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APWU Web News Article 212-2016

Life Insurance Open Season Ends Sept. 30

Enroll Before the Time is Up!

09/23/2016 - Time is running out for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI)’s Open Season, which ends Sept. 30. This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004.

Until the end of the month, postal and federal employees who are eligible for FEGLI, may enroll for the first time or increase their coverage without taking a physical exam, answering medical questions, or waiting for a “qualifying life event,” such as marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or the addition of an eligible child to the family. Employees who are in their first 12 months of workers’ compensation are also eligible, but they must meet pay and duty status requirements before their coverage can come into effect.

APWU Web News Article 210-2016

Ballots Mailed

Vote in APWU Election of National Union Officers

09/23/2016 - Ballots for the American Postal Workers Union’s 2016 election of national officers were mailed to all eligible APWU members Sept. 10-15.

To be counted, the ballots must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 5. To be eligible to vote, a member must have been in “good standing” according to the official records of the national union on June 24.

 

APWU Web News Article 211-2016

APWU Installation of Officers

Nov. 5, 2016

09/15/2016 - APWU members and guests are invited to attend the Installation of National Officers Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009, (202) 483-3000. The ceremonial affair will feature the swearing-in of new and returning officers and the ticket price for this event is $85 per person. The program will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. and the installation of officers will begin at 6:30 p.m.

APWU Web News Article 209-2016

Tell Congress: Stop the Secret Trade Deal

09/14/2016 -


Convention delegates protest the TPP 

Today is the National Call-In Day to stop a vote on the TPP (the Trans-Pacific Partnership) in the “lame duck” session of Congress that follows the election.

Please ask your representative to take a stand against this disastrous trade deal, which was negotiated behind closed doors. In fact, the TPP has very little to do with trade between nations – It’s about increasing the power of multinational corporations to dictate our future, and taking away the rights of workers and others to advocate for a better quality of life. The TPP would kill jobs, weaken workers’ rights at home and abroad, and harm the environment.

Use this link or use this number: 1-855-856-7545. Calling your representative is quick and easy. And it REALLY makes a difference. (If no one answers, you can leave a message.)

APWU Web News Article 208-2016

Hundreds Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

09/14/2016 -

APWU officers and staff were among hundreds protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline outside the White House on Sept. 13. The pipeline would carry crude-oil across four states from North Dakota to Illinois – passing through sacred Native American sites and under the Missouri River, the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. For the past month, thousands of protesters, including Native Americans from more than 100 tribes have protested the $3.78 billion construction project. Protesters want to halt the project. 

APWU Web News Article 207-2016

VOTE in the APWU Election of National Officers

Ballots to Be Mailed by Sept. 15; Must Be Received by Oct. 5 to be Counted

09/13/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Ballots for the American Postal Workers Union’s 2016 election of national officers were mailed to all eligible APWU members Sept. 10-15. The ballots must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 5. To be eligible to vote, a member must be in “good standing” according to the official records of the national union on June 24 of the election year.

Direct election of union officers has been a hallmark of the APWU’s democratic tradition, and in these turbulent times, it is especially important that union members raise their voice by voting.

Exercising the right to vote is a simple matter of marking the ballot – which will be mailed to your home – and returning the completed ballot in a postage-paid envelope.

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