Final March 2019 APWU NPC Report by Southwest Florida Area Local President Sam Wood

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 This is the final version of my NPC notes that I took. I limited my original notes in order to get them out to a few of my members as soon as I could. I have added Vance Zimmerman’s address to the NPC along with…

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National President’s Conference Notes – March 2019

National President’s Conference Notes – March 10 – 11, 2019 Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local I have limited my notes drastically in order to keep these notes as short as possible while also being helpful to what was covered at the NPC. I apologize in advance for any errors or mistakes…

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SWFAL President: We will not be sold out by our APWU National Leadership again

Unlike many APWU local Presidents I am unafraid to speak out as I never ask for special favors such as being assigned to state or national committees or special favors for my local as we are never afraid to “Go It Alone.” I am unafraid of any repercussions from those who are in power, nor…

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SWFAL-APWU: ‘Vegas Strong’ t-shirts to benefit Las Vegas shooting victims

Via Sam Wood – President, APWU – Southwest Florida Area Local: Last week, I was in Las Vegas during the horrible massacre that took place. My local delegation and other APWU leaders volunteered at a local Las Vegas Blood Center and were deeply touched by what we witnessed. Together, we wanted to do more. So,…

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SWFAL / USPS email exchange on Employee Engagement Program (Postal Pulse, VOE, etc)

The following is an mail exchange on the Employee Engagement Program via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local / APWU: From: SWoodFla@aol.com To: Dennis.V.Humphrey@usps.gov CC: DmGray1963@aol.com Sent: 9/15/2016 11:37:03 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: Re: Employee Engagement Program Dennis, I read your e-mail that you sent to Dan Gray (below) concerning the “Employee…

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2015-2018 CBA Tentative Agreements (TA’s)

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local: Attached is a document containing the Tentative Agreements rolled in to the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Goldberg Award) I have added this document along with the full Goldberg Award, my summary of the Goldberg Award and my highlights and timeline spreadsheet to the Southwest Florida Area Local website at:…

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West Palm Beach ‘Premium Forwarding Service’ Arbitration Win

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local Congratulations to President Gary Hamrick and the Palm Beach (Florida) Area Local for fighting back on the issue of Premium Forwarding Service. Congratulations as well go to APWU Advocate Jim DeMauro for another outstanding win for the APWU. Jim DeMauro has not received (in my opinion)…

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SWFAL-APWU Settles $5.2 Million RI-399 Arbitration Award

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local / APWU: This morning the Southwest Florida Area Local – American Postal Workers Union signed a $5.2 million settlement from the 2013 Arbitrator Hales award (Fort Myers P&DC). The award sustained the SWFAL-APWU’s position that the USPS took Flats Preparation work away from the Clerk Craft…

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