Saying Goodbye as Regional Coordinator

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Sisters and Brothers, it is that time in the APWU constitutional cycle to make the decision to run for office – in my case, to run for an eleventh term...

The Role of the Local Trustee

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Local trustees are the financial gatekeepers of local finances and ensure local officers are maintaining fiduciary responsibilities. Whether local...

Legislation Calls to Repeal Prefunding Mandate

On Monday, Apr. 29, members of Congress introduced H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act. This legislation would repeal, in full, the onerous prefunding of retiree health care benefits mandate Congress put in place in 2006. The mandate requires the...

Kathy Danek Retires as APWU Auxiliary President

This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  At the beginning of the year, Kathy Danek retired as APWU Auxilary President, a position she has served in since 2012. When Kathy Danek’s husband...

What's to Come in Interest Arbitration

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman  Our efforts to reach a new contract are now entering the next phases of mediation and interest...

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