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Together, Stop Consolidations and Mail Delays!

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

This is a crucial time for postal workers and people who depend upon a public Postal Service. While we are engaged in the continued fight against consolidations and closures of processing plants, we are also fighting crushing mail delays that have impacted people all across the nation. We also are fighting to return mail standards to pre-Jan. 5, 2015, levels.

Don't Drop the Ball

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

We’ve all heard the phrase, “I dropped the ball,” but none of us wants to be responsible for losing a game – or falling short of a big goal.

 
 

EAP Offer New Web-Based Therapy

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) is the newest addition to the bank of confidential Employees Assistance Program (EAP) services that are available to postal employees and their families through Magellan Health (MH), the program’s national service provider. The new, free, web-based therapy program is accessible day or night from any device that can connect to the Internet.

 
 

Supreme Court Shake Up

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
 
The changing composition of the U.S. Supreme Court will have a broad impact on postal workers and the labor movement as a whole.
 
 

A Criminal Gets Off Easy

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

You may have heard recently of the conviction of a criminal named Don Blankenship. He was sentenced to one year in prison.

I am one who believes our country’s prisons are far too full of people who have been jailed for minor offenses – a product of a privatized prison-industrial complex that has to put and keep people behind bars to make money.

Based on Blankenship’s short sentence, you might think he committed a minor offense.

Think again.

MVS Workers Drive the Message Home

05/01/2016 -


MVS panel participants (top row): Michael McDonald,
Steven Dietz, William Drew (bottom row) Robert Stierle,
Virgil Fleming, Kevin Knapp and Robert Strickland.

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The American Postal Workers Union has entered the final step in our fight for a good contract: Interest Arbitration. This is a process whereby issues that were not resolved during negotiations between the employer and the union are presented to a neutral arbitrator, agreed upon by both parties, for a final and binding resolution.

 

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