For those of you who have been paying attention, you know the assault on Mail Handlers, on all Postal employees for that matter, never takes a break. As those tasked with preserving the more than two-hundred year institution that is the United States Postal Service continue to degrade and destabilize the movement of the mail and therefore our very livelihoods, the attack persists at every level of the organization from the PMG all the way down to your garden variety 204b supervisor. So how do we push back against this onslaught? How do we push back against this management disrespect for those who actually move the Nation’s mail? Read More
In this calendar year alone career Mail Handlers at the top step have enjoyed more than $2,100 in contractual increases. In an economy where the income for most working Americans is stagnant at best and actually shrinking in many instances, there are still those among us who do not see the value in belonging to this Union. It is incomprehensible to most of us that with the job security and wage gains we have negotiated through COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, there are still those who are not willing to fight to keep what we have earned. There are those among us who are not willing to pay their fair share of the cost of maintaining the wages, securities, and work rules that benefit and protect all mail handlers. They walk among us Brothers and Sisters and I urge you to encourage the misguided to JOIN THE UNION & JOIN THE FIGHT!
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USPS Employee Records Hacked
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December 4th, 2014
Advanced Steward's Training
Inside Local 308
President Hegarty addressed the Delegates of the APWU’s 2014 National convention sanctioning a message of solidarity between our Unions. When commenting on the recently signed Postal Union Alliance, Hegarty said, “We are not divided on the issues — those who would do us harm cannot divide and conquer.” President Hegarty noted that the Postal Union Alliance has solidified the joint spirit of cooperation that has us working towards common goals like never before. Read More
The Union was notified this afternoon that the Postal Service plans to reinstitute the “Network Rationalization Plan” starting next year, in January 2015. You will recall that many of the plant closings and consolidations were put on hold earlier this year, in February 2014, when the Postal Service announced in the Federal Register that it was suspending any further implementation of its changes to service standards.
Yes, it's true, we know there is no such thing as management accountability. We know that holding management responsible for their actions is nothing more than a myth. When a manager screws up, 99.99% of the time nothing happens other than maybe a promotion or reassignment to some other department or facility. If you've been around for any length of time you know this to be true. Now, when it comes to mail handlers there are plenty in management that can't wait to hold us accountable for the most insignificant of transgressions. When management decisions result in the loss of Millions of Dollars I challenge you to show me where any individual manager is held accountable. Read More
On March 10, 2014 an historic agreement was signed by the Postal Union Presidents representing the Mail Handlers, American Postal Workers, City Letter Carriers and Rural letter Carriers. The purpose of the agreement is to show our solidarity, and to protect the invaluable institution that is the United States Postal Service. We call upon our members, and the American Public to join with us in this important endeavor. Read More.