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Yearly Archives: 2012
During the years of my presidency of the APWU (2001 – 2010) my focus of representation was the expected issues of wages and working conditions. We were moderately successful in achieving the objective of increasing wages in a greater amount than any … Continue reading
To all APWU members and friends, Ethelda and I wish you and your families much happiness during this holiday season and good health for the New Year. We are a community of Americans from every section of the country sharing a common bond … Continue reading
On November 18, 2010, I terminated my working career after a period spanning 62 years of continuous employment. Starting with a paper route at age 12 and continuing uninterrupted to cleaning the family hair dressing salon and newsstand, custodian at … Continue reading
The 1984 contract negotiations promised to be challenging. Moe Biller of APWU and Vince Sombrotto, NALC were the union’s chief negotiators and they were determined to avoid the disaster that occurred in 1981 which had been their first contract when misunderstandings on the final … Continue reading
Applications for retirement with an incentive have been received and it is reported that approximately 25,000 APWU represented employees have committed to terminate their employment. This is a large number of employees and their exit will have repercussions on postal … Continue reading
We are a nation of laws and notwithstanding the manufactured reasons and excuses this is the law governing the wages of postal employees. “Chapter 1. — POSTAL POLICY AND DEFINITIONS “Sec. “101. Postal policy. “102. Definitions. “101. Postal policy (a) The … Continue reading
You have a choice, vote Republican and oppose abortion, immigration and welfare but your taxes are increased by $2400 per year. As a staunch conservative, you march the party line that espouses rhetoric regarding the effect of their decision on other … Continue reading
There is just a little more than one week left in this legislative session to pass postal reform. If any action is to be taken you should expect it soon because even if Issa and Lieberman come to an agreement … Continue reading
The Postal Service is experiencing a severe loss of mail volume and has not been relieved of the crippling future health care payment so many employees understand the need to sacrifice contractual objectives. The powers to be were not sufficiently benevolent … Continue reading
The election has been decided, and having lost the Republican Party is exploring options to reverse their fortunes. They want to win and will do what is necessary to achieve the presidency. There are fundamental structural issues in play as the … Continue reading
Human behavior is influenced by lessons learned, superimposed over individual characteristics; our character is formed and it influences the decisions that we make. In defense against accusations of deviant behavior we self-certify proclaiming virtuous qualities when in fact each of us … Continue reading
Fact: Postal employment within the APWU represented crafts has been converted from middle class earnings to low wage employment. (See pay scale reflecting 25% reduction in pay, plus reduced hours through NFTY schedules.) Fact: Overtime not paid for hours in excess … Continue reading
The changes made in the 2010 contract will forever change postal employment and future historians will record this as the darkest day. We did much more than negotiate a contract that changes this job from a pathway to the middle class to … Continue reading
In preparation for the issuance of the NALC arbitration award, endorsers of the worst contract in the history of collective bargaining take out insurance policies against the possibility that the arbitrator applies the law as written and sets postal wages as comparable … Continue reading
Decisions have now been made by the Republican party in preparation for the 2014 mid-term elections and it has been decided to continue to pursue a strategy of white resentment and justify the Romney defeat on Obama promises to “give free … Continue reading
I have written several posts on the results of the presidential election with the words and thoughts emanating from my experiences as a human being and a citizen in this country. Despite my best intentions and perhaps the sensitivity of … Continue reading
During recent months, the continuing message has been that “the members must engage in legislative action. “Contact your representative” and “You did such a good job that bad things did not happen.” This approach has become union policy and the responsibility of … Continue reading