2019 APWU All Craft Conference information

Mark your calendar. Attached is the information on this year’s national event that is open to all APWU members – the All Craft Conference in Las Vegas. It runs Monday-Wednesday, October 28-30. Like the APWU National Convention, APWU retirees get a discounted registration rate and credentials that allow them to attend. They usually have breakfasts…

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Join Us on April 15 for the APWU’s Tax Day of Action!

03/29/2019 – On Apr. 15, postal workers are letting the public know that the Postal Service operates with NO tax dollars. Contact your local or state officers to find out how you can participate! If there isn’t a Tax Day event in your area, do a digital action by sharing a social media post by…

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Postal Employees and Retirees See Threats to Pay and Benefits in White House Budget

03/29/2019 – The White House released its plans for the fiscal year 2020 budget this month. It once again attacks workers, calling for deep cuts to salaries, retirement and health benefits. It also echoes parts of the Postal Task Force December 2018 report that calls for the elimination of union negotiated collective bargaining rights over…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – March 22, 2019 Edition

Excerpt: “The APWU Convention last year witnessed outrageous disrespect and insulting comments at microphones against retirees, led by Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher and his sycophants and leadership of a California Local. This occurred during discussion of a modest proposal concerning retiree representation at conventions. Under this blistering attack the proposal failed. What was at…

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USPS News Link article on Advanced Annual Leave needs correction

The USPS published a misleading News Link article on advance annual leave on March 14th.  A correction should be made.  It said: “If you’re planning to retire or leave USPS this year, the organization wants you to pay attention to your ‘Earned Annual Leave Balance.’ Remember: If the number goes negative, the Postal Service will…

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APWU: New Social Security Legislation Introduced

02/19/2019 – On Feb. 14, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the “Expand Social Security Act,” legislation that would expand benefits and add almost 50 years of solvency to the program. Social Security, in its current form, is paying out more money to recipients than it takes in, and will no longer be able to pay…

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