DIR Candidate Vance Zimmerman Joins APWU Members Unity Team

Via the APWU Members Unity Team: Candidate Nominations have been posted. The campaign for office has officially begun. The APWU Members Unity Team voted for and selected Vance Zimmerman as the best qualified to serve as Director of Industrial Relations. “The office of Industrial Relations Director is too important, too critical to the interests and…

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Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers

APWU News Bulletin – June 15, 2016 Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced that the following union members have been certified as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws. Each candidate in this unofficial listing has secured the necessary petitions required for nomination. The official list…

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Joining the APWU – Form 1187 updated June 2016

Postal workers who wish to join the APWU must complete Form 1187 (Authorization for Deduction of Dues) [Fillable PDF].  Mail the completed form to the APWU Per Capita Department, 1300 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20005. The local union and the new member should retain a copy. Source: APWU

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A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mail

In the early days of the parcel post, some parents took advantage of the mail in unexpected ways By Danny Lewis – June 14, 2016 One of the most overlooked, yet most significant innovations of the early 20th century might be the Post Office’s decision to start shipping large parcels and packages through the mail….

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Sen. Carper Applauds House Committee’s Release of Bipartisan Draft Legislation to Reform USPS

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 WASHINGTON – top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement today applauding the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for releasing a bipartisan discussion draft to make much-needed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In September 2015, Senator Carper introduced the bipartisan…

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USPS OIG: Are Highway Contract Route Surveys Helpful?

Project Title: Highway Contract Routes Survey Compliance Start Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2016 The Postal Service uses Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) to transport mail between plants, post offices, or other designated points where mail is received or dispatched. HCRs are contracts with independent drivers to travel specified routes. Postal…

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APWU: Check It Out – Updated Brochure

Web News Article #: 121-2016 06/13/2016 – The APWU has updated a brochure that dispels common misconceptions about the Postal Service. The brochure, Our U.S. Postal Service is Under Attack, tells union members and the public the truth about the Postal Service’s phony financial crisis, the threat of privatization, and the potential for expanded and…

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