Elect William “Bill” Lewis – Candidate for APWU Eastern Regional Coordinator

As local and state president for many years I am uniquely qualified to address all of the issues affecting our members. As a National Officer I will represent all crafts when our rights are denied. Effective communication with all locals is our pathway to success. We must engage in regular interaction with each other to…

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APWU: New Pay Rates to Take Effect Aug 6, Retroactive Pay Expected Nov 4

Web News Article #: 150-2016 07/22/2016 – According to information provided by the Postal Service, the new pay rates under the new APWU-USPS contract will begin on Aug. 6 (Pay Period 17) and will be reflected in paychecks dated Aug. 26, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Retroactive pay for the period from Nov. 14,…

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The DOL Isn’t Done Yet and Non-Compliance is Getting More Expensive Than Ever

By Dena Sokolow – July 21, 2016 Employers around the country are busy trying to keep up with the fast and furious rule-making from the Department of Labor. From OSHA reporting requirements, the persuader and fiduciary rules and the new overtime regulations, this unprecedented activity from the DOL has kept employers scrambling to understand the…

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USPS OIG: Facility Condition Reviews-Capital Metro Area

Background The U.S. Postal Service has more than 30,000 leased and owned retail facilities nationwide. About 2,600 of them are in the Capital Metro Area. The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service and the only close-up view of postal operations for many customers. Its appearance directly affects the Postal…

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APWU: Postal Reform Bill Needs Work

Web News Article #: 148-2016 07/20/2016 – A House committee has approved two important postal measures that may be considered by the full House in the fall. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee adopted the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act (H.R. 5707) in a voice…

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Keep promises made to Postal retirees

By Richard G. Thissen – July 20, 2016 When people think of the U.S. Postal Service’s finances, if they even do, they worry about the impact on their magazine delivery or the spoils of their late night shopping habit. I know I worry about these things. But another, less noticeable part of the debate over…

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Labor Talk proudly endorses Tom Benson for National APWU Legislative Director

Labor Talk proudly endorses Tom Benson for National APWU Legislative Director. Labor Talk has been bringing the struggles of the working class to the forefront for more than fifteen years. During our history, Labor Talk has never endorsed a union candidate. Until now! The membership of the APWU is always under “constant” attack from various…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: Package Processing Machine Capacity

Background Strong consumer demand for goods purchased over the Internet has driven package volume growth in a declining mail market. This growth provides the U.S. Postal Service an opportunity to counter declining or stagnant mail volume. In August 2015, the Postal Service projected that package volume would grow at a minimum of [redacted] annually through…

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