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APWU Web News Article 47-2018

Washington’s Latest Attempt to Slash our Pay & Benefits

05/10/2018 - “Such changes would mean thousands of dollars taken out of active workers’ paychecks and thousands more in reduced benefits for retirees,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. Taken together, the proposals outlined by OPM would take a staggering $144 billion out of the pockets of dedicated civil servants over the next ten years.

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Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local CAT Commemorates 1970 Postal Strike

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 


NCSMAL members (L-R) Julio Mercedes, Derrick Williams, Gary Ledford
and James Higginbotham

The Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local’s (NCSMAL) CAT coordinated a commemorative day of action on March 19 for the 1970 Great Postal Strike. For the day, participating members wore 2018 Contract Campaign or other APWU gear.

Rising Up in West Virginia & Beyond!

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By President Mark Dimondstein 

In late February, 37,000 West Virginia teachers and school employees went on an inspiring nine-day strike – and won! As we go to press, similar strikes are going on in Oklahoma and Kentucky.

The strike was fueled by low pay (WV teachers’ salaries were ranked 48th out of the 50 states), no pay raises in four years and rising health insurance premiums. These conditions were, in part, created by 2006 bipartisan (Democratic and Republican) supported corporate tax cuts that drained needed money out of the state treasury.

Say 'No' to the Latest USPS Survey

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman 

Are you engaged?” Those are the words the Postal Service is using to get you to take their newest survey. The 2016 Postal Pulse survey showed the USPS what we already knew: Your work environment is not good; your supervisors treat you poorly and morale is low.

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