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Oct 19, 2017

Veterans' Day Observed on Saturday November 11: Postal Retail and Delivery Closed

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 

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10/19/2017 - Each year, Veterans' Day is celebrated on Nov. 11. For 2017, the holiday falls on a Saturday. 

There has been some confusion about when the Postal Service will observe the holiday because it has a six “business” day week. For clarification, USPS Retail and Delivery will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017. It will be business as usual on Friday, November 10, 2017.

In a letter to the APWU the Postal Service writes:

“In an effort to ensure clarity regarding the upcoming holiday, please note that in observance of the holiday the Postal Service will not conduct normal mail delivery or retail operations on Veterans’ Day (Saturday, November 11). Package delivery will be performed on November 11-12.”

Regular Employees with Saturday as their normal workday will observe the holiday on Saturday. Employees with Saturday as their scheduled off day, will observe Friday as their holiday. Those employees with Friday and Saturday as their scheduled off days, will observe Thursday as their holiday. Lastly, in accordance with Article 11.8.B of the CBA, Postal Support Employees will receive holiday pay for Saturday, November 11, 2017.


Oct 17, 2017

2017 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
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10/13/2017 - Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December. 

This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 - Week 1).


Oct 12, 2017

Union Family Flies to Puerto Rico to Assist Relief Efforts

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10/06/2017 - When disaster strikes, workers can be counted on to show up and help out in times of need. When the call came in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation, it was no different – our union family stepped up to support our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz thanks all the union volunteers who traveled to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

On Oct. 4, the AFL-CIO, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the National Nurses United (NNU) and United Airlines worked together to fly more than 300 skilled volunteers to assist the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico for two weeks. (Click here for photos.)

Nurses, doctors, electricians, engineers, carpenters, boilermakers, cement masons, ironworkers, machinists, plumbers/pipefitters and truck drivers, representing over 20 different unions and 17 states, flew to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the lives of our fellow citizens. IBEW members fixed generators and electrical issues. Registered nurses and other health care workers from the NNU and AFT gave medical assistance. Teamsters delivered supplies and handled sanitation needs. ALPA members loaded over 35,000 pounds of relief supplies to fly to the island commonwealth.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz praised the coordinated effort. “Thanks to our union brothers and sisters for hearing, listening to us,” she said. “The power of union…Let’s get it done.”

Assistance Still Needed

Puerto Ricans are still facing food and fuel shortages, and power and communications are still down in many parts of the island. It is a humanitarian crisis. Federal assistance has not come soon enough, requiring average workers to join this multi-union aid mission.

“The working families of Puerto Rico are our brothers and sisters. And this incredible partnership will bring skilled workers to the front lines to deliver supplies, care for victims and rebuild Puerto Rico,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Our movement is at its best when we work together during times of great need.

“This endeavor is entirely about working people helping working people in every way possible,” he continued. “In times of great tragedy, our country comes together, and we are committed to doing our part to assist the people of Puerto Rico.”

To help support relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

  1. AFL-CIO Union Community Fund send checks payable to:

    THE UNION COMMUNITY FUND
    ATTN: ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
    815 16TH ST., NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20006
     

  2. Postal workers can donate to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF).

APWU members in need are encouraged to take advantage of the available resources. Contact the APWU Human Relations Department by calling (202) 842-4270 or emailing scarney@apwu.org for additional questions.

Union workers impacted by the Hurricane may also qualify for a Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant , and other financial assistance.


Oct 12, 2017

Secretary-Treasurer Powell Receives Labor & Social Justice Leadership Award

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
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10/10/2017 -

(L-R) Melanie L.Campbell President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s
Roundtable National Coalition on Black Civic Participation,
Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, and President Dimondstein 

On Oct. 4, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) with the Labor & Social Justice Leadership Award at their 20th Annual Spirit of Democracy Celebration. The award honors individuals who dedicate their lives and careers to the struggle for social and economic justice and human and civil rights.

As the first female executive officer in APWU history, Powell was recognized for her consistent support, education and guidance in increasing representation of workers in communities in state and local unions.

For over forty years, NCBCP, a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, has fought to “create an enlightened community by building institutional capacity at both the national and local levels to provide and develop African American leadership. By educating, organizing and mobilizing citizens in our communities, the Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democracy.”

For more information visit ncbcp.org.


