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Action Days
Apr 26, 2019

RETIREE BROTHERS & SISTERS

             "DAY OF PROTEST" 

MONDAY-APRIL 15,2019 3:00PM - 5:00PMHUNTINGTON STATION POST OFFICE 888 EAST JERICHO TURNPIKE HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746

RETIREES ARE ONCE AGAIN BEING CALLED TO ACTION TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE POSTAL SERVICE HAS NOT COST THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER ONE (1) PENNY OF TAX DOLLARS SINCE 1973.

RETIREES MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS DEMOSTRATION. TWO HOURS OF YOUR TIME COULD SAVE YOUR PENSION AND BENEFITS.

LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD. WE MUST SEND A MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE POSTAL SERVICE OPERATES WITH NO TAX DOLLARS.

U.S. MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE!!!

FRATERNALLY,

LONG ISLAND AREA LOCAL #3251

RETIREE·CHAPTER #3251

BE THERE       BE THERE      BE THERE      BE THERE

UNION BROTHERS & SISTERS "DAY  OF PROTEST"            

MONDAY-APRIL 15, 20193:00PM - 5:00PM HUNTINGTON STATION POST OFFICE

888 EAST JERICHO TURNPIKE HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746

MEMBERS ARE ONCE AGAlN BEING CALLED TO ACTION TO MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE POSTAL SERVICE HAS NOT COST THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER ONE (1) PENNY OF TAX DOLLARS SINCE 1973.

MEMBERS MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS DEMONSTRATION. TWO HOURS OF YOUR TIME COULD SAVE YOUR JOB AND BENEFITS..

LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD. WE MUST SEND A MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE POSTAL SERVICE OPERATES WITH NO TAX DOLLARS.

U.S. MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE!!!

FRATERNALLY.,

LONG ISLAND AREA LOCAL #3251

GREATER IDCKSVILLE MID-ISLAND AREA LOCAL WESTERN NASSAU AREA LOCAL

ROCKVILLE CENTRE - OCEANSIDE LOCAL

BE THERE                BE THERE                BE THERE           BE THERE


Local Election Results
Oct 07, 2019

LONG ISLAND NY AREA LOCAL 

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 %.
 Fraternally, 
Local Election Committee -2019 

Candidate Articles for Area Representative, Nassau South
Mar 30, 2019
Donald Papa APWU Members My name is Donald Papa. I am running as the long-term incumbent of the position of Area Representative Nassau South. Began my USPS career 1974 as a clerk in Lynbrook NY Shop steward since 1980 - 2004. Held Area Representative position since winning election 1992.
Local Nomination Meeting Results
Mar 30, 2019

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-Revised #2
Mar 30, 2019

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 via US Mail to PO Box 245 Old Bethpage, NY  11804 (in stamped envelope provided).
  1. Hand delivered ballots will not be accepted.
  2. Ballots must be received by 10:00 AM March 18, 2019.
  1. Ballots shall only be released to at least two committee members after 10:00 AM on March 18, 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 18, 2019 starting at  11:00 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.
  9. 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. BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY 10:00 AM, MARCH 18, 2019. ELECTION COMMITTEE WILL PICK UP BALLOTS AFTER 10:00 AM, MARCH 18, 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

 


Times Op-Ed on USPS
Feb 03, 2019
Here is a nice article regarding the Postal Service and the Trump Report. 
Trump Report Attacks YOUR Pay
Oct 07, 2019
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.
National Day of Mourning
Oct 07, 2019
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.
New APWU/NALC Ad
Oct 07, 2019
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.
 
Pay fiasco
Dec 31, 2018
URGENT!!!!!  APWU MEMBERS, PLEASE READ!!!! Thanks to the diligence and perseverance of our APWU representatives, the pay fiasco and resulting confusion has been resolved.  Employees whose pay (overtime) was not properly processed WILL  be able to get a salary advance.
Day of Action 2018 October 8, 2018
Oct 07, 2019
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.
Contract Update
Feb 03, 2019
The Union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations until December 7, 2018. No further information is currently available.
Stop the White House Plan to Privatize the Post Office
Oct 07, 2019
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.
APWU National Convention
Nov 29, 2018

The Long Island NY Area Local was represented at the APWU National Convention by the delegates elected by our membership: Ron Peebles, Mike Puterio, Clif Johnson, and Rich Abromavitch.

