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January 19, 2019
Communication is Key

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.

If you have used a private email, make sure that our emails are not being placed in your spam folder. Mark the emails as not spam, or place in the white list.

Check the email in your profile, and make sure it is entered correctly.

Timely communication is integral to our mission, to keep you, the member informed. Please help us help you.

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Times Op-Ed on USPS

Here is a nice article regarding the Postal Service and the Trump Report. 
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December 2018 Flash Report

The December President's Flash report is available by clicking here.
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Accident Benefit Association Improvements

The ABA has announced an improvement to the program benefits. The ABA is also allowing spouses of members can enrol in the Plus Plan for benefits up to $150,000. Previous they were limited to $50,000.
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BLOG Feature

I have reinstituted the BLOG feature, located in the Member Resources menu.  I hope to get more dialogue among members about all union issues.
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New benefit for our Wounded warriors

The Postal Service is providing an additional benefit for our disabled veterans.
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Contract Update

The Union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations until December 7, 2018.


Local Nomination Meeting Results

Nominations for Local Officers were held Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Hartos Memorial Union Hall. The following officers were nominated, and were unopposed, and will serve a three year term beginning April 1, 2019:

President- Peter Furgiuele

Vice President- Michelle Nadeau

Secretary/Treasurer- Peter Lockwood

Executive Secretary- Richard Golini

Clerk Craft Director- Ronald Peebles

Maintenance Craft Director- Robert Zamora

Area Representative, Nassau North- John Emmel

Area Representative, Nassau Central- Clifton Johnson

Area Representative, Suffolk North- Kevin Ryan

Area Representative, Suffolk Central- Richard Abramovitch

Area Representative, Suffolk South- Angela Bennett

Area Representative, East End- Mike Puterio

Sergeant at Arms- Ann Marie Balsamo

The position of Area Representative, Nassau South is the only contested position. The candidates for this office are Donald Papa and Lisa Roland.  More information on this election can be found in the article under Election Rules.

Congratulations to all officers elected to new terms.

LINYAL Local Election Rules

2019 Election Rules

The Election Committee for 2019 has met and has established the following Election Rules:

  1. Only bargaining unit members as of January 18, 2019, and any new member with an 1187 (pink form) dated prior to January 18, 2019 shall be eligible to vote in the 2019 local election.
  1. Any 1188s as of January 18, 2019 in local office will be ineligible to vote.
  2. Any member not appearing on the Dues Check Off - Pay Period 02-19 (January 18, 2019) shall be declared ineligible to vote as will anyone having a Form 1187 in the union office after 5:00 PM on January 18, 2019.
  1. All ballots shall be mailed to all eligible members no later than March 1, 2019.
    1. All ballots will be color coded.
  2. Directions accompanying the ballots must be adhered to.
  3. All ballots must be returned in the business reply envelope provided, via US Mail.
  1. Hand delivered ballots will not be accepted.
  2. Ballots must be received by 10:00 AM March 17, 2019.
  1. Ballots shall only be released to at least two committee members after 10:00 AM on March 17, 2019.
  2. The Committee will allow for duplicate ballots for those who did not receive or misplaced them.
    1. Duplicate ballots will be identified as duplicates on the business reply envelope.
    2. Duplicate ballots will be given to Long Island NY Area Local President Pete Furgiuele twenty at a time.
  3. Candidates shall be permitted to run for only one position.
  4. Any candidate running for office shall not campaign on union time.
  5. Articles written by candidates shall be no longer than 250 words.
  1. All articles are to be typed and double-spaced.
  2. All articles are to be written in upper and lower case.
  3. All articles are to be received by the Committee no later than COB February 8, 2019.
  4. Articles are to be sent to the Local Election Committee, by mail.
  5. No corrections will be made to articles.
  6. Any profanity or slanderous remarks may be deleted from articles at the discretion of the Election Committee.
  7. Candidates will be telephoned of any problems with articles and given time to submit any changes.
  8. Changes must be submitted no later than COB February 13, 2019. Candidates must provide phone number.
  9. Candidate articles will be posted on Local's Official Web-Site :  LONGISLANDAREALOCAL.ORG
 
