22 June 2018
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The Threat is Real to Privatize the Postal Service

Below is a statement from APWU President Mark Dimondstein on the White House plan to privatize the United States Postal Service.

The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Furthermore, the White House plan is an attack on many federal agencies and the public services they provide.

The White House’s plan states, “Like many European nations the United States could privatize its postal operator…” What’s left unsaid is European nations charge substantially more for mail services delivered in a much smaller area. They also regularly raise the cost of delivery. For example, the cost of sending a letter in the United Kingdom has increased 80 percent over the past decade. By comparison, the U.S. has the lowest postage rates in the industrialized world.

Eliminating the universal service obligation, as the plan suggests, would hurt business and individuals alike, and would be a dagger aimed at the heart of rural America and undermine e-commerce.

The draconian plan uses “burdening the taxpayers” as justification to promote the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service when the truth is USPS is self-supporting and receives no tax dollars for postal operations.

And, while letter mail volumes are lower, package delivery is up substantially. No institution is better suited for the e-commerce revolution than USPS. The public postal service serves each and every person and belongs to the people of this country. According to recent surveys by Gallup and the Pew Research Center, it enjoys the highest level of satisfaction and trust of any government service or agency, rating the highest among young people.

Privatizing the Postal Service is not in the public interest or the interest of postal workers and would be nothing more than a raid by corporate pirates on a national treasure.

This outrageous White House plan should be a wake-up call to every postal worker and APWU member. The threats of postal privatization, the threats to decent union jobs, the threats to good services, are real.

The American Postal Workers Union stands with the people of the country and our many allies in the ongoing fight to ensure a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come.

More information and calls for action will be forthcoming.

Please forward this e-mail and share far and wide.
1300 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 | www.apwu.org 

22 June 2018
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USPS Responds to Trump Administration to Reorganize Some Federal Agencies

June 21, 2018

Restructuring proposal
USPS responds to administration plan

The Postal Service has issued a statement regarding a Trump administration proposal to reorganize some federal agencies.

The proposal, part of a report the administration released June 21, recommends restructuring and possibly privatizing USPS. The full story is available on the Link site.

[Reproduced from Link email]

21 June 2018
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External Tractor Trailer Operator Job Posting 10205004

External Tractor Trailer Operator Job Posting. The job posting period is 06/19/2018 – 06/25/2018. The job does require an exam.

For more information, click here for the job posting.

For future postings like this one, please see the News >> Craft News >> Motor Vehicle page.


20 June 2018
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PSEs Receive Huge Gains In Workforce Benefits Fund Agreement

PSE Members,

APWU HQ issued the message below today. Fredric Jacobs, President, Local 78

On June 13, 2018 the APWU and the Postal Service reached agreement on additional benefits for PSEs. This agreement came out of the APWU’s dispute over a fund that was set up as part of the 2010 National Agreement first for PSE Health care then for additional PSE benefits. The APWU took its dispute over the Postal Service’s failure to use the fund for its intended purposes to arbitration. The APWU’s persuasive case brought the Postal Service to the table, and President Dimondstein after long negotiations and looking at every possible option under the memo negotiated pay, hour and additional benefits for PSEs consistent with the original purposes of the fund.

[To see the full Update & Agreement, please click on the PDF document below.]

Click here for PDF Agreement document

For future postings like this one, please see the Resources >> The PSE Zone.


19 June 2018
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PSEs Receive Huge Gains In Workforce Benefits Fund Agreement

PSE Members,

Below, the attached Workforce Benefits Fund Settlement Agreement, PSEs will receive huge gains in the following:
1. Health Care Plan benefits
2. SSDA Uniform Allowances
3. Overtime
4. Payment of Penalty Overtime, and
5. Guaranteed Work Hours.

The effective date of the gains will be as soon as practicable, but no more than 120 days from the signing of this agreement.

Fredric Jacobs
President, Local 78 APWU

[For the full Agreement, please click on the PDF document below.]

Click here for PDF Agreement document

Click here for the Agreement Announcement


19 June 2018
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Cancellation of Retirement Seminar


18 June 2018
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Passing of Steve Raymer, APWU National Director of Maintenance

Members:
It’s with profound sorrow that I announce the sudden death of APWU National Maintenance Craft
Director Steve Raymer.

Fredric Jacobs
President

Full Announcement pdf


17 June 2018
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Happy Father’s Day


10 June 2018
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Retirement Planning Seminar – Sunday, June 24, 2018

We have a Retirement Planning Seminar scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 10am – 4pm to be held at the Union Office, 7901 Oakport Street, Suite 2300, Oakland,CA 94621.

Only APWU members are allowed to attend, and you MUST RSVP by 1:00pm Pacific on June 18, 2018.

Click here for the flyer.

 


8 June 2018
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June 8 2018 Clerk Vacancy Notice

The June 8, 2018 Clerk Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.

Click Here to be taken to the page & notice.