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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...

Stay Informed About Your Union

Taking on Rising Health Care Costs

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Health Plan Director John Marcotte As I have previously reported, and as all of us unionists see in our paychecks, the cost of health care is ...

A Woman For All Seasons

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor Dedicated APWU unionist Eleanor G. Bailey passed away on December 12, 2018 at the age of 87. Over the...

New Directions for EAP

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Human Relations Director Sue Carney On Dec. 27, the United States Postal Service awarded a contract to New Directions Behavioral Health to provide...

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Research & Education Department Director Joyce B. Robinson Because women earn less than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay...

New Law Streamlines Claims and Appeals

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  Last month, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 finally went into effect after having been signed into law on Aug. 23,...

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