Oct 12, 2017

Update on the House Budget Resolution

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
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10/11/2017 - On Thursday, Oct. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance its 2018 budget resolution. This resolution is a broad measure that designates government spending with far-reaching implications, including enormous cuts to postal and federal workers, as well as America’s social safety net, while providing tax cuts for the wealthy. While the resolution passed the House on a narrow 219 to 206 vote, a federal budget can only take effect if agreed to by both chambers.

Tens of thousands of postal and federal workers called on their lawmakers throughout the summer and fall to reject any budget balanced on the backs of workers. After APWU and our allies in the Federal-Postal Coalition planted a flag opposing the House’s draconian cuts, 18 Republicans lawmakers joined all Democrats voting in opposition. You can see how each representative voted, including a list of the 18 opposing Republicans, at GovTrack.

“To all of APWU activists who made the call, who visited in person, thank you,” said Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. “You stepped up and made known to your member of Congress the devastating effects the budget resolution would have on workers. I know you will continue to be seen and heard as the budget moves forward. The budget fight is far from over.”

The Senate next has to consider its own resolution and recently released a budget starkly different from the House version. While the House resolution contains instructions to cut $32 billion from the committee of jurisdiction over the Postal Service and postal/federal pay and benefits, these are absent from the Senate budget resolution. The Senate budget also does not call for bringing the Postal Service “on-budget.”

“It is imperative that the House’s attacks on the postal and federal workforce are kept out of the Senate budget, and out of any possible compromise resolution between the two chambers,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “Our continued activism and engagement will be crucial.”

Stay up to date on the latest developments and action items on apwu.org and by signing up for legislative email alerts with the APWU e-Team.


Oct 03, 2017

Oppose the 2018 House Budget -
Fight Again for Working Families!

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
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10/02/2017 - The House of Representatives is expected to vote this Wednesday on its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution, which includes an outright assault on postal and federal workers!

CALL 1-844-402-1001 NOW! Tell your member of Congress to VOTE NO against any budget that includes attacks to postal and federal employees’ benefits, including retirement benefits, or undermines the public Postal Service itself!

As currently written, this budget will slash the pay and benefits of postal employees. It calls for:

  • Increasing employee pension contributions into FERS, amounting to a pay cut of thousands of dollars a year for each FERS postal employee.
  • Taking away the Social Security supplement for FERS employees who retire before they are eligible for Social Security benefits.
  • Outright eliminating pensions for new hires.

It also moves the Postal Service “on budget,” which could subject the USPS to federal government shutdowns as well as further restricting delivery and postal services.

If this disastrous budget is implemented, there is also concern that Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) on FERS retirement benefits could be eliminated and COLAs on current civil service retirees would be reduced, as previously proposed by the White House.  

"We need all APWU members and supporters to call their member of Congress and tell them to vote ‘NO’ on this budget," said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard. “It will devastate working families.”

APWU activists have made 5,000 calls against this disastrous budget. Now we have to keep up the pressure and let our lawmakers know we will not stop fighting for working families!


Oct 02, 2017

Sign the APWU Pledge

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
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10/01/2017 - The APWU needs YOU to join the fight for workers’ rights, voter’s rights, an improved education system, postal banking, safety net for seniors, $15 an hour minimum wage, health care for all, and economic and social justice. Sign the pledge to be active in at least four or more activities between now and April 30, 2018. Click here to sign the pledge.


Sep 27, 2017

APWU Members and Officers Participate in CLUW Convention

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
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09/26/2017 - 

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) had their 19th Biennial Convention in Detroit, Michigan from Sept. 6-9. Over 400 union delegates from across the country attended, representing 27 national unions. CLUW is a national women’s organization within the labor movement. Its goals are to empower women in the workplace, advance women in their unions and promote policies that support women and working families.

The theme of the convention was “Taking It to the Streets.” On opening day, a lively rally was held, as CLUW delegates stood in solidarity with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United to fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage.

APWU President Mark Dimondstein was a keynote speaker, introduced by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth "Liz" Powell, and addressed the delegates at both the opening session and the rally. He thanked CLUW for their support in the Stop Staples Campaign, and asked them to stand with APWU for “expanded postal services, such as financial services and postal banking.” He also praised CLUW for their activism and resolve, and for their convention resolutions, which included CLUW's national membership in A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, among many others that support the fight to build a better life for all workers.

