National APWU Encourages Continued COVID-19 Safety Diligence

APWU – October 16, 2020 Over recent weeks, the United States has experienced a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country. According to the Washington Post, since Saturday, October 10, more than 20 states have recorded record highs in their seven-day average of reported case counts. Nationally, the country’s seven-day average of new cases…

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APWU: Update on National Arbitration “End of Day” Case

September 1, 2020 In the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine, the Clerk Craft reported that the remedy settlement hearing for the Article 1.6.B “End of Day” button (PMEOD) case was scheduled for August 12-13. However, the Postal Service requested a postponement from the arbitrator at the beginning of the August 12…

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APWU MVS Craft Initiates National Dispute Re: Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Consent Form

August 31, 2020 On August 28, the MVS craft initiated a National Step 4 Dispute contesting the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of work requirements related to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Click here to view the dispute initiation letter: APWU Case Number HQTV20200376 Re. Unilateral Implementation of FMCSA Clearinghouse…

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APWU President Dimondstein on PBS News Hour

August 5, 2020 With the election nearing and many parts of the U.S. in the grips of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have become a prominent issue. But President Trump has disparaged both the U.S. Postal Service and the integrity of voting by mail. What effect could his criticism have? William Brangham talks to Mark Dimondstein of…

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APWU: Don’t Give Them Your “Postal Pulse”

The USPS is once again starting their attempts to get their employees “engaged”. It is Postal Pulse time again! Most likely you have received emails, direct mailings, stand-up talks, and have seen wall postings encouraging you to take the survey. The APWU wants to remind all employees that we advise against participating in surveys that…

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APWU to hold NLRB Training Webinars: August 13, 2020

Morning and Evening Training: 11 AM & 7 PM The Industrial Relations Department will be conducting two important webinars on August 13, 2020. The webinars are scheduled at times that should allow just about all local presidents to attend. The webinars will be held at 11:00 am Eastern time (8:00 am Pacific) and then again…

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APWU: FMCSA Extends Policy Changes for Drivers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

July 22, 2020 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended two COVID-19 notices relating to medical certifications and driver’s licenses. Click here to view the notification. The notices are effective March 24, 2020 through September 30, 2020. MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS Drivers may continue to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with an expired medical…

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APWU: Extension of COVID-19 MOUs

Over the recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the country. Overall cases across the US have increased. The percentage of positives tests are increasing, and it was recently announced the overall COVID-19 caused death rate has increased. In many areas, COVID-19 cases are spiking to all-time highs—higher than even the worst of the…

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