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Long Overdue Welcome Home

11/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

This Veterans’ Day the Military Exchange will open its virtual doors to more than 13 million veterans. All honorably-discharged veterans will receive a lifelong benefit to online exchange shopping – a long overdue welcome home.

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Attacks on Veterans

07/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan levies an attack against our veterans who are elderly and disabled. His cuts aim to terminate Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits for veterans who are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, under the mistaken notion that a duplication of benefits exists.

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Presumption of Service Connection for Select Diseases Associated with Lejeune Water

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

By Human Relations Director Sue Carney 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published new regulations establishing a presumptive service-connection for eight diseases associated with the once contaminated water supply at Camp Lejeune, NC. The amendment applies to all veterans, including former reservists and National Guard members, who served 30 or more days (cumulative) of active duty between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 at the marine base or the USMC Air Station New River. Qualifying veterans are entitled to disability compensation benefits.

APWU Web News Article 15-2017

APWU Gives Veterans a Helping Hand

02/09/2017 -


Veterans proceeding through the APWU check point.

On Jan. 28, the APWU and community volunteers joined the Veterans Administration (VA) to give help and hope to veterans at the 23rd annual Winterhaven Stand Down. This was the 13th consecutive year that APWU officers and staff participated in the event – providing assistance to hundreds of veterans in need. 

Veteran's Day

11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Every year on Nov. 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day to honor the millions of men and women who have served, or are serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.

APWU Web News Article 94-2016

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Addressing Veterans' Unemployment

05/01/2016 -


Left Center Sue Carney, APWU Human Relations Director;
Center Michael Michaud, Assistant Secretary DOL VETS,
Center right, Will Fischer, Executive Director,
Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The APWU recently joined with representatives of other unions to meet with Michael Michaud, the new Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). Michaud is a longtime member of the United Steelworkers. Prior to his appointment, Michaud served 12 years as a member of Congress from Maine, advocating for veterans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Health Subcommittee.

APWU Web News Article 96-2016

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Addressing Veterans’ Unemployment

05/01/2016 -


Left Center Sue Carney, APWU Human Relations Director; Center Michael Michaud, Assistant Secretary DOL VETS, Center right, Will Fischer, Executive Director, Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO.

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The APWU recently joined with representatives of other unions to meet with Michael Michaud, the new Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). Michaud is a longtime member of the United Steelworkers. Prior to his appointment, Michaud served 12 years as a member of Congress from Maine, advocating for veterans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Health Subcommittee.

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

03/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) 

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was enacted to ease the financial and legal burdens brought on by the demands of active duty. It applies to members of the military and their dependents, including Reservists and National Guardsmen who are called to active duty for at least 30 days.

Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act

01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

President Obama signed the Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2015 into law on Nov. 5. After passing the House in a voice vote on Sept. 28, the bipartisan bill was approved by “unanimous consent” in the Senate on Oct. 26. The bill was initially introduced in the House in January 2015 by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) with 33 co-sponsors, including 27 Democrats, and six Republicans.

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