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APWU Web News Article 63-2007

APWU, USPS Reach Tentative Agreement Covering Operating Services Workers

Ratification Vote Set for July 5

07/02/2007 - The APWU and the USPS have reached a tentative agreement covering Operating Services workers, which is modeled on the Collective Bargaining Agreement for employees in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts. If ratified, the tentative agreement will cover 90 employees at USPS Headquarters in Washington, DC, and at a facility in nearby Merrifield, VA. A ratification vote will take place on July 5, 2007.

APWU Web News Article 60-2007

Despite Majority Support, ‘EFCA’ Blocked in Senate

06/28/2007 - Although a majority of U.S. Senators clearly favor the Employee Free Choice Act, anti-worker lawmakers have prevented the Senate from passing the measure.

Fifty-one senators voted June 26 to end debate and pass the act. But the 48 senators who oppose the bill voted against “cloture,” preventing a vote on the bill. Under Senate rules, 60 senators would have had to agree to end debate before a vote on the legislation could take place.

APWU Web News Article 57-2007

Banks Pulls Misleading Ad From Airwaves

06/27/2007 - The Wachovia Bank Corp. has stopped airing a television commercial that strongly implied that home delivery of mail is a primary cause of identity theft.

On June 18, G. Kennedy Thompson, the bank’s CEO, responded to a letter from APWU President William Burrus that objected to the commercial’s characterization. Thompson said that the ad, also criticized by Postmaster General John E. Potter, had been pulled from the airwaves. 

APWU Web News Article 56-2007

'UNI' Leader Visits APWU

06/25/2007 -


APWU President William Burrus (left)
and Union Network International General-
Secretary Philip Jennings (right), at APWU

The leader of an international union federation met with APWU President William Burrus on June 25, 2007, as part of a visit to the United States.

Philip Jennings, general-secretary of the Switzerland-based Union Network International (UNI), and Burrus discussed how the labor movement should respond to globalization, the trend by corporations and businesses to expand around the globe.

APWU Web News Article 55-2007

Public Affairs Group Honors APWU TV Ad

06/25/2007 - An APWU-sponsored TV commercial that decried the negative effects of Postal Service consolidation plans has won a “Pollie Award” from the American Association of Political Consultants.

Broadcast in select cities in the last half of 2006, the 30-second TV commercial — running in conjunction with radio ads — informed citizens and community leaders about the Postal Service’s network realignment proposals.

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