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APWU Web News Article 176-2014

Michigan Democratic Party Endorses Staples Boycott

Urges Candidates to Avoid the Office-Supply Store

09/25/2014 - The Michigan Democratic Party voted to support the Staples boycott at a special meeting of the Executive Committee on Sept. 23 and urged all candidates for public office to avoid patronizing the office-supply chain. The resolution declares that the Democratic Party supports good jobs and public employees. Postal counters in Staples stores are not staffed by union postal workers, the resolution notes, but rather by low-wage Staples employees.

APWU Web News Article 174-2014

9,000 New Jobs to Be Created

APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing ‘POStPlan’ Offices

09/22/2014 - The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days.

In a ruling dated Sept. 5, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg concluded that jobs in four- and six-hour post offices must be assigned to clerks – not Part-Time Postmasters or Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs). A Sept. 22 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines procedures for implementing the award.

The ruling and MOU establish a minimum of 3,000 new Level 6 career jobs in six-hour offices and Level 18 offices. Positions in the six-hour offices must be staffed with full-time employees. The ruling and MOU also establish more than 6,000 new Level 6 non-career jobs in four-hour offices, to be filled by Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The union expects thousands of additional new career jobs to be created as the process unfolds.

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9,000 New Jobs to Be Created

APWU Wins Major Victory on Staffing in ‘POStPlan’ Offices

09/22/2014 - The APWU has won a major victory on staffing in post offices affected by the “POStPlan” – a victory that will result in the creation of at least 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs within 90 days.

In a ruling dated Sept. 5, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg concluded that jobs in four- and six-hour post offices must be assigned to clerks – not Part-Time Postmasters or Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs). A Sept. 22 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines procedures for implementing the award.

The ruling and MOU establish a minimum of 3,000 new Level 6 career jobs in six-hour offices and Level 18 offices. Positions in the six-hour offices must be staffed with full-time employees. The ruling and MOU establish  more than 6,000 new Level 6 non-career jobs in four-hour offices, to be filled by Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The union expects thousands of additional new career jobs to be created as the process unfolds.

APWU Web News Article 170-14

Stay Up-to-Date on the Fight Against Consolidations, Closures

09/19/2014 - To keep up with the latest developments in the fight against the consolidation and closure of mail Processing & Distribution Centers, check out the union’s website, www.apwu.orgClick on the Issues tab in the blue bar and select Fighting Consolidations. To let us know what you're doing, send information to: FightingConsolidation@apwu.org or American Postal Workers Union, Att: Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy, 1300 L Street NW, Washington DC 20005.

e-Team Report, Sept. 19, 2014

09/19/2014 - This week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11, 2014.  Unfortunately, this continuing resolution did not include a 1-year moratorium on closing or consolidating mail processing facilities or cutting mail service standards – a position publicly supported by a majority of senators and 160 representatives.  

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