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November 19, 2018
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Boycott Staples
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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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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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Local events coming up!!!

The Long Island Local has several events coming up. We have the General Membership meeting on Sunday, November 18 followed by the Annual Christmas Party, to be held on December 9, from 12 pm to 3 pm.
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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 November 20, 2018.

Conversions to Full Time

In addition to the conversion of PSEs, Long Island Area Local have had numerous conversions of PTF to Full Time positions. These are the result of continuous and vigorous protecting of jobs against managements improper reversions and bid abolishments.
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More PSE Conversions

Effective July 21,2018, we have successfully had 177 PSEs converted to career status in the Northeast Area. Long Island Local PSEs have been converted to full time career status and PTF positions. These conversions are due to the hard work and vigilance of the Long Island Area officers.


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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Pay fiasco
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.
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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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Day of Action 2018
This is a call to ACTION!!!! Fight for your  Job!!! Make your voice heard, make your  presence felt!!! The American Postal Workers Union leaders have designated Columbus Day, October 8, 2018 as a Day of Action.
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Day of Action 2018
National Day of Action on October 8 The U.S. Mail - Not for Sale!! WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  88-2018 09/17/2018 - Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks.
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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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APWU National Convention

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.

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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

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.

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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Contract Actions Now!!!
TAKE ACTION NOW FOR YOUR JOB! YOUR BENEFITS! YOUR PAY! The contract between the APWU and the USPS expires on Sept. 20, 2018 - less than four months from now. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment.
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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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Local Dues Increase
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.
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APWU! APWU! APWU PREVAILS!!
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.
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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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Take Action! Your Retirement and Job at Stake!!
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.
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URGENT ACTION ALERT!!!!
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.
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Postal News Briefs
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.
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Contract 2018 Preparation
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.
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Fighting Back
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.
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Long Island District does it again
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
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Postal Service attack on our jobs
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).
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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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Trumpcare

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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