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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 Joins Boycott of Nabisco Products

Company Outsourced Hundreds of Union Jobs

09/15/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  

The APWU is urging union members to join a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products launched by the Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) and endorsed by the AFL-CIO.

Report: TPP Will Challenge Public Postal Services

Congress Could Vote on Deal in Lame-Duck Session

09/15/2016 -


APWU delegates protest the TPP at the 2016 National Convention

(This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal being negotiated behind closed doors between the U.S., Canada and 10 other countries, is facing stiff opposition from the labor movement, environmental activists and many others. A spirited rally at the union’s National Convention in August took aim at the trade deal. 

Stop Staples Campaign Milestones

09/15/2016 -


Activists distribute Stop Staples campaign information at the NEA convention.

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

For almost three years, the Stop Staples campaign has held spirited rallies at Staples stores, exposing the threat to service, postal jobs and the public Postal Service. Protestors have organized sustained campaigns in and around San Francisco, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Boston, where the Staples trial was launched, and in Philadelphia and New York City. It isn’t possible to recount all the important events and great work, but here are some campaign milestones.

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

Keep the U.S. Postal Service Public!

09/15/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

From Baltimore, New York, and San Jose to Cleveland and Greensboro, community leaders, activists and postal customers came together at field hearings sponsored by A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (AGA) to examine postal issues that are important to the public. 

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