San Jose Area Local 73

Workers Memorial Day is April 28

04/24/2017 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Each year, thousands of workers die and millions more are injured or sickened from dangerous working conditions. Many employers routinely cut corners and violate the law. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30,

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Fighting for Workplace Safety

04/28/2017 – The majority of this web news article is reprinted from the “Looking Back” section of the May-June 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker. Before passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act in December 1970, millions of Americans risked their lives every time they reported for duty – there were no national safety laws designed to protect workers across industries. In 1970, groundbreaking legislation created the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA),

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Join a May Day Event!

04/28/2017 – May Day, the annual holiday recognizing the international working class, will be celebrated around the world on May 1. This year hundreds of thousands are expected to participate in demonstrations, strikes, and shows of solidarity. Coast to coast, workers and allies will join together and fight for respect, dignity, equal rights, and opportunity for working people of all backgrounds – whether they be immigrants, coal and steel workers, services employees or day laborers.

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APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Ruling

Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs   04/24/2017 – Arbitrator Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service failed to make a good faith effort to return 362 administrative and technical jobs to the Clerk Craft. The arbitration award was issued on April 21, 2017 and settles a long-standing dispute over the Clerk Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding in the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The memo called for the Postal Service to return 800 positions

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Raffle Drawing Winner April 23, 2017

Treasurer Robbin C. Buccat from San Jose P&DC is the lucky raffle drawing winner of $50.00 Come Join us on the next Membership Meeting, you could be the next lucky winner. Remember you must be present to win

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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. The bi-partisan Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 largely caused this crisis, sending the Postal Service on a severe downward spiral. The PAEA mandated the Postal Service “pre-fund” 100 percent of its retiree health benefit liabilities, 75 years into the future. This

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