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APWU Web News Article 20-2017

New Hampshire Workers Win

02/17/2017 -


APWU Grassroots Political & Legislative Coordinator Janice Kelble
(second from right) with community activists Jeff Kramer, Kathy Staub,
Keith Yergeau, Elizabeth Ropp, Emily Eastman and Eric Zulaski

On Feb. 16, New Hampshire members of Congress voted 200-177 to kill a controversial, misnamed “Right-to-Work” bill, and to bar its reconsideration from the next legislative session.

APWU Web News Article 14-2017

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

A Positive Step Forward

02/07/2017 - The bill addresses two serious key issues of concern: the pre-funding mandate and increasing postage revenue. Judging by the criteria that this bill will move the Postal Service towards solid financial footing, and should not place any undue burden on active members and retirees, the APWU joins its sister postal unions in encouraging the adoption of H.R. 756.

“This legislation is a necessary step to solving the disastrous pre-funding mandate that is dragging down the Postal Service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Postal reform has been a great concern to postal workers, the four postal unions, the USPS, commercial mailers and the American people for a long time. We are encouraged by the bipartisan effort to fix the financial problems currently facing the USPS while preserving good union jobs and public postal services..."