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APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Ruling Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs
Arbitrator Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service failed to make a good faith effort to return 362 administrative and technical jobs to the Clerk Craft. The arbitration award was issued on April 21, 2017 and settles a long-standing dispute over the Clerk Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding in the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Read More...
No one should be fooled by Trump’s campaign promise not to cut Social Security
As part of his tax package, Donald Trump reportedly is planning to propose replacing employee contributions to Social Security with general revenue. The proposal is a Trojan horse: It appears to be a gift, in the form of middle class tax relief, but would, if enacted, lead to the destruction of working Americans’ fundamental economic security. Read More...
Workers strike for a $15 wage, and this time with the support of the entire Democratic Party
Daquan Jackson was supposed to be at work at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. By late morning, he should have been grilling the large amounts of chicken and steak required to feed customers during the lunchtime rush at the Qdoba Mexican restaurant in the Pentagon. Instead, Jackson joined roughly 400 other federal contract workers and low-wage employees with Good Jobs Nation striking outside the U.S. Read More...
Trump says he’s stopping jobs from going abroad. Here’s the truth.
At least 11,934 Americans have lost or are losing their jobs to production moved overseas since Inauguration Day. Susan Haines and Sharon Vanacker knew something was wrong when their CTS Corporation factory in Elkhart, Indiana shut down production one afternoon in June of last year. That “never happens, unless it’s a holiday or something,” Vanacker said. Read More...
2017 APWU Scholarship Deadline Extended
The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period) and vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) has been extended to May 31, 2017, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. Read More...
APWU Weighs In, Calling for an End to CPI Price Cap
The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) submitted comments before the March 20 deadline to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for their ongoing “10 Year Rate System Review,” required by Congress in the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). Read More...
Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward
On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Read More...
Trumpcare’s $880 Billion Cut To Medicaid Is An Attack On Seniors
Trumpcare is officially known as the American Health Care Act, but that’s a lie. It isn’t a bill to provide health care, but exactly the opposite ? a bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, especially those who are older, poorer, and sicker, in order to pay for massive tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. Read More...
OPM warns of scam targeting federal annuitants
The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal employees and retirees about a scam targeting annuitants. “The scammer threatens to end the annuitant’s retirement, threatens that a ‘magistrate’ will criminally prosecute, and demands an immediate payment. Read More...
APWU Members Join UAW’s ‘March on Mississippi’
Over two dozen APWU members came from multiple states to support the Nissan workers efforts to organize. The crowd included National Business Agent Billy Woods, APWU Mississippi State President Sunny Thigpen, Jackson Area Local President Jerry Moore, Mississippi Coast Area Local President George Collins and Memphis (TN) Area Local President Maria Johnson. Read More...
Union-Busting House Bill Would Silence the Voice of Workers, AFGE Says
The American Federation of Government Employees strongly opposes legislation moving through the House that would limit an employee’s access to union representation and financially penalize employees who voluntarily serve as union representatives. Read More...
CBO Confirms that Trumpcare is An Attack on Seniors
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You’re On Your Own: Republicans Plan Attack on Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security
Several years ago, 62-year-old Michael Kaufman, a disabled resident of Bovina, New York, accidently drilled through one of his fingers. He quickly went to the closest Emergency Room where the wound was treated and bandaged. Read More...
Iowa’s New Union-Busting Bill Is Worse Than Wisconsin
Republicans in both houses of the Iowa state legislature have introduced a bill that is aimed at destroying public sector unions and the rights of public employees in that state. Read More...
State lawmaker’s solution for pregnant workers: ‘You can quit’
On Monday, eight male lawmakers in South Dakota voted down a bill that would have required reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers so they can safely stay on the job. Instead of offering protections against discrimination, unsafe conditions, and getting fired, one of the men had a different solution for pregnant employees. “It’s not prison. Read More...
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