The convention was honored with speakers from various areas of the labor movement, from sister locals, and the AFL-CIO.  It was also noteworthy in that this year marked the 50th Anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Workers strike. This historic strike, known as the "I am a man" strike, came at the height of Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.  It is also during this strike that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.   The delegation was honored to have speakers who were at the heart of the strike.

Click here for video

It was an honor to hear these men speak of the horrific conditions in which they worked, of the sacrifice they made, and of the support of the Union movement during those difficult times.


Perry Gershon at the Union Hall
Nov 29, 2018

Democratic Candidate for the First Congressional District Perry Gershon has been endorsed by the New York State AFL-CIO. Mr. Gershon made this announcement at the Thomas Hartos Union Hall, home of the Long Island NY Area Local, APWU. The Long Island NY Area Local was proud to be the site of this announcement.

Left to right: Area Representative Angela Bennett, President Peter Furgiuele, Perry Gershon, National Business Agent Peter Coradi, Long Island NY Area Local Secretry Rich Golini.  Not pictured: Local Executive Vice President Michelle Nadeau.


Final COLA of 2015 Contract
Oct 12, 2018
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  78-2018 08/10/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018.
Local Dues Increase
Nov 29, 2018
General Membership Overwhelmingly Votes to Increase Local Dues At the February 25, 2018 General Membership meeting, the members present voted overwhelmingly to increase the Local union dues.
APWU! APWU! APWU PREVAILS!!
Dec 31, 2018
APWU prevails again!!! The excessing event we have been under since last June has been lifted!!! Thanks to the tireless efforts and extraordinary work of our National and Regional officers, we are no longer under an Article 12 freeze.  Congratulations and thanks go out to all of our officers who have made this possible.
Congress inching toward taking money out of your pocket
Oct 07, 2019
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.
Take Action! Your Retirement and Job at Stake!!
Dec 31, 2018
APWU members made 5,000 calls during our call-in Day of Action to fight the House Budget Proposal, but our fight is not over. This Wednesday, Oct. 4, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on their 2018 Budget Proposal. NOW IS THE TIME TO KEEP UP THE PRESSURE. Let your Representative know that their constituents are deeply concerned. CALL 1-844-402-1001 NOW.
URGENT ACTION ALERT!!!!
Nov 29, 2018
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Affordable Care Act Repeal is Back! WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  88-2017 09/19/2017 - This week, the U.S. Senate is working on their newest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA, is gaining steam, and Senators are hoping to bring it to a vote by September 30.
Postal News Briefs
Dec 31, 2018
Postal  NeWs·Briefs The Postal Service reported in August a net loss of $2.1 billion for the third quarter of 2017, an increase in net loss of $573 million, compared to the same quarter last year.
Steward Flash Report
Oct 12, 2018
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For Your Future, Contact Congress
Oct 12, 2018
CALL 844-402-1001  to tell your Member of Congress  How You Really Feel  About the House Budget  Before the summer recess, the House Budget Committee advanced its Fiscal Year 2018  budget resolution which includes an outright assault on postal and federal workers.
Download: Summer Action Flyer.pdf

Contract 2018 Preparation
Dec 31, 2018
APWU Contract 2018 “We’re Fired Up! Ready to Go!     Hopefully, you have received the attached important letter from President Dimondstein about the beginning of our 2018 Contract Campaign, the Slogan contest, and the contest forms.
Fighting Back
Dec 31, 2018
Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  70-2017 07/20/2017 - Following strong resistance from the APWU - and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) - USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations.
Long Island District does it again
Nov 29, 2018
On July 19, 2017 Long Island District reduced the number of identified Excessed Post Offices from the Original 88 Post Offices to 68 Post Offices, and the number of employees to be Excessed from 188 to 137. Although this is a step in the right direction the APWU will continue to press both Regional and District Management Officials that their numbers are still bogus, inflated and in violation of the APWU - USPS National Agreement.  
MEMBERS PLEASE STAY ALERT - LOG ON TO OUR LOCAL WEB-SITE..... 
Peter Furgiuele, President
For more information, log onto the website and go to Members Home

