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Thank You and Best Wishes Mr. Fox
I just returned from the Kentucky Postal Workers Union convention held in Lexington, Kentucky.  Gary Fox, long-time president of the KPWU decided not to run for reelection, but in reality he "retired" from active union work.   You need to know that Brother Fox was the definition of an active and committed postal unionist. Read More...
NO AGREEMENT ON CONTRACT
National negotiations ended on May 27, 2015 without an agreement on a new contract for APWU represented employees.  The dispute will now go through the mediation process and then to interest arbitration if needed.   Mediation is expected to last 60 days and if the arbitration process happens it could be up to a year before there is a new collective bargaining agreement. Read More...
NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUED
The deadline for national contract negotiations has been extended for an additional week.  All provisions of the 2010-15 contract will remain in full force and effect until a new contract is reached. President Mark Dimondstein said: " During negotiations, we made progress on many important work-floor issues. Read More...
Off-Year Conference in Youngstown
The OPWU held our Off-Year Conference in Boardman, Ohio with the Youngstown Area Local as our hosts.  A total of 90 officers and stewards from the Buckeye State attended the conference and were educated on topics like the Electronic Grievance Procedure, Stress and Job Burnout, craft breakouts, and national negotiations. Read More...
1 Miracle - Let's Hope for 3 More
Yesterday we were notified of a true miracle.  Now we are hoping for three more to happen in the next few months.   The Toledo Mail Processing Center will not be consolidated.  APWU President Arnie Cowell announced that the plant is staying open and they will only lose one SBPS.  They will keep all 11 of their DBCS machines and both of their flat sorters. Read More...
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