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APWU Web News Article 24-2017

Final Payment of 1.6.b Global Settlement Remedy Agreement

03/09/2017 - The Postal Service is distributing the final payment of the 1.6.b Global Settlement to over 13,000 active employees and retirees this week.  The payment is part of the remedy agreed upon in the Global Settlement reached between the APWU and the USPS on December 5, 2014. 

The terms of the settlement include a monetary remedy of $56 million to be distributed to eligible individual. The bulk of the payment was distributed in the first round.  The second and final round is therefore a smaller amount representing approximately 20% of the total payment...

APWU Web News Article 25-2017

MTESC Workers Unanimously Ratify First Contract

03/09/2017 - New APWU members at the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) in Urbandale, IA, unanimously ratified an initial two-year contract... The contract will increase job security through the implementation of a grievance process, a guaranteed number of full-time employees and a “no-lay-off” clause. The APWU also secured enhanced safety commitments from the company with improved pay and better benefits. 

APWU Web News Article 23-2017

Honoring Women's History

The National Executive Board Adopt Proclamation to Honor the Women of the APWU

03/01/2017 -

 On Feb 27, 2017, The APWU National Executive Board adopted a proclamation to honor the women of the APWU throughout March, in celebration of Women's History Month. Click to read the proclamation...

APWU Web News Article 21-2017

APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference is May 2

02/22/2017 - The 2017 APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference will be held in Washington, DC at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University on May 2, 2017.  This one-day conference will address the unique problems and concerns in the workplace, union, and society that deaf and hard of hearing members face. The goal is to open doors for better communication, better representation, better training, a better workplace, a better union, and building friendship.

Members are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. The group rate is $199 plus tax per night. Click here to make reservations online. 

APWU Web News Article 20-2017

New Hampshire Workers Win

02/17/2017 -


APWU Grassroots Political & Legislative Coordinator Janice Kelble
(second from right) with community activists Jeff Kramer, Kathy Staub,
Keith Yergeau, Elizabeth Ropp, Emily Eastman and Eric Zulaski

On Feb. 16, New Hampshire members of Congress voted 200-177 to kill a controversial, misnamed “Right-to-Work” bill, and to bar its reconsideration from the next legislative session.

APWU Web News Article 19-2017

APWU Secretary-Treasurer Awarded Peace Prize

02/17/2017 -


Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell with
former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney with
the delegation from the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.

On February 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell was awarded the 2016 World Peace Prize, “Roving Ambassador for Peace,” presented by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Secretary-Treasurer Powell was honored alongside former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney at the award ceremony at the AFL-CIO Headquarter building in Washington, D.C.

 

 

APWU Web News Article 18-2017

Significant COLA Increase

02/15/2017 - Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Postal Support Employees are not eligible for cost-of-living increases, but they receive five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract). The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated March 24 (Pay Period 06-2017), and will total $333.00 per year.

APWU Web News Article 15-2017

APWU Gives Veterans a Helping Hand

02/09/2017 -


Veterans proceeding through the APWU check point.

On Jan. 28, the APWU and community volunteers joined the Veterans Administration (VA) to give help and hope to veterans at the 23rd annual Winterhaven Stand Down. This was the 13th consecutive year that APWU officers and staff participated in the event – providing assistance to hundreds of veterans in need. 

APWU Web News Article 14-2017

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

A Positive Step Forward

02/07/2017 - The bill addresses two serious key issues of concern: the pre-funding mandate and increasing postage revenue. Judging by the criteria that this bill will move the Postal Service towards solid financial footing, and should not place any undue burden on active members and retirees, the APWU joins its sister postal unions in encouraging the adoption of H.R. 756.

“This legislation is a necessary step to solving the disastrous pre-funding mandate that is dragging down the Postal Service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Postal reform has been a great concern to postal workers, the four postal unions, the USPS, commercial mailers and the American people for a long time. We are encouraged by the bipartisan effort to fix the financial problems currently facing the USPS while preserving good union jobs and public postal services..."

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