Thanks for those who attended the Meeting. It was a great Meeting after we got through some technical difficulties. We should be ready for the next meeting.
Thanks to Robert Helnig, our new State President, for joining us and letting us know about his vision of the State APWU.
APWU Members are invited to apply for the APW-ABA Memorial Scholarship, which honors Michael A. Tosches, Thomas Hartos, and Eugene Johnson. For more information and to apply for the scholarship, please download the attached info and form here.
1). The scholarship announcement, application and guidelines will be mailed each year to all Local and State Presidents and ABA Board of Directors, no later than March of each year. The announcement and application will also be printed in the ABA Quarterly News Digest as well as posted on the official ABA website. The deadline for returning the scholarship application will be set forth by the ABA.
2). All entrants must submit a completed application which will be verified by their local or state president or by the ABA home office. Properly completed applications will be entered into a drawing for a one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship. Entrants must be a graduating high school senior who is the son, daughter or legal ward of a member of the ABA.
3). The scholarship award is limited to a one time amount of one thousand dollars, ($1,000). Two scholarships will be awarded per calendar year.
4). The scholarship drawings will be held at the ABA home office no later than June of each year. These drawings will be strict “luck of the draw”, meaning the entrants pulled are the winners. No preferential treatment will be given to any entrant. All applicants will be assigned a random number for drawing. The winners will be drawn from amongst all applicants and notified by certified mail.
5). Scholarships will be paid directly to the school that has been designated on each winners application. Each winner will also be required to submit an acceptance letter and photograph accompanied by a biography which will appear in an issue of the ABA Quarterly News Digest.
6). The National Director will coordinate the scholarship program with the authority to settle any or all eligibility requirements or disputes that may arise.
This years deadline to submit is May 15, 2018!!!
****GRAND JUNCTION CLERK CRAFT NOTICE***
There will be no posting this round.
Jobs will show up on ejob bidding, but management is cancelling the posting because it is all messed up. None of the jobs will be awarded. If anyone does bid a job, they aren’t going to get it awarded.
People should not pay attention to anything the online job slot information says because it isn’t right.
This message was sent by Lynn Morgan who is working with Denver to get the jobs aligned correctly.
In the current political climate, our politicians are constantly trying to cut the rights of Postal and other Federal workers. From attempting to cut Saturday delivery to passing budgets that cut benefits to Postal workers, without our collective voices being heard we will not be able to resist these cuts.
For these reasons, I recommend that all employees, friends and family members join the APWU e-Team. By signing up for the e-Team, you will get notices by e-mail whenever action is needed to support or reject a bill. If we all stand together, we can make a difference and continue to earn the living wages we all deserve.
Please go to the APWU e-Team site and sign up now.
Attention All APWU Members in Grand Junction
Any APWU Members that have an interest in a custodial position in the Maintenance Craft, please let the Maintenance Management know ASAP!!!!
Please write a note stating that you are interested in the position, or click on HERE
Turn in your intent letter to your supervisor immediately for current vacancies.
This year’s Open Season dates are:
Opens Monday, November 13. 2017
Ends Monday, December 11, 2017
After Open Season closes
You may be eligible to enroll in an APWU Health Plan outside of Open Season if you have a qualifying life event, such as a marriage, divorce, or other circumstance.
New employees have 60 days to select a health plan.
For more information go here.
Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.
This year, the December period begins December 2, 2017 (Pay Period 25-17- Week 2) and ends December 29, 2017 (Pay Period 01-18 – Week 1).
APWU Wins $8.64 Million Dollar Remedy for Improper Subcontracting…
This settlement comes from way back in 1996, when management decided to unilaterally subcontract Maintenance Craft work when wiring small offices throughout the US. After a number of years and 4 rounds of Arbitration Hearings, the APWU was successful in the case.
After a long period of delay, the Local Website has been updated. More changes to come in the near future…
In accordance with Article 8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime regulations are not applicable for a four-week period each year during December.
This year, the period begins with Pay Period 26-12 (Dec. 1, 2012), and ends at the conclusion of Pay Period 01-13 (Dec. 28, 2012).