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APWU Web News Article 89-2007

Postal Nurses:

Contract Talks Continue

10/01/2007 - The National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU and the Postal Service agreed on Sept. 28 to extend contract talks until Oct. 12. During negotiations held on Sept. 18, 24, 26 and 27, the union presented proposals — including an economic package — and answered questions from the Postal Service.

APWU Web News Article 88-2007

APWU Officers’ Election Ends Oct. 5

09/26/2007 - Time is running short for members who have yet to vote in the APWU National Officers election. Ballots were mailed Sept. 12-15, and must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. (Eastern Time), Oct. 5. 

A small number of APWU members have reported that their completed ballots were returned to them. If you have already voted and your ballot is sent back to you, please draw an “X” through your return address and bar code, and mail the ballot again. 

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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.

APWU Web News Article 86-2007

New Developments in the Case of the 'Jena Six'

09/17/2007 - A Louisiana appeals court has overturned the aggravated battery conviction of Mychal Bell, the lead defendant in the Jena 6 six racially-charged incident. “This decision is welcome,” said APWU President William Burrus, “but it does not resolve the community conflict or the status of the children who continue under indictment and face serious charges.