  1. The Election Committee will affix mailing labels to the candidate's mailings at a flat rate 'charge of $.175 per member maiIing list.
  2. If a candidate chooses to use their own volunteers to affix mailing labels to mailings (which must take place at the Long Island Area Local Union Hall and at the time and date of the Election Committee's discretion), there will be a flat rate charge of $100 per member mailing list. At least two committee members will be present to supervise the affixing of the mailings labels.
  3. Candidates will not have access to the union hall for the stuffing of any campaign mailings.
  4. Candidates must submit to the election committee how they want their names to appear on the ballots and on the official Local Web-Site.
  5. Any candidate who has any question concerning the election may submit them (in writing) to the Election Committee.
  6. The Election Committee may modify these rules concerning the election process up until February 12, 2019. All candidates will be advised of any changes.
  7. Ballots will be counted in the basement of the Union Hall on March 17, 2019 starting at l 1:00 AM.
  8. AlI properly returned ballots will be checked off and counted as per Local Dues Check Off (DCO) dated January 18, 2019

/PP 02-19.

  1. There will be a notice posted on the Local Official Web-Site requesting that Shop Stewards/Members post any political information concerning Local Election 2019 on Union Bulletin boards.

These rules have been reviewed and agreed upon by the following Committee Members: Debbie Alanis, Bay Shore, Josephine Bruck, Mille Neck, Terry Hooks, Amagansett.

LONG ISLAND NY AREA LOCAL

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO

300 Eastern Parkway • Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735 Telephone: (516) 694-APWU

               LOCAL ELECTIONS 2019              

THE ONLY LOCAL POSITION BEING CONTESTED IS AREA REPRESENTATIVE, NASSAU SOUTH.

YOU WILL BE RECEIVING CAMPAIGN LITERATURE FROM BOTH CANDIDATES AND FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING THEM.

TO ENSURE A FAIR AND EQUITABLE ELECTION ALL CAMPAIGN LITERATURE RECEIVED MUST BE POSTED ON UNION BULLETIN BOARDS. ALL OTHER RULES AND ELECTION INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON OUR

LOCAL WEB-SITE - LONGISLANDAREALOCAL.ORG

BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED OUT MARCH BY MARCH 1, 2019. ANY MEMBER NOT RECEIVING A BALLOT BY MARCH 7, 2019 CAN CONTACT THE UNION HALL@ 516 694-2798 FOR A DUPLICATE BALLOT!!!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE - IT'S IMPORTANT

RESPECTFULLY,

THE 2019 ELECTION COMMITTEE

 

APWU Contract Statement
Statement from President Mark Dimondstein to APWU on Status of Collective Bargaining WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  119-2018 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.
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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.
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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.
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It's Your Job, Save It
Reprinted from the Wisconsin Postal Workers Volume 51    No.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Unions Stand Together Against Postal Service Jobs Attack
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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.
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Long Island NY Area Local Constitution Changes
NO PULSE
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.
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Someone Else Died

APWU Stands up for Safe Jobs


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.
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Boycott Staples
Let Staples know we will not sit by while they take our jobs!! Click on the link to get a downloadable flyer!
UCOMM Radio
A radio station dedicated to union causes
NO to PULSE
The Postal Service is again urging workers to take a survey, called PULSE. Just like the VOE, the Union urges members to boycott this survey.
Contract Actions
Wear your Sticker Thursdays
Action Center
Boycott Staples
Let Staples know we will not sit by while they take our jobs!! Click on the link to get a downloadable flyer!
UCOMM Radio
A radio station dedicated to union causes
NO to PULSE
The Postal Service is again urging workers to take a survey, called PULSE. Just like the VOE, the Union urges members to boycott this survey.
Contract Actions
Wear your Sticker Thursdays
 
 
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