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April 21, 2015

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Unions still matter
This year the Republican war on unions has returned with a vengeance. In former labor stronghold Illinois, GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner is pursuing right-to-work legislation — which allows workers to gain the benefits of union representation without paying dues — and looks likely to succeed. Wisconsin became a right-to-work state last month, and its Republican Gov. Read More...
Largest-Ever Strike Hits Fast Food Industry In 230 Cities
On Wednesday, fast food workers walked off the job in 230 cities, staging the largest-ever strike in their movement aimed at a $15 minimum wage and the right to form a union. The movement began with a single strike in New York City at the end of 2012 but has grown increasingly larger as the Fight for 15 movement has staged nine other days of coordinated strikes since then. Read More...
KEEP 'EM OPEN SAYS PRESIDENT SUSLAK
ON SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2015, QUEENS AREA LOCAL PRESIDENT RON SUSLAK AND SEVERAL OFFICERS AND STEWARDS PARTICIPATED IN THE DAY OF PROTEST RALLEY AT THE MID-ISLAND GENERAL MAIL FACILITY IN MELVILLE, LONG ISLAND. Read More...
Your Post Office Gets Zero Tax Dollars
On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers and reporters at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets zero tax dollars. “Tax day is a good time to inform the public about this little-known fact,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. Read More...
NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach
Complaint over Cyber Intrusion Would Set Precedent APWU News – 04/08/2015 - In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach. Read More...
Workers Sue Walmart For Manipulating Employee Classification To Deny Them Overtime Pay
Walmart is facing a potential class action lawsuit over alleged wage theft in Alameda County Superior Court from an employee who claims the company illegally denied managers overtime pay. Bonnie Cardoza, who worked at the company as an assistant manager for about five years, says she and other assistant mangers were made to do the same tasks as hourly workers for more than eight hours a day. Read More...
Weeks After Rushing Right-To-Work, Wisconsin Republicans Prepare Their Next Attack On Labor
Fresh off a rushed approval a controversial “right to work” law that makes it harder for unions to bargain for better pay and conditions, Republicans in Wisconsin now say they have a “better than 50 percent” chance of scrapping state laws that ensure construction workers a living wage. Rep. Read More...
Shine a Light on Dark Money
APWU President Mark Dimondstein will address a rally in front of the White House on April 2 calling on President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring corporations that do business with the government to disclose their political spending. Read More...
Postal Workers’ ad assails Faust for ties to Staples
How do you get the attention of the president of Harvard University? A full-page attack ad in a student newspaper will probably do it. The American Postal Workers Union is taking out an advertisement in the Harvard Crimson later this week telling readers that president Drew Faust is “smearing Harvard’s good name” by sitting on the board of directors at Staples Inc. Read More...
Republican budget would take $32 billion from your TSP retirement savings
The Republicans slipped a little surprise for postal and federal workers into their recent budget proposal- essentially making the TSPs’ G Fund worthless, according to the Washington Post’s Joe Davidson: Among the policy retreads, there was a surprise in the House package. Read More...
A 'Moral Document': GOP Again Targets Social Security, Medicare
It's not often that I find myself agreeing with a congressional Republican on fiscal matters, but it's hard to argue with a recent statement from Rep. Rob Woodall of the House Budget Committee. "A budget is a moral document," said the Georgia Republican. "It talks about where your values are." That's certainly true. Read More...
APWU Union Plus Rate Advantage Credit Card
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Deceptive Study Financed by UPS
A recent “study” by a Harvard-educated economist asserting the Postal Service has an “unfair competitive advantage” over private-sector delivery companies has garnered a lot of attention in recent days. The “study” by Robert J. Read More...
Amazon Gets Rid Of Strict Non-Compete Clause For Contract And Temporary Employees
Amazon swiftly reversed its contract practices for its largely manual labor force by rescinding a controversial and far-reaching non-compete clause that barred temporary and contract workers from working at companies that even remotely compete with the online retailer. Read More...
Sen. Sanders’ Bold Plan to Expand Social Security
Last week U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced the Social Security Expansion Act, a thoughtful plan to both ensure greater retirement security for today’s workers and retirees and strengthen Social Security’s finances over the long term. Read More...
 
 
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