Support NALC’s Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 13
05/02/2017 - President Dimondstein is urging APWU members to actively support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive on Saturday, May 13.
“This year is a milestone for our NALC sisters and brothers, and I encourage each APWU member to make a donation,” he said. “We appreciate our sister postal union’s leadership in coordinating this generous drive year after year.”
Last year, carriers collected more than 80 million pounds of food, well above the previous record of 77 million pounds.
Postal customers across the country are asked to put non-perishable food donations in a sturdy bag and place the bag near their mailbox prior to their regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 13. Letter carriers will collect the donations as they deliver mail. Many USPS worksites also set out containers to collect contributions.
Volunteers can: organize donations as they come in; help transport contributions to local pantries; place posters and flyers about the food drive in public places; make sure family and friends know about the drive and how easy it is to donate, and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Contact your local or state union representative for more information.
2017 APWU Scholarship Deadline Extended
The application deadline for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period) and vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) is extended to May 31, 2017.
Applicants must be the child, grandchild, stepchild or legally adopted child of a current, retired or deceased APWU member, as well as a senior attending high school or other secondary school. Don’t miss out on this benefit of APWU membership!
A brochure and application forms for the E.C. Hallbeck scholarship and the vocational scholarship can be found at www.apwu.org/issues/scholarships.
PSEs Getting a Pay Raise
Starting May 13, Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will get a pay raise of 20 cents an hour. The increase will be reflected in the June 2 paychecks.
PSEs are not eligible for COLA increases, including the most recent increase of 16 cents per hour all career employees received in March, but they have five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract.
Updated pay scales are available at www.apwu.org/resource-types/pay-scales.
Preparations for All-Craft Conference Underway
The 2017 All-Craft Conference will be held Monday, Oct. 2 through Wed., Oct. 4 at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. Other trainings/conferences scheduled around the All-Craft Conference are:
- National President’s Conference - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
- Secretary-Treasurer’s Training - Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
- Legislative Conference - Oct. 1
- Retirees Conference - Oct. 2-4
Registration fees vary and will open in mid-May. For more information, please visit - www.apwu.org/events/2017-all-craft-conference.