San Jose Area Local 73

Solidarity and Support to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

08/29/2017 – Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially our fellow APWU members. Texans are reeling after getting slammed by the Category 4 hurricane, resulting in intense flooding over the weekend. The storm has left at least 14 dead and hundreds, if not thousands homeless, as more than 30,000 seek refuge in its wake. Louisianans are also now bracing themselves for Harvey’s heavy rain on the

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2017 Peak Season Exception Period MOU Reached

08/25/2017 – The APWU and the USPS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), RE: Peak Season Exception Periods – 2017 Date Changes, modifying the Peak Season (Holiday Season) Exception period for 2017 to “ensure adequate coverage” and “accommodate customer service.” Peak Season Dates The start of the Peak Season Exception Period will be from Nov. 11, 2017 (Pay Period 24), and will go through Jan. 5, 2018 (Pay Period 1). Holiday Clerk Assistants All

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Let Your Member of Congress Know How You Really Feel About the 2018 Budget

08/22/2017 – Members of Congress are home for a couple weeks during their summer recess. We are asking you to reach out to your Representative and urge them to reject the proposed federal budget! Call your legislator at 844-402-1001 and tell them NO on the House budget. Say NO to Moving the postal Service “On Budget” The House bill includes a recommendation to put the Postal Service “on budget,” making it part of the overall

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THE CLERK CRAFT IS UNDER ATTACK! By: Chuck Locke, NBA

The Postal Service has launched an attack on the Clerk Craft and they are out for blood! The Postal Service wants to eliminate over 16,000 clerk jobs nationwide and more than 2000 clerk jobs in our area. Their plan is to revert and abolish as many jobs as they can, as fast as they can despite the specific circumstances in the section or facility. It’s up to us to fight back this vicious attack on

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