It has come to our attention that a large number of emails are being returned, inhibiting our ability to communicate with you, the members. If you have not received an email message in the past two weeks, please do the following:
If you have used your USPS email, the system will reject the Union's email. Please use your private email. Rest assured we do not share your email with anyone, especially marketers.
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Timely communication is integral to our mission, to keep you, the member informed. Please help us help you.
A note from our NBA Pete Coradi:
Just a friendly heads up.
These Group Retirement Seminars are in fact off-the-clock as management notes in the advertisement.
However, what they do not note is that as per ELM 589, individual telephonic retirement counseling is in fact on-the-clock.
Note that our May General Membership meeting is Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7 pm.
As an update to this meeting night, which was at the request of our PSE members: We had 1 (one) PSE attend the membership meeting. This meeting was held on a weeknight to accomodate the many PSEs who said they could not attend Sunday meetings because they were working. We would like to hear from our PSE members regarding the lack of attendance. Was the meeting not publicized enough? Was there other extenuating circumstances that prevented more PSEs from attending? As a local union, we strive to meet the needs of our membership. Feedback is an ideal way to accomplish this. Please let us know how we can help you attend your meetings.
I apologize to those who have received texts and/or emails stating the meeting is Sunday. I thought I had corrected the website messaging, but apparently not yet.
Members, please note this (especially our PSE members):
We are having this meeting on Wednesday night to try to address concerns our PSE members expressed to us concerning attending meetings. PSEs have maintained that they could not attend our Sunday meetings because they were required to work the Sunday Amazon hubs. This is the opportunity for our PSEs to show that they want to attend our local union meetings, and that working Sundays was the reason they have not.
For all of our members, these meetings are for you, to stay informed, to be able to ask questions of each of the leaders of this local. It is your opportunity to express any and all concerns you have regarding the issues of the day. Make it a point to attend. Let's show that we have members who show up and get involved.
05/02/2019 - On Monday, Apr. 29, members of Congress introduced H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act. This legislation would repeal, in full, the onerous prefunding of retiree health care benefits mandate Congress put in place in 2006. The mandate requires the Postal Service to prefund its retiree health care benefits 75 years in advance, paying for retirement health care for individuals who haven’t been born yet, let alone enter the workforce. The mandate is accountable for 92 percent of the Postal Service’s net losses since 2007 and is a constant threat to the financial sustainability of the Postal Service.
Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-03), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) sponsored the bill.
APWU fully supports this legislation. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), which created the congressionally manufactured prefunding burden, has not only drained the Postal Service’s funds, but also limits its ability to make vital innovations and expand services.
“This legislation is a necessary step to solving the disastrous prefunding mandate that is dragging down the Postal Service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
H.R. 2382 would return the Postal Service to the procedures in place prior to the PAEA, utilizing a pay-as-you-go method for retiree benefits, the standard practice across federal agencies and private businesses. “Ending the prefunding mandate is essential to postal jobs and benefits,” said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard. “We are asking our members to contact their Representatives to cosponsor this important bill.”
Call 844-402-1001 to contact your member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act. Be sure to also promote H.R. 2382 on social media using #repealprefunding #HR2382#peoplebeforeprofit and/or #unfairburden.
Reach out to your family, friends, and neighbors and ask them to call their representatives as well. This legislation affects every American household.
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO 300 Eastern Parkway • Farmingdale, N. Y. 11735 Telephone: (516) 694-APWU
Long Island Area Local #3251
Local Election Results -2019
Local Election 2019 Committee Report
March 18, 2019.
Total Ballots Mailed Out: 945
Total Ballots Received : 486
Ballots Rejected : 2
Blank Ballots Received : 2
Total Ballots Counted: 482
Area Representative -Nassau South:
Don Papa 60
Lisa Roland 422
Percentage of Local Members who voted -51 %.
Local Election Committee -2019
APWU Contract Statement
Statement from President Mark Dimondstein to APWU on Status of Collective Bargaining
WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:
12/21/2018 - The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Union Contract) between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service initially expired on September 20, 2018. Read More...
Trump Report Attacks YOUR Pay
Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, American Postal Workers Union on White House Postal Task Force on the Postal Service Report
For Immediate Release
12/04/2018 - If the White House Task Force on the Postal Service’s report was assigned a ZIP Code it would be 00000. Read More...
National Day of Mourning
For the National Day of Mourning being observed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, please note.
First and foremost, we mourn and honor the memory of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Former President Bush served the country in numerous capacities during a long career, including serving in World War II as a fighter pilot. Read More...
New APWU/NALC Ad The APWU and NALC joined together to produce an advertisement to educate the public that the US Mail is not for sale. Watch it here.
Urgent Safety Alert
Urgent Safety Alert
Breaking news: It has just been reported that explosive devices have been sent through the mail addressed to a number of high-profile individuals and corporate entities.
APWU leaders condemn such criminal acts.
Our members are rightfully deeply concerned for their own well being and that of the public we serve. Read More...
Day of Action 2018 October 8, 2018
Long Island Area Local Participates in Day of Action
Members of the Long Island, NY Area Local joined with members from the NALC and Mailhandlers union to demonstrate in front of the Huntington Station Post Office on Monday, October 8, 2018.
Joining a force of about 250 unionists, the message was sent out that the US MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE. Read More...
Stop the White House Plan to Privatize the Post Office
During some office visits, and in speaking with some members, the question has come up of 'what does privatization of the Postal Service mean? How does it affect me?' If one member has that question, probably numerous members have the same question. How do we educate our members and the public we serve. Read More...
Benefits for PSEs
As if PSEs (or any employee represented by APWU) needed any additional reasons to belong to the American Postal Workers Union, these additional benefits and rights exacted for PSEs demonstrate how hard, and continuous, APWU works for their members. Read More...
Postal Service Unilaterally Changes Safety Program
Not surprisingly, the Postal Service has once again unilaterally changed a program within the job. This time, the Postal Service has changed the safety program, essentially ridding themselves of safety captains, local safety and health committees, and the nuisance (to managers) form 1767 report of safety problems.
This action seeks to circumvent the Union's and long standing practices. Read More...
Congress inching toward taking money out of your pocket
On Thursday, Oct. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance its 2018 budget resolution. This resolution is a broad measure that designates government spending with far-reaching implications, including enormous cuts to postal and federal workers, as well as America’s social safety net, while providing tax cuts for the wealthy. Read More...
My job is safe. NOT!
So you thought you had a job, eh? A good job. Good days off, good hours. Seniority has its privileges, eh? You’re a senior lead clerk, level 7, do the tasks you want to do. But do TACS? No, I do not want to do that. Station inputs? No, let them find some junior clerk to do that. In fact, let management do that work. Read More...
03/02/2015 - The APWU and USPS are facing off over management’s latest scheme: The Postal Pulse, a new employee opinion survey.
“The APWU vehemently opposes Postal Pulse – and any other employee opinion survey – despite management notices that say otherwise,” said President Mark Dimondstein. A Feb. Read More...
The American Postal Workers Union continually fights for safe jobs. The Postal Service, as we all know, is not the safest place to work. Learn what we can do to keep ourselves safe, and what the Union is doing to help keep us safe. For more information, click here.
Money on the table
For those Long Island NY Area Locals who have been paying attention, or have been on the receiving end, the members of this local have won thousands of dollars for various violations of our contract in their offices. Almost quarterly, many of our members receive checks for several hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars.