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CONGRESS BACK - DON'T EXPECT MUCH
Congress will be back in session soon for a couple of weeks when they will break again for the election cycle.  I do not think they will accomplish much of anything because no one up for election wants their name associated with anything that remotely could be construed as controversial.  Its all about getting the "votes". Read More...
Great Meeting in Mentor
Last night(August 20) the Lake Geuaga Area Local and President Tom Benson sponsored a meeting in Mentor with Congressman David Joyce.  Mr. Joyce has coauthored a letter circulating in Congress that would include language in the FY 2015 Continuing Resolution to put a one-year moratorium on any mail processing plant consolidations. Read More...
OHIO NALC JOINS Staples Fight!!
The Ohio State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers has informed my office that they are supporting the boycott of Staples.   The Letter read: "The Postal Service was misguided in 2005-2006 when it tried to outsource letter carrier work and it is equally misguided now.  The low road of outsourcing never works. Read More...
UGLIEST CONVENTION EVER
I just returned from the APWU Biennial Convention held in Chicago, Illinois.  There were a total of 1900 delegates from 305 locals across the United States.  Ohio was represented by the OPWU, Columbus, Springfield, Tri-County, Lake Geauga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain County, and Youngstown.  We had 50 delegates which is less than half that has attended past conventions. Read More...
APWU CONVENTION TIME
The APWU Biennial Convention begins on July 21 in Chicago.  Ohio will be well represented even though the cost has kept some of our locals from attending. The main issue to be debated will be the possible elimination of several APWU positions including one clerk business agent from the Cincinnati Division which includes Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Read More...
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