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Active or Retiree? Play an Important Role in 2018!

01/01/2018 - This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)


San Fernando Valley Area Local Legislative Director 
and Retiree Yoggi Riley at a Stop Staples protest.

By Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy 

As we go into the New Year, I’d like to remind our members how important our retirees are to our future. Our country has become a war zone and we must unite as strong activists, whether you are a retiree or an active postal worker. We can choose to participate, or we can sit back comfortably in our homes, guaranteed to lose our rights and our livelihoods. 

Home Front

My Health eVet

01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

My Health eVet (MHV) is an award winning, comprehensive website provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It offers veterans, active duty service members, their dependents and caregivers 24-hour, secure internet access to portions of their personal medical records. Authorized users can manage their VA benefits through the site, obtain trusted health information, and take advantage of an array of services and dashboard tools that empowers them to become active partners in their health care and wellness needs.

What Has the Union Done for You?

01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Organization Director Anna Smith 

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I haven’t ever used the union,” or “that [craft, tour, post office/station, or co-worker] got something I didn’t get?” How about, “I pay my dues, but the union hasn’t represented me or didn’t do anything for me?” Let’s take a moment to address your concerns.

Members in Action

01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 


(L-R) Virgin Islands Area Local President Becky B-Simmonds
and clerk Mary Meyers who works at the general post office on St. Thomas

APWU Donates $25,000 to Hurricane Relief 

APWU delegates to the 2017 All-Craft Conference  donated $12,500 to help their sisters and brothers affected by the catastrophic Sept. 2017 hurricanes and APWU National matched the contributions – resulting in $25,000 worth of donations.

  

A Grand Alliance Takes on New York City Postal Cuts

01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

For too many years, in response to pressure from Congress, the Postal Service has slowed mail service, closed community-based post offices and mail processing facilities, slashed hours of operations, tried to end six-day and door-to-door delivery service, and eliminated hundreds of thousands of living-wage jobs.

Protests Against Job, Service Cuts Continue

01/01/2018 -


Members of the Des Moines Area Local and the 
Des Moines BMC Local picket in front of the downtown P&DC.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

APWU members from coast-to-coast continue to fight against postal management’s cuts to jobs and resulting diminished service. Following the previously reported demonstrations by the Baltimore Francis “Stu” Filbey Area Local, the Charlotte Area Local (NC), and the Greater Seattle Area Local, in Massachusetts and Iowa APWU members hit the streets and spoke out to inform postal customers about how these cuts lead to slow mail processing, delayed delivery and poor customer service.

APWU Web News Article 120-2017

Unpopular Tax Bill Passes

12/22/2017 - On Wednesday Dec. 20, Congress voted to pass a tax bill designed to reward the super wealthy and major corporations with more money. Despite being an unpopular bill opposed by hard-working families across the country, it passed without any bipartisan support and awaits the president’s signature to be signed into law.

APWU Web News Article 119-2017

Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Arbitrator Das sides with union for arbitration victory

12/12/2017 - In an award issued December 8, 2017, Das found that the “End of Day” button – a function the Postal Service added into the Retail System Software (RSS) point-of-sale system allowing postmasters to enter and exit the system without fully closing out – did not satisfy the requirement in the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement that postmasters are allowed to perform bargaining unit work for only 15 hours per week, to be counted from the start to the “end of day.” 

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