APWU Convention Resolutions – June 2 deadline for submission

June 2 is the deadline for the submission of resolutions for publication in the Convention Book. Resolutions are accepted from local or state affiliates, or from Members-at-Large (who are the only members permitted to submit resolutions under their own signature). Resolutions adopted at craft meetings, either during an off-year or immediately prior to the National…

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Submit your APWU Biennial Convention Resolutions here for discussion/debate

Please post resolutions for the National Convention!  As the Convention is the highest ruling body of the APWU, this is an opportunity to have pre-convention discussion and debate about issues that will set the course for our union to guide us through the already continuing struggles as well as those that are imminent. (Please submit…

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For grad, only postal mail will do

I now own the dining set from my childhood home, so when my daughter addressed her high school graduation announcements this month, she sat at the same table where I had addressed my own graduation announcements three decades earlier. Moments like that suggest that things stay the same more than they change. But watching my…

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When the Heat is On, Where is your Supervisor Hiding?

Thoughts on SoCal Wind, Weather, and Whatever By Mel Carriere The winds have now shifted here in San Diego and the breeze is now blowing in from its normal direction, bringing the blessed bounty of cool air from the ocean.  Although we wish them all well up in the North County as the fire continues to burn…

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Postal Inspectors investigate skimmers, won’t provide details

St. Petersburg, Florida – 10 News has been warning customers for years about skimming devices attached to bank ATMs and gas station pumps. But we are now learning about a potential issue with stamp kiosks located at postal offices across the country. The issue was first reported by the website, krebsonsecurity.com, the very same online…

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Consumer Reports: Postal Service was cheapest option

ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, suggests ways to shop smarter: Ship it for less. ShopSmart compared shipping a 6-pound medium-sized box from New York to San Francisco using FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service. It checked standard and express delivery times. The cheapest option: the Postal…

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NPMHU: Sign the Stop Staples Petition

The past few weeks have been huge in the fight to Stop Staples. Thousands of people have attended protests and signed the petition. If you have not yet done so, please visit www.StopStaples.com to sign the online petition today. Tell Staples: The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale! Don’t let Staples destroy your Post Office….

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Staples Warehouse Workers Union Busting Meeting (May 15)

Recording of a captive audience anti-union meeting put on by Staples management and corporate HR at the Staples ‘fulfillment center’ warehouse in Lithia Springs, GA (outside of Atlanta) on May 15, 2014. Part 1 is a company rep reading from a prepared script about why workers should not organize a union, followed by the audio…

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