A small documentary from PBS
Oct 12, 2018

From our friends at the AFL-CIO

The Labor Wire

July 12, 2017

In the midst of a stormy political summer, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers are staying focused on good jobs with a short documentary produced by PBS and narrated by James Earl Jones called “Made in America.” Check it out. The labor movement will never rest in our fight to make the American dream real for all workers.


Postal Service attack on our jobs
Nov 29, 2018
MEMBERS ALERT -     MEMBERS ALERT Dear Sisters & Brothers, Posta l Management has officially notified the APWU of their intentions to excess at least 188 employees from 88 different post offices represented by our Local. To see the complete list of offices and the number of employees affected visit our Local Web-Site (see enclosed  information).
Trumpcare
Nov 29, 2018

Q and A on the Bills Pending before Congress
Oct 12, 2018
Get the Facts Postal Reform Questions & Answers WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  34-2017 04/10/2017 - In order to have a healthy, sustainable, public Postal Service, legislation is necessary to protect postal customers and postal workers from USPS’s current financial crisis.
Washington Post Has it Wrong
Oct 12, 2018
WASHINGTON POST GETS IT WRONG By AGAFebruary 16, 2017Recent News14 Comments 6    Response to Washington Post Editorial Board’s “The Postal Service needs more than a Band-Aid,” February 13, 2017.
APWU Legislative Update
Aug 27, 2018

The Staples Dirty Deal is over!!!
Aug 27, 2018
We Won!! The USPS and Staples Deal is Over! WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  01-2017 01/05/2017 - Rallying in El Cerrito, CA.  Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle.
Long Island NY Area Local Constitution Changes
Oct 07, 2019

Farewell to Jeff Kehlert
Aug 27, 2018

Health Plan Special Enrollment Period for Non Career
Aug 27, 2018

For all PSEs and non career employees!!

A special enrollment period for the USPS Health Plan is now open. We encourage any PSE who desires to enroll to review the information and process as soon as possible. The enrollment period ends June 30, 2016.

To see this information, click here.


Health Plan for PSEs less than a year on job
Aug 27, 2018
For more information, visit the member resource page. You must be a union member to access the page, and register on the website.
Year end recap
Aug 27, 2018

Postal Service delays payments
Aug 27, 2018

Our members Rally!!
Aug 27, 2018

OIG and Postal Passport Acceptance
Aug 27, 2018
USPS OIG Audit Report: Optimization of Passport Facilities Posted courtesy of 21st Century Postal Worker 3 1 1 Background The U.S. Postal Service accepts passport applications at over 5,000 post offices nationwide on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The Postal Service agreed to accept passport applications for a minimum of 5 hours per day.
NLRB Decision on Staples
Aug 27, 2018
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Middle-Class Betrayal? Why Working Hard Is No Longer Enough in America
Aug 27, 2018

In today's anti-labor world by Mike Puterio
Aug 27, 2018

In a typical example of corporate disdain and disregard for unions, their employees, and the compesation they deserve, Cablevision has gone to new lengths to get rid of a union, and pay their employees less than they deserve.

Brooklyn technical workers voted to unionize through the CWA three years ago. In that time, Cablevision has refused to negotiate a fair contract with the CWA, arguing that by paying those workers compensation comparable to technicians in other locales, it would be unfair to non-union workers. They have also allegedly threatened to withhold raises unless the group votes to decertify the CWA, without ever negotiating a fair contract. A typical representation of the attitude of big business in today's climate.

For the whole article, click here.




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