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APWU Web News Article 217-2014

911 Call Delayed Up to 50 Minutes; Employee Dies

APWU Demands Info on Emergency Procedures

11/24/2014 - Oakland California - Samuel Macasieb, operating a letter sorting machine

Director of Industrial Relations Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has asked the Postal Service to explain its protocols for providing emergency medical assistance after learning that a Bay Area postal employee lay dying for as much as 50 minutes before 911 was called. The incident, which occurred in August, came to light in November, when the local NBC television affiliate aired a detailed expose of situation. 

Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert

Thank Social Security Hero Tom Harkin!

11/21/2014 -

November 21, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) is retiring after 40 years of dedicated public service, including the championing of policies and legislation benefiting Social Security and Medicare recipients and their families. One of those pieces of legislation was the Strengthening Social Security Act (S.567), designed to immediately increase current benefits by about $800 annually, improve Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) and ensure the program’s future to make retirement more secure for our children and grandchildren, too. To thank Sen. Harkin for his years of service - and pledge to support the Alliance in doing all you can to help secure his legacy with the reintroduction and passage of this important legislation in the 114th United States Congress - go to http://tinyurl.com/lbp577e

APWU Web News Article 215-2014

Follow-Up Statement to APWU Members from President Mark Dimondstein

Re: New Revelations on USPS Cyber Security Breach

11/20/2014 - New revelations about the security breach in the Postal Service’s data systems are raising additional concerns about this very troubling incident. The APWU remains fully committed to protecting the rights of our members and demanding information from the USPS about what management knew and when they knew it

APWU News Bulletin

Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’

Workers Cheer Decision: PMG Donahoe to Step Down

APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'

11/17/2014 -

Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.

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