US Supreme Court takes up dispute over public sector union fees

Case could ban unions from collecting fees from non-members Unions by law must represent whole workforce The US supreme court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. The justices said on Tuesday they…

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USPS: Employees urged to avoid heat-related injuries

USPS reminds employees to use caution this summer, when high temperatures, humidity and direct sun can increase the risk of heat stress. Signs and symptoms include hot, dry skin or profuse sweating. Other symptoms can include fatigue, excessive thirst, muscle aches and cramps, weakness and confusion or anxiety. Here are some ways to protect yourself:…

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APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce Service Standards

Web News Article #: 138-2015 06/29/2015 – The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards. The union filed the Petition for Review on May 29 in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals and…

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APWU Participates in Rally for Voting Rights

Web News Article #: 137-2015 06/29/2015 – Two young union activists, Courtney Jenkins and Arrion Brown, represented the national APWU at a voting rights rally in Roanoke, VA, on June 25, the second anniversary of a Supreme Court decision that struck down key sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “The call to action…

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W. PA Postal Workers: ‘Do it now, or get ready to pack your bags…or worse!’

“Now is the time to fight to save your job, or forget it and kiss it goodbye. You see the notices of more Staple’s demonstrations, a mere 90 minutes on Sunday afternoons. You and your family must get into the battle now by joining us in these demonstrations. Do it now, or get ready to…

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Indiana Postal Workers Union President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On June 11, Pamela Nessen, former president of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 286, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to one count of embezzling funds from the Fort Wayne union in the amount of $58,598. Nessen, who headed the APWU local during November 2009-November 2013, had turned…

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NAPUS: Documenting Bargaining Unit Work Update

Recently we have received updated information from Postal Service concerning documenting bargaining unit work performed by local management in Level 18 offices. Here’s the latest substance on End-of-Day reports: “The intent of item 2.A of the December 5, 2014, Global Settlement Remedy Agreement is to have a POS record of the amount of time during…

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APWU Reaches Tentative Agreement for Private-Sector Drivers

Web News Article #: 136-201506/26/2015 – The APWU and the Mail Contractors of America (MCA) have reached a tentative contract agreement for private-sector drivers in terminals in Des Moines and Kansas City. Union members at those terminals will have the opportunity to vote to ratify or reject the agreement. “The terms of the agreement will…

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