Postal Nurses Hold First Election Since 2007 Merger With APWU

April 6, 2009

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Postal Nurses Hold First Election Since 2007 Merger With APWU

Ballots were mailed out Feb. 28 for the election of National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU officers. This is the postal nurses’ first election since the unit merged with the APWU nearly two years ago.

The offices of General President and General Vice President are among the three positions being contested. There is also a race for Capital Metro Region Area Representative.

There was only one nominee for each of the following positions: General Secretary-Treasurer; Great Lakes Region Area Representative; Eastern Region Area Representative; Northeast Region Area Representative; Pacific Region Area Representative; Southwest Region Area Representative; and Western Region Area Representative. Under the NPPN constitution, write-in votes are prohibited. As such, the unopposed candidates have been declared winners.

The ballots for the contested elections must be postmarked by April 10; they will be counted on April 18 in the offices of APWU’s St. Louis Gateway District Area Local.

The nurses union, which has had collective bargaining agreements with the USPS since 1978, voted to affiliate with the APWU shortly before its contract expired in 2007. The union represents 140 nurses at approximately 50 locations.

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