There were forty resolutions introduced at the convention, highlights included: 

  • Vote By Mail,
  • Establish Postal Banking - financial services including paycheck cashing and electronic fund transfers in post offices,
  • Demand for constitutional equality for women,
  • Stop voter suppression,
  • Oppose “Right To Work,”
  • Expose and combat all forms of racism and extremism against people regardless of race, age, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

At the convention, Elise Bryant (member of CWA/TNG Local 32035, I.W.W. and AFM Local 1000) was elected to be the new CLUW President. CLUW’s officers also include APWU Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard, re-elected as CLUW Treasurer, and National Business Agent Rachel Walthall, elected as one of eighteen National Vice Presidents.

For more information visit cluw.org.

Back Row (L-R): Marjorie Brotherton, Roanoke Local Retiree*; Shirley Taylor, National Business Agent; Rachel Walthall, APWU Washington, DC Region Clerk Division NBA; Lopinia Roe, Detroit District Area Local Sergeant-At-Arms; Yvonne Huntley, Nation's Capital Southern Md Area Local Retiree Chapter; Jane Duggan, Michigan Postal Workers Union Retiree Secretary-Treasurer; Tamika Johnson-Smith, Detroit District Area Local Secretary-Treasurer*; Nancy Olumekor, National APWU Retirees Director; Deborah Battle, Portland Oregon Area Local Secretary-Treasurer; Teresa Oller, Portland Oregon Area Local*; Pamela Richardson, APWU Washington, DC Region Clerk Division NBA; Rosa Faye Marshall, San Francisco Local.

Second Row (L-R): Robin Robertson, Saint Louis Gateway District Area Local Secretary-Treasurer; Sherry McKnight, Baltimore Francis Stu Filbey Area Local President*; Sharyn Stone, National APWU Central Region Coordinator;  Debby Szeredy, National APWU Executive Vice President; Joyce Robinson, National APWU Research and Education Director; Verna Matthews, Portland Oregon Area Local; Karen Wing, San Francisco Local Retiree*; Dawn Stewart, Reno Local Executive Vice President; Lynn Pallas-Barber, National APWU Clerk Division Assistant Director; Wendy Scales, Saint Louis Gateway District Area Local.

Front Row (L-R): Judy Beard, National APWU Legislative and Political Director; Justine Cool, Billings Local Executive Vice President*; Mark Dimondstein, National APWU President; Denisha Dean, Long Beach Area Local President *; Elizabeth Powell, National APWU Secretary-Treasurer.

*Delegates and their alternates elected to CLUW’s National Executive Board, representing APWU for a four-year term at CLUW conventions which take place biennially.


Sep 13, 2017

The Status of Unions in 2016

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that union membership has declined across the United States since the early 1980s.

In 1983, more than a fifth of the nation’s workers were unionized. The union membership rate was 10.7 percent in 2016 and the number of workers belonging to unions was at 14.6 million, a decline of 240,000 from 2015.

Excerpts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ news release “Union Members Summary” are reprinted below.

Findings

  • Public-sector workers had a union membership rate (34.4 percent) more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.4 percent).
  • Workers in education, training, and library occupations and in protective service occupations had the highest unionization rates (34.6 percent and 34.5 percent, respectively).
  • Men continued to have a slightly higher union membership rate (11.2 percent) than women (10.2 percent).
  • Black workers were more likely to be union members than were White, Asian, or Hispanic workers.
  • By age, union membership rates continued to be highest among workers ages 45 to 64. In 2016, 13.3 percent of workers ages 45 to 54 and ages 55 to 64 were union members.
  • The union membership rate was 11.8 percent for full-time workers, more than twice the rate for part-time workers at 5.7 percent.
  • Among states, New York continued to have the highest union membership rate (23.6 percent), while South Carolina continued to have the lowest (1.6 percent).

Industry and Occupation of Union Members

  • Within the public sector, the union membership rate was highest for local government (40.3 percent), which includes employees in heavily unionized occupations, such as teachers, police officers, and firefighters.
  • In the private sector, industries with high unionization rates included utilities (21.5 percent), transportation and warehousing (18.4 percent), telecommunications (14.6 percent), construction (13.9 percent), and educational services (12.3 percent).
  • Low unionization rates occurred in finance (1.2 percent), agriculture and related industries (1.3 percent), food services and drinking places (1.6 percent), and professional and technical services (1.6 percent).

Earnings

Among full-time wage and salary workers, union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,004 in 2016, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $802. In addition to coverage by a collective bargaining agreement, this earnings difference reflects a variety of influences, including variations in the distributions of union members and nonunion employees by occupation, industry, age, firm size, or geographic region.

