Elect to Protect your Federal Pension Benefits and the Postal Service
10/04/2018 - (This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor
Use your voice to let the candidates running for the U.S. House and the Senate know that you and your family will only vote for those candidates that are committed to protecting your hard-earned benefits. This includes your federal pension, i.e., CSRS or FERS; Social Security; Medicare; health insurance and life insurance.
Tell those candidates running for Congress in your area that you will only support candidates who are opposed to privatizing the Postal Service and the federal agencies such as OPM, Social Security and Veterans Administration. Let the candidates know that you are only voting for candidates who will fight to protect and preserve the Postal Service and federal agencies.
08/29/2018 - Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 24.
If you are interested in working temporarily as an Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant, you must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. To apply click on “Search Now;” type “Annuitant Clerk” as the “keywords;” select the location; click on “Start;” then click on “Apply.”
07/24/2018 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor
Every year we recognize and celebrate the Social Security Act, enacted on Aug. 14, 1935, 83 years ago, and Medicare, enacted on July 30, 1965, 53 years ago. These two important laws were established to benefit workers in their old age, as retirees.
Our celebration this year during July and August includes continuing the fight to protect these earned benefits. All APWU members, along with their families, friends and neighbors, can participate in an action of recognition by supporting APWU legislative priorities for fair benefits for American seniors.
When David Rodriguez first began at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1958, employees would show up and have to wait until work was available, resulting in 12- to 15-hour days with minimal pay. Not until 1963, with President Kennedy’s executive order, did federal employees have the right to even limited collective bargaining.
05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor
Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that we are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being and celebrates the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities
03/27/2018 - The Research & Education Department will sponsor the APWU’s 16th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their local and state organizations. Twenty-eight workshops will be offered on Friday, Aug. 17... All APWU members are welcome and encouraged to sign-up online by the early registration deadline of Friday, Aug. 3. This deadline is firm for participants with special needs: If you need a sign interpreter, for example, you must register by Aug. 3. Other participants may try to sign up for workshops after they arrive in Pittsburgh; however, late registrants will have a limited choice of workshops and will not receive certificates.
01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
APWU Donates $25,000 to Hurricane Relief
APWU delegates to the 2017 All-Craft Conference donated $12,500 to help their sisters and brothers affected by the catastrophic Sept. 2017 hurricanes and APWU National matched the contributions – resulting in $25,000 worth of donations.
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10/27/2017 - President Dimondstein is pleased to announce the winning slogan is “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” It was submitted by Alfonso McFarlin, Jr., a member of the Houston Area Local Retiree Chapter.
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