APWU: In the Dog Days of Summer Drivers Want Air

Web News Article #: 151-2016 07/25/2016 – With temperatures soaring, many Motor Vehicle Service Craft employees have complained about management’s failure to maintain functioning air conditioning systems in their trucks – and the APWU has addressed those complaints at the national level, Craft Director Michael O. Foster reports. “The timely repair of air conditioning has…

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USPS: School is Back in Session — Watch Out for the Kids

August is the beginning of a new school year for many children. This means an increase in the number of pedestrians on streets and sidewalks as children walk to and from school or wait for school buses. Drivers need to take extra precautions to avoid accidents involving pedestrians by staying alert and driving defensively to…

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CDL Health Issues

May 1, 2014 – (This article appears in the May-June 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) By Michael Foster, Motor Vehicle Service Division Director Those of us who hold Commercial Driver’s Licenses often treat the every-two-years medical exams required by the Department of Transportation as a nuisance. We should take them seriously. Before we…

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Zero Base Initiative, Zero Change

May 1, 2014 – (This article appears in the May-June 2014 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) By Michael Foster, Motor Vehicle Service Division Director The Zero Base Initiative, which is the Postal Service’s new terminology for the old Breakthrough Productivity Initiative (BPI), is causing concern among many Motor Vehicle Craft union members. While…

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APWU Members at B&B Trucking Ratify Tentative Agreement

APWU Web News Article #080-14, April 28, 2014 Members of the Great Lakes Area Mail Haulers Local APWU have voted to ratify a Tentative Agreement reached on March 29. Contract ratification ballots were mailed to the 100 APWU members of the local; 62 were returned, with 34 voting in favor of the agreement and 20…

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UPS will keep 250 ‘fired’ employees – Queens Chronicle: Central/Mid Queens News

The labor war between United Parcel Service and its 250 fired employees is finally over. UPS and Teamsters Local 804 agreed to a compromise on April 9, and the delivery company announced it will retain the 250 employees it had begun firing from its Maspeth facility in response to a walkout the workers organized in…

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