Obituary for Kenny Wilson – Active APWU Retiree, former National Officer

Kenneth Duane Wilson, age 82, husband of Etta Nielsen Wilson, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015. Born in Dunbar, Nebraska, he was a son of the late Clarence and Bertha Schroeder Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the Postal Workers Union. He was a member of Community of…

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Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated with SPSS Operation

On June 2, 2015, the Union received the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Parcel Sorter System (SPSS), which is currently deployed in five pilot test locations, and will be deployed shortly in twenty-six other facilities around the country. As set forth in the captioned letter, the Postal Service has…

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APWU: Getting Ready for 2015 All-Craft Conference – Submit Resolutions

Web News Article #: 114-2015 06/02/2015 – Plans are underway for the All-Craft Conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, Oct. 12-14, 2015. For more information about the event and to register, click here. (Several other conferences will be held in conjunction with the craft get-together. Click here for a list of upcoming meetings…

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USPS: Florida rural carrier helps, inspires others

Since joining the Postal Service 14 years ago, Crestview, FL, Rural Carrier Anita Fee has come to the aid of several customers, including one whose home caught fire and a woman about to give birth. But Fee’s daily acts of heroism inspire her co-workers most. Fee’s right leg was amputated as a child. She walks…

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Retired postal worker loses disability bias case

By Sheena Harrison – June 2, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service did not violate the federal Rehabilitation Act when it prevented an injured employee from returning to work until she could pass a series of physical examinations, a federal court has ruled. Dorothea Washington worked as a bulk mail technician at a postal service office…

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APWU, Sister Postal Unions Win Right to Bargain Over Cyber Intrusions

Web News Article #: 113-2015 06/02/2015 – In a precedent-setting agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board, the APWU and its sister postal unions won the right to bargain with the Postal Service over a massive data security breach that took place in 2014. The historic May 19 settlement marks a win for unions…

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APWU: Data Posted on Postmasters, Supervisors Performing Craft Work

Grievances Due June 5, If Necessary Web News Article #: 112-2015 06/01/2015 – A key feature of the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement, which was signed on Dec. 5, 2014, were provisions making it easier for union representatives to monitor when postmasters and supervisors perform bargaining unit work in excess of the hours allowed under the…

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USPS OIG Audit Report: City Delivery Office Efficiency — Greater Boston District

Background City delivery office operations cover every duty a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier performs in the office. These duties include casing mail (placing mail in delivery order), preparing parcels for delivery, and retrieving accountable items, such as keys and postage due. City letter carriers are delivering more packages and fewer letters to more addresses…

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