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Custodial Employees to Share in Long-Awaited Remedy

Union Wins $48 Million Settlement in MS-47 Handbook Grievance

01/30/2008 - The APWU and the Postal Service finalized a $48 million payout Jan. 29 to “remedy” the USPS violation of staffing procedures for custodial employees. The settlement will be in the form of lump-sum payments of $2,700 to more than 17,000 employees occupying custodial positions. Payment will be made by April 18, 2008.

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PTFs in Large Offices Eliminated as of Dec. 1

New Limits of Numbers of Casuals Also Go Into Effect

11/28/2007 - “Dec. 1, 2007, will be a historic day for postal labor,” APWU President William Burrus declared this week. “It marks the elimination of part-time flexible employment for the Clerk Craft in large offices.

“As the result of contract negotiations, Clerk Craft PTFs will disappear as a job category in every postal installation of 200 work-years or more,” Burrus noted. “This has been a long-standing objective of postal employees, and it has finally been achieved.”

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APWU-Backed Bill Introduced in Congress

Legislation Would Compel USPS to Bargain Over Subcontracting

11/19/2007 - The APWU won a significant victory Nov. 15, with the introduction of a bill that would require the Postal Service to bargain with postal unions before engaging in significant subcontracting. The union has been strenuously advocating such legislation for several months.

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2008 APWU Health Plan

Give Yourself a Raise!

10/12/2007 - The APWU has slashed premium costs of the Consumer Driven Option for active postal employees who are members of APWU. And the High Option features reduced premium costs as well, while maintaining outstanding benefits in 2008. APWU Health Plan puts money back in your pocket this year. Switch to APWU Health Plan and give yourself a raise.

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APWU Slashes Employees' Costs For Consumer Driven Health Plan

09/18/2007 - APWU members who enroll in the Consumer Driven Health Plan will pay much lower premiums for health insurance in 2008, plan administrators announced Sept. 18. Union members will pay just $7.77 per pay period for self-only coverage, and $17.48 for self-and-family coverage next year.

The new rates represent a reduction of $10.63 and $23.92 respectively, per pay period from 2007 fees.

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COLA Raise Shows Value of a Union Contract

08/29/2007 - The $686 salary increase that will be reflected in APWU members’ paychecks Sept. 21 demonstrates the ongoing value of the union contract, said APWU President William Burrus. “With the one-level upgrade for all APWU-represented positions in February,” he added, “the negotiated raises will amount to approximately four percent over a period of five months.”

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Ballot Placement Set, Candidates Certified for Election of APWU National Officers

06/22/2007 - Secretary-Treasurer Terry Stapleton has certified the following union members as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws.

A drawing to determine the order candidates’ names will appear on the ballot was held on Friday, June 22, 2007, at 10 a.m. Incumbent officers are listed first, and are denoted by (I) appearing after their name.

Secretary-Treasurer Stapleton cast one vote for the candidates in the uncontested races and the National Election Committee declared them elected, in accordance with the Constitution. Their names will not appear on the ballot.

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Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers

06/15/2007 - Secretary-Treasurer Terry Stapleton has announced that the following union members have been certified as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws.

Each candidate in this unofficial listing has secured the necessary petitions required for nomination. The official list will be announced after the drawing for position on the ballot is held.