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APWU Web News Article 32-2017

2017 APWU Scholarship Deadline Extended

03/29/2017 - The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period) and vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) has been extended to May 31, 2017, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. 

brochure [PDF] and application forms for the E.C. Hallbeck scholarship [PDF] and the vocational scholarship [PDF] can be found on the APWU webpage.

Working Together to Reduce the Arbitration Backlog

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell

Presently, there is an arbitration backlog and the reason is simple. The grievances appealed to arbitration are usually caused by management, resulting in the issues and problems being grieved by the union. With this system, management generally does not care if arbitration cases are heard and unless there is specific language to require the arbitration cases are heard, as per the negotiated time limits, there will continue to be a backlog.

APWU Web News Article 21-2017

APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference is May 2

02/22/2017 - The 2017 APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference will be held in Washington, DC at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University on May 2, 2017.  This one-day conference will address the unique problems and concerns in the workplace, union, and society that deaf and hard of hearing members face. The goal is to open doors for better communication, better representation, better training, a better workplace, a better union, and building friendship.

Members are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. The group rate is $199 plus tax per night. Click here to make reservations online. 

APWU Web News Article 19-2017

APWU Secretary-Treasurer Awarded Peace Prize

02/17/2017 -


Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell with
former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney with
the delegation from the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.

On February 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell was awarded the 2016 World Peace Prize, “Roving Ambassador for Peace,” presented by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Secretary-Treasurer Powell was honored alongside former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney at the award ceremony at the AFL-CIO Headquarter building in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Let’s Get the Year Started Right!

01/01/2017 -


“As long as we collectively work together, stand together and fight together,
we can do any doggone thing we want to do!” 
said Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell
at the Rally for Social and Economic Justice and Equality.
Photo courtesy of NNU 

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The start of the new year is an excellent time to put in place procedures and policies to help local and state union officials comply with their legal and financial responsibilities. To assist our local and state unions, local and state officials are urged to consider the following recommendations. 

Young Workers

First Meeting of Young Members Committee

01/01/2017 -


The National Young Members Committee with National Officers.  (L-R) (front row) Courtney Jenkins, Sabrina Larsen, Ephrem De Hoyos, Quanisha Mcneal, Joshua Gray  (back row) Zach DeRuyter, Matt Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, President Mark Dimondstein, Vice President Debby Szeredy, Courtney Agee, John Santos and Stephanie McGhee.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The newly formed National Young Members Committee had their first meeting on Nov. 5, 2016. Its creation is a result of the resolution passed at the 23rd National Convention. It called for a committee comprised of one young member and one alternate from each of the union’s five regions. President Dimondstein appointed ten members the Regional Coordinators recommended to serve a 14-month term from Nov. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017.

APWU Web News Article 254-2016

2017 Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training

12/14/2016 - The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department will be hosting an Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training in Atlanta, GA from March 9-11, 2017. 

It will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-937-8461 or on-line. The deadline for hotel reservations is Feb. 8, 2017.  The hotel price is $148.00 per night plus taxes and fees.

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