Gary Kloepfer: The End of the Greatest Era in Maintenance

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Maintenance Division, Recently I announced my intention to seek the position of Director of Maintenance in this year’s election of National Officers. Unfortunately I must now inform you that due to recent changes to my health I will no longer be seeking election for any elected national APWU position….

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NRLCA approves new contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service.  The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, and the preservation of workforce structure modifications achieved…

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Former Treasurer of South Dakota APWU gets probation for theft of $30,000

By Mark Walker – April 11, 2016 The former treasurer of the South Dakota Postal Workers Union who admitted to embezzling more than $30,000 was sentenced Monday to one year of federal probation. Susan M. Haugen was indicted on three counts of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets. She took a deal with prosecutors…

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Postal Service Agents Will Trawl Facebook, Dating Sites to Root Out Fraud

By Aliya Sternstein – April 11, 2016 A dishonest Postal Service employee, citing a bad back, says she can’t lift a thing, files for workers’ compensation, collects a paycheck and stays home from work. A simple visit to her Facebook page, however, shows the purportedly injured employee lifting weights at a bodybuilding competition. That hypothetical situation…

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Senator Carper Reiterates Need for Congress to Pass Postal Reform Legislation

Press Release – Apr 11 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, reiterated the need for Congress to act and pass much needed postal reform legislation, particularly in light of the expiration of the court-mandated emergency surcharge on U.S. Postal Service…

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