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Updated On: Apr 01, 2013
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OSHA Cites Maine, Michigan Facilities for Unsafe Working Conditions
(03/08/13) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a citation to the Postal Service for unsafe working conditions at its Scarborough ME facility and fined the agency $27,500 on Feb. 1.

Landmark Arbitration Award Reshapes California PVS Subcontracting; Ruling Has Implications for All Crafts
(03/07/13) In one of the first decisions interpreting the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled on March 4 that the USPS decision to subcontract Postal Vehicle Service work throughout California violated the contract. "This is a big win," said President Cliff Guffey. "It demonstrates that the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement strengthens our ability to protect APWU jobs."

Tell Your Legislator: Support the Postal Service Protection Act
(03/01/13) APWU President Cliff Guffey is urging postal employees to ask their U.S. senators and representative to support the Postal Service Protection Act (S. 316 and H.R. 630). "This legislation would go a long way toward solving the Postal Service's financial crisis."...

Cost-of-Living Raises Set for March
(02/21/13) Career APWU members will receive a $207 annual increase in pay beginning next month, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced. "This raise is the result of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, which preserved cost-of-living adjustments for our members," he said. "They are an important part of our pay package." The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be effective March 9 and will be reflected in March 29 paychecks.

Congress Must Act Now, Guffey Tells Senate Panel
(02/13/13) "The crisis confronting the Postal Service is dire, but the demise of the USPS is not inevitable," APWU President Cliff Guffey told a Senate panel on Feb. 13. "Congress must end the mandate of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) that requires the USPS to pre-fund healthcare benefits for future retirees. This requirement, which ostensibly was implemented to protect taxpayers in the event the USPS 'goes under,' is instead drowning the agency in a sea of debt," Guffey said in a written statement


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