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APWU Web News Article 22-2017

Union Administration Trainings Scheduled

Eastern & Northeast Regions (May 20-26) - Central & Western Regions (July 16-22)

03/23/2017 - Eastern & Northeast Regions

Union Administration Training for the Eastern & Northeast Regions will take place from May 20 through May 26, 2017 at the Maritime Institute Hotel & Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Central & Western Regions

Union Administration Training for the Central & Western Regions will take place from July 16 through July 22, 2017 at the Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel in Southfield, MI.

Click here for all the details and for a registration form.

International Working Women’s Day

03/08/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

APWU officers, staff and members participated in the International Women's Day Rally.

By Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson 

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8, in honor of women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in North America and Europe in the early 1900s. Since those years, the movement has been strengthened by United Nations’ (UN) women’s conferences designed to build support for women’s rights and equality.

Develop a Home Fire Escape Plan

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

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you little time to escape safely. Your family’s ability to get out depends on their knowledge of home fire safety and developing an escape plan that everyone is familiar with and has practiced.

Understanding Climate Change

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

Climate change is defined as “Any significant long-term change in the expected patterns of average weather of a region (or the whole Earth) over a significant period of time. These changes may take tens, hundreds or perhaps millions of years. These changes can be caused by processes inside the Earth, forces from outside (e.g. variations in sunlight intensity) or, more recently, human activities.”

APWU Web News Article 199-2016

Attend the APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Regions Educational Conference

09/02/2016 - The APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Regions Educational Conference will take place Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016. (Participants should plan to arrive at the hotel on Wednesday, October 26. The conference starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and adjourns no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday).

Employee Rights During Interrogations

09/01/2016 - This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Postal employees are subject to investigation by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and/or Postal Inspection Service for off-duty as well as on-duty offenses. Generally, off-duty non-postal offenses that are subject to investigation include serious acts of criminal violence; use of firearms or dangerous weapons in the commission of a crime; grand larceny, burglary, embezzlement, or robbery, and sale or possession of narcotics or dangerous drugs. Other off-duty non-postal offenses may also result in investigations.

If you are questioned by one or more OIG agents or Postal Inspectors, even if you believe you are not guilty of any wrongdoing, here's what you should do.


Sexual Harassment on the Rise

07/08/2016 - (This article first appeared in the July-August issue of The American Postal Worker Magazine)

As a new and younger workforce enters the USPS, it should be no surprise that sexual harassment is on the rise and is being directed at both male and female employees. Horror stories are being told around the country of supervisors, managers, or postmasters touching employees inappropriately, visiting employees’ homes, and threatening to fire employees if they do not submit to sexual advances.

APWU Web News Article 125-2016

‘Graduates’ Complete Union Administration Training

06/17/2016 -

The “graduating class” of the APWU’s Union Administration Training,
with Research and Education Director Joyce Robinson (center). 

From May 23-27, local and state presidents, executive vice presidents and secretary-treasurers attended sessions, including, Duties of Election Committees; Filing and Defending a Charge With the National Labor Relations Board; Getting out the Union’s Message; Monitoring Dues Check Off (DCO); and Understanding Diversity.