Union Membership by State

  • In 2016, 27 states and the District of Columbia had union membership rates below that of the U.S. average, 10.7 percent, while 23 states had rates above it. Union membership rates decreased in 31 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 16 states, and was unchanged in 3 states.
  • Nine states had union membership rates below 5.0 percent in 2016, with South Carolina having the lowest rate (1.6 percent). The next lowest rates were in North Carolina (3.0 percent), Arkansas (3.9 percent), and Georgia (3.9 percent). New York was the only state with a union membership rate over 20.0 percent in 2016 at 23.6 percent.
  • The largest numbers of union members lived in California (2.6 million) and New York (1.9 million). Over half of the 14.6 million union members in the U.S. lived in just 7 states (California, 2.6 million; New York, 1.9 million; Illinois, 0.8 million; Pennsylvania, 0.7 million; and Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio, 0.6 million each), though these states accounted for only about one-third of wage and salary employment nationally.

Sep 13, 2017

Building Your Bulletin Board

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Organization Director Anna Smith

How can you stay informed and be involved? It’s not as hard as you think. Bulletin boards are a way for us to not only communicate with our current members, but also can be utilized as an avenue to reach our non-member coworkers.

Colorful and creative bulletin board in Hilo, HI, Big Island Area Local

Article 22 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement provides, “The Employer shall furnish separate bulletin boards for the exclusive use of the Union party to this Agreement, subject to the conditions stated herein, if space is available.

“If sufficient space is not available, at least one will be provided for the Union signatory to this Agreement. The Union may place their literature racks in swing rooms, if space is available.”   

As a local leader, if you do not already have someone to update the board, try recruiting someone within the installation. Any reliable member who will keep information current and be a contact for when new information needs to be posted will be helpful.

How does your board advertise that there is new information? If you simply just change a piece of paper on the board once a month, that’s not enough to catch someone’s eye. Typically, if they looked at the board last month, and nothing appears to be different at a glance, chances are they are not stopping to read it.

The dull brown background, simply put, isn’t inviting. Use background paper that is noticeable, such as seasonal decorations, a specific theme, or pictures of a current event (picnic, pizza party, local barbecue, rally signs). Create a plan to update the board regularly, set a schedule and stick to it.

Here are some suggestions for content:

  • APWU News Service Bulletins, which are designed to help keep our members informed of important news updates,
  • Local happenings notices,
  • Local MOUs/settlements that affect those in specific installations,
  • General membership meeting dates,
  • Local officers and stewards’ contact information,
  • Members-only benefit information/fliers,
  • PSEs brochures/benefit information,
  • APWU Health Plan information.

Consider doing shout-outs when members have great news they don’t mind sharing, a “Member of the Month” section or membership drawing winners.

Informative bulletin board in the Seminole P&DC, Central Florida Avenue Local 

Make it an avenue for non-members to join. There is nothing wrong with having 1187s available. Be sure to make note letting them know what to do with the form once it is completed.

Do NOT include USPS postings, which should and/or could be posted on bulletin boards that are main- tained by the Postal Service. Examples include wage and hour postings, scanning requirements and USPS policies.

These boards are for the exclusive use of the APWU, so we, as members, are responsible for their upkeep, or lack thereof.

If you have a great looking bulletin board in your facility, we want to see it! Please email pictures to organization@apwu.org.


Sep 13, 2017

Bill to Improve Thrift Savings Plan Introduced

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard

The 2017 Congress introduced legislation to improve the Thrift Savings Program (TSP). It addresses shortcomings in the withdrawal rules which have not been changed since 1986. The current rule allows for active postal employees, upon reaching age 59 ½, to make only one withdrawal from their TSP account. Similarly, retirees can only partially withdraw from their TSP a single time. This inflexibility often leads retirees to fully withdraw their money and move it into private investment plans which have pricier maintenance fees.

To address this problem, the TSP Modernization Act of 2017 was introduced in the House and Senate and provides much needed flexibility to retiring postal workers, lifting the current restrictions and allowing them to make multiple, partial post-separation withdrawals from their TSP savings. It would also give TSP contributors the choice of quarterly or annual payments.

The bipartisan authors of the House bill (H.R. 3031), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11), highlight the value of this reform for postal workers. The bill would “encourage participants to keep their TSP accounts to take advantage of low administrative fees,” Cummings said. It would “give TSP participants what they want: greater flexibility to withdraw money from their accounts to address unexpected life events.”

In a climate where bipartisan solutions are often hard to come by, the TSP Modernization Act is a notable exception. The APWU supports the TSP Modernization Act and encourages congressional action on the bill.


