Blue Water, Public Law 116-23 in Effect

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The Blue Water Navy (BWN) Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, signed into law on June 25, 2019 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law presumes...

One Way to Honor Vets? Protect the Postal Service

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  This opinion-editorial (op-ed) by Detroit District Area Local President Keith Combs, reprinted below, was published in 15 local news...

VA Policy Violates Veterans’ Privacy

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ The dictionary defines ‘private’ as “belonging to, restricted to or intended for an individual person.” With that it has long been understood...

Maintenance Craft Arbitration Testimony

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ The following is a shortened version of the introductory testimony given by Maintenance Craft Director Balogun, before the Maintenance Craft...

Spouses Serving in the Shadows

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  U.S. servicemembers who experience traumatic events during military service are commonly diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

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