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December 04, 2020
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
What is my regular rate of pay for purposes of the FFCRA? Is all leave under the FMLA now paid leave? What does it mean to be unable to work. including telework for COVID-19 related reasons? Who is a covered employer that must provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA? Who is a son or daughter. Read More...
Federal Employees Will Have Payroll Taxes Deferred in Next Paychecks, Processor Says Trump faces allegations he is using the federal workforce as a 'guinea pig' for a policy that won't impact most Americans.
The government will begin deferring withholding payroll taxes for federal employees to fulfill a memorandum President Trump issued earlier this month, according to a notice from one of its payroll processors.  Trump issued his presidential memorandum to defer the taxes from Sept. Read More...
PRESIDENT SUSLAK PROVIDES VALUABLE INFORMATION ASSISTING NY ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES IN FILING OF THE COMPLAINT AGAINST TRUMP, DEJOY AND THE USPS
 From: "Nogueira, Daniela" Date: August 26, 2020 at 11:32:28 AM EDT To: Ronald Suslak Subject: RE:  8C72316F-6A12-439F-9F41-00F1A16BEEF8 ? Hi Ron,   Thanks for your help last week. Read More...
Download: doc 01 (complaint) (1).pdf
APWU Members Rally With Community to Demand Congress Save the Post Office
On Tuesday, headlines from news outlets across the country read: “Postal Workers Day of Action.” As the country continues to rise up in defense of the public Postal Service and against the new policies that have significantly delayed mail, thousands took to the streets under the banner “Save the Post Office.” An estimated 300 actions took place in almost every state. Read More...
Social Security’s Chief Actuary Confirms: If Donald Trump is Reelected, He Will Destroy Social Security
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, on a letter released today by Stephen C. Read More...
Final Night of the Democratic Convention
As the socially distanced convention came to a close, Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination with a speech that was largely accurate, but lacked context in some instances: Biden claimed that America has “by far the worst performance of any nation” with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More...
Does the Postmaster General Have $70 Million Invested in USPS Competitors? Not competitors. But his financial disclosures could indicate a possible conflict of interest
Claims that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has more than $70 million invested in competitors to the Postal Service have gone viral on social media the past few weeks. Read More...
New U.S. postmaster to appear at Congressional hearing on mail delays
The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country. Read More...
Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General — a Major Trump Donor — Ousts Top Officials
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Donald Trump: If Reelected, I will “Terminate” Social Security
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Mail delays fuel concern Trump is undercutting postal system ahead of voting
President Donald Trump’s yearslong assault on the Postal Service and his increasingly dire warnings about the dangers of voting by mail are colliding as the presidential campaign enters its final months. Read More...
Message to Members from APWU National Executive Board In Response to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Destructive Policy Changes
The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 is clear: “The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by Act of Congress and supported by the people. Read More...
APWU Executive Board Endorses Joe Biden for President
 The American Postal Workers Union’s National Executive Board has voted to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States. In their decision, the Board recognized his record of advancing the cause of unions, his support for the public Postal Service, postal workers, and his opposition to postal privatization. Read More...
2020 Scholarship Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020
The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period), vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) and Best Essay Award (one-time $2,000 towards four-year college tuition) has been extended to June 30, 2020, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. Read More...
Pascrell Demands Investigation of USPS Mayhem
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) today called for an immediate investigation of turmoil at the United States Postal Service (USPS), purportedly stemming from a pattern of interference engineered by the Trump administration in its efforts to destabilize the post office, he said. Read More...
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