Legislative and Political Conference 

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA-5) once said, “Sometimes you have to not just dream about what could be – you get out and push and you pull and you preach. And you create a climate and environment to get those in high places, to get men and women of good will in power to act.”

Do you want to learn how you can enact change at the state and local level? Do you want to help elect Congressional, state and local leaders in 2018 who will fight for workers and their families?

Join us Oct. 1, at the APWU Legislative & Political Conference, being held in conjunction with the All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas. This conference will focus on building political, union, and community strength, and its attendees will learn new ways to protect workers’ rights and prepare for the 2018 midterm elections.

A variety of workshops will be offered. The final date to register for the conference is Sept. 15. To view a list of workshops and register, please visit apwu.org/events/legislative-conference.


Legislative Priorities 

Support

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) — We support this bill moving through the legislative process. This bill advanced to the Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Ways and Means Committee.

TSP Modernization Act of 2017 (S. 873) — Initial Sponsors: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE). H.R. 3031 — Initial Sponsors: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11)

Raise the Wage Act of 2017 (S. 1462) — Initial Sponsor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). H.R. 15 — Initial Sponsor, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) — The Raise the Wage Act of 2017 will incrementally raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 and would index the minimum wage to rise with inflation, making sure low wage workers are not left behind, as they have been in recent decades.

Oppose

House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2018 (H. Con. Res. 71) — This resolution has disastrous implications for postal and federal employees. It targets hard earned pensions and FERS retirees’ vital annuity supplements. More egregious is the assault on the USPS by calling for the Postal Service to be placed “on budget.” This would make the USPS subject to federal government shutdowns and turn it into a piggy bank for non-postal related government expenses

For a full list visit apwu.org/departments-divisions/legislative- and-political.


Sep 13, 2017

2018 Contract Negotiations - Preparations Underway

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman

Although it seems like we just finalized our current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), time is rapidly approaching for the next round of negotiations to begin. Your National Officers and the Industrial Relations Department have already begun planning and preparing for 2018 contract negotiations.

Article 43 of our contract requires the parties begin negotiating a new CBA no earlier than 120 days and no less than 90 days from the expiration of the current agreement. Based on the Sept. 20, 2018 CBA expiration, negotiations will open June 2018.

What we attempt to negotiate is determined by you, the members. As this issue arrives in mailboxes, local/ state unions or Members-at-Large (a member who does not belong to a local) are submitting the last resolutions to be voted on by individual crafts at the All-Craft Conference (submission deadline is Saturday, Sept. 2). These resolutions become the basis of our goals and priorities for negotiations.

Your National Negotiating Committee will review the resolutions that have passed and use them for guidance based on our bargaining objectives and goals, to uplift those we represent and the labor movement as a whole. So, if a resolution is submitted and approved at either the All-Craft Conference or the Biennial National Convention, that does not guarantee it will be included.

Not only will you have a committee of your elected National Officers representing you in these negotiations, you will also have the Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee representing you. These members will be appointed by the National Executive Board before bargaining begins in 2018. They will advise the Negotiating Committee on bargaining demands and will also be responsible for approving whether or not any negotiated tentative agreement is submitted to the membership for a ratification vote.

Standing Resolutions

Over the years and during APWU conventions, many resolutions have been passed (known as “standing resolutions”) and we will be going back through them to guide us in our negotiations and to help determine our priorities. We invite you to look at these standing resolutions. Remember that previously adopted resolutions do not need to be resubmitted. They can be found at apwu.org.

We want to know about your experiences in your everyday work life, and how you feel they should be prioritized in our contract talks. We want to hear from individuals on the workroom floor. Email your ideas and suggestions to the Industrial Relations Department at 2018contractnegotiatons@apwu.org. You can also mail them to: 2018 Contract Negotiation Items, C/O Industrial Relations Department, 1300 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Strength in Numbers

These will be challenging negotiations for us. However, with preparation, as well as your support and participation in our contract campaign, we can show management how we are a united workforce.

Unity during the contract campaign can translate into a show of strength and force that leads to success in negotiations. With numbers comes strength. We challenge you to reach out to non-members you know and encourage them to join the union.

The people who live in the United States of America have access to the most efficient postal system in the world because of the hard work you – the members – do to move the mail and serve our customers. You deserve a contract that reflects your contributions and protects the People’s Post Office.

We, the National Officers, are optimistic about the upcoming negotiations. I look forward to receiving your input and utilizing your participation to obtain a fair and reasonable contract that uplifts all workers protected by the APWU contract, setting standards for the entire labor movement.




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