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USPS is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

Recently, the USPS conducted an automotive mail haul pilot program test for a 1,000-mile trip between Phoenix and Dallas...Currently, regulations are in place that limit the testing and use of automated vehicles. However, the Federal Motor Carrier...

Contract Mediation Ending

On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National Executive Council (NEC) that the contract mediator stated that the APWU and the USPS were too far apart, and further discussions...

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A Fair Day's Wages

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  A Fair Day’s Wages for a Fair Day’s Work is an objective of the labor movement – trade unions and other workers groups – to increase pay and adopt...

MS 1 BEM Staffing Updates

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Building Equipment Maintenance (BEM) Mechanics are responsible for maintaining postal building infrastructures, namely (1) Building Electrical Systems (...

Automation: Progress for Whom?

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The Postal Service’s use of automation has taken away Clerk Craft work, made remaining work harder, and reduced the power of workers at the Post Office...

Fighting Back Against Hostile Work Environments

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  “A workplace free of harassment is beneficial to everyone. The environment in the postal workplace, however, can be difficult if not miserable.” These...

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...

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