1 May 2018
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Find the Word in the Website – Win $100!!!

COMING SOON!!

1. Starting soon, every month beginning on the first day of the month, our website at www.oakapwu78.org will be holding a contest that will give members of the Oakland Local APWU and Oakland Retiree Chapter a chance to win $100.00.

2. Each week a letter from a word selected by the Research, Development, and Marketing Committee will be found somewhere in the website capitalized and highlighted in red. The 5 letters will be released in the order in which the word is spelled. 2 letters will be found in the website in the fourth week of the month. Eg. Week 1: (B) Week 2: (E) Week 3: (A) Week 4: (C), (H) = BEACH

3. Only APWU Oakland Local 78 and APWU Oakland Retiree Chapter members are eligible to participate.

4. APWU officers, stewards, and News Brief staff are ineligible to participate in the contest.

5. When an eligible member discovers the word, he or she must Email his or her name, address, and word of the month to: apwu78findtheword@gmail.com to entered contest.

6. The deadline to Email the word of the month, your name and address is the first day of the next month.

7. All submitted entries will be entered into a drawing at the next month’s executive board meeting.

8. One name will be drawn among the entries to receive a $100 check. Chances to win are based on the number of entries submitted.

A Research, Development and Marketing Committee Enterprise

Prize money donated by President Fredric Jacobs and Records Secretary Derrick Lee.

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1 May 2018
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Mail Processing (F1) One-Time PSE Conversions to Unencumbered Full-Time Status

Memorandum of Understanding Between The United States Postal Service And The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

RE: Mail Processing (F1) One-Time PSE Conversions to Unencumbered Full-Time Status

The parties agree that in selected Postal Service bid clusters that include Processing & Distribution Centers (P&DCs), Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will be converted on a one-time basis to unencumbered full-time status based on relative standing and placed into unencumbered assignments in accordance with the following:
1. Following conversion, the unencumbered employee(s) will be assigned a set schedule to include hours and scheduled days. Work schedules will be preferenced and assigned at the time of conversion based on relative standing. After the initial work schedule assignment, any schedule change shall be made pursuant to Article 37.4.B.
2. Unencumbered employees shall bid on duty assignments posted for bid and, if they remain unencumbered, shall be assigned to residual full-time duty assignments in accordance with Article 37.4.C.
3. Requests for conversion will be submitted by the Area to the Manager, Strategic Complement Reassignment beginning with the date of this agreement through May 31, 2018. Requests received after May 31, 2018 will not be considered.
4. The request for conversion of PSEs to unencumbered full-time status will be reviewed by the parties at the Headquarters level for final determination. Approved conversions will be provided to the Area for processing.
5. The conversions will be processed at the beginning of the first full pay period following Area notification of approved conversions.
6. For each bid cluster that converts PSEs to unencumbered full-time status in accordance with this MOU, an equivalent number of new duty assignments will be created and posted within 120 days of the conversions, if not already in progress, in order to accommodate the unencumbered employees. Applicants in eReassign on the date of the mutual agreement will also be assigned, priority and regular, in accordance with the ratio found in the MOU: Residual Vacancies — Clerk Craft.
7. Any additional residual vacancies will be filled in accordance with the provisions of the MOU, Re: Residual Vacancies — Clerk Craft in the 2015-2018 USPS/APWU National Agreement.
8. As a result of this agreement the parties agree there will be no Article 12 involuntary reassignments outside the craft, or outside the installation, in the identified bid clusters

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30 April 2018
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FYI – New PSE Conversion to Unencumbered MOU Signed Today

Dear PSE Members,

On April 16, 2016, I informed you that APWU Headquarters (HQ) was working on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for PSEs to be converted to unencumbered (unassigned regular). The MOU was signed today by APWU and USPS HQ. (See attached) This will be a one-time opportunity to convert PSEs to unencumbered in “select” P&DCs. The time frame for this one-time opportunity will expire on 5/31/18. The request for conversion will have to come from the USPS Areas to their HQ Manager of Strategic Complement Reassignment. I have contacted Oakland P&DC Management to ascertain if they are going to submit a request for PSEs to be converted, via the MOU. To obtain a copy of the MOU, contact your Shop Steward

Fredric Jacobs
President, Local 78

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16 April 2018
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New MOU For PSE Conversions to Unencumbered

PSE Members,

I have been informed that APWU HQ is working with USPS HQ on a MOU for PSE conversions to unencumbered in the P&DCs to assist in getting vacancies filled prior to the steps of the MOU waiting for a residual. It is expected this agreement (MOU) will be out within the next few days.

APWU HQ is hoping to achieve some of the conversions as soon as 4/28/18.

Fredric Jacobs
President, Local 78

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14 April 2018
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Senator Bernie Sanders Defends The Postal Service

Members,

BURLINGTON, Vt. April 13 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances:

“President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service. He is dead wrong, however, if he believes the ultimate solution is to privatize the Postal Service, which now employs over 630,000 Americans. The reality is that since 2014, the Postal Service has made an operating profit of more than $2.7 billion.

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30 March 2018
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APWU Health Plan Release – Shingrix Vaccine


28 March 2018
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NRP Class Action Victory!

Members,

The EEOC has issued its final decision regarding the National Reassessment Process (NRP) class action denying the Postal Service’s request for reconsideration and allowing class members to file a written claim seeking money and other relief. For information about how to file a claim and a suggested claim form to use, go to www.nrpclassaction.com.

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25 March 2018
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APWU Has Multiple Issues With The Safety Ambassador Program

APWU Headquarters has multiple issues with the Safety Ambassador Program.  Please click on the link or document icon below for more information:

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13 March 2018
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APW ABA 2018 Scholarship Program

APW-ABA Scholarship Program Honoring Thomas Hartos, Michael Tosches & Eugene Johnson

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6 March 2018
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*New* Free College Benefit – Deadline to Apply for Spring Term is March 16

Get an Associate Degree Completely Online — For Free!

Union Plus is excited to announce, Union Plus Free College, in partnership with AFSCME. This new benefit is available to you and your family (including spouses, children, grandchildren and financial dependents) and offers the opportunity to earn a free associate degree from Eastern Gateway Community College – an accredited, non-profit public institution of higher education offering online degree and certificate programs.

Having a college degree is more important than ever for getting ahead. An associate degree can be your pathway to new career opportunities. With Union Plus Free College, your union wants to help you and your family access top-notch education without financial pressure.

Associate degree programs are available in business management, general studies, accounting, criminal justice, paralegal, early childhood education and more.

Enroll in online classes from anywhere in the country, and you can take one class at a time, or attend full time.

Don’t miss out! Classes begin every 8 weeks, but the next term’s registration deadline is March 16.