pay scales under the 2015-2018 contract are now posted at apwu.org. According to information provided by the Postal Service, management will implement the new pay rates on Aug. 6 (Pay Period 17) and they will be reflected in paychecks dated Aug. 26. Retroactive pay for the…

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American flag burned at Hillsboro, Alabama post office

By Alyssa Martin – July 26, 2016 An American flag, lit on fire and burned in broad daylight. Now investigators are looking for who did it and residents are left stunned. It happened in Hillsboro at the post office last Wednesday. “I think it’s pretty bad that someone would stoop to that level,” said a…

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APWU Joins Boycott of Made-in-Mexico Nabisco Products

Web News Article #: 153-2016 07/26/2016 – The APWU is urging union members to join a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products launched by the Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Affected products include Oreos, Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Honey Grahams, Animal Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Premium, Belvita, Lorna…

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