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The Local is building an eMail Alert list which will be used in concert with our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep members informed of important happenings, meeting reminders, and calls to action.  This email list will not be used to flood your mailbox with messages.  It will be reserved for important announcements.  We will not share your email information with any other group or company.

 

 

To join the LVAL email alert list, send an email to eMailAlerts@lvapwu.orgInclude your name, office and email address.

 

ALLENTOWN
OFFICE
MOVING?
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  The USPS has announced plans to "relocate" the Allentown Main Post Office.  The Office, currently located at 442 W. Hamilton St. has occupied this space since the construction of the building in 1933.  Although not recognized as a National Historical Site, the building is protected by the National Historic Preservation Act.

According to a press release, the USPS is proposing to relocate the post office to a new site "in the immediate area of the existing Post Office" though no specifics were given.

There will be an Allentown City Council meeting at 6pm on March 28th to discuss the proposal.  Following the meeting there will be a 30 day period for people to submit comments.

 

COLA INCREASE

In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. 

The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018 (Pay Period 06-2018), and will total $520.00 per year. The COLAs are in addition to general wage increases. This is the sixth cost-of-living increase under the 2015-2018 contract. The COLAs received so far during the 2015-2018 CBA will total $1,144 per year.

Postal Support Employees (PSEs) do not receive cost-of-living increases, but will receive a total of five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract. On Nov. 25, 2017, PSEs received a pay increase of 2.3 percent and will receive another 21-cent raise on May 26, 2018.

 

SIGN UP FOR eMAIL ALERTS

The Local is building an eMail Alert list which will be used in concert with our Twitter and Facebook pages to keep members informed of important happenings, meeting reminders, and calls to action.  This email list will not be used to flood your mailbox with messages.  It will be reserved for important announcements.  We will not share your email information with any other group or company.

 

To join the LVAL email alert list, send an email to eMailAlerts@lvapwu.org.  Include your name, office and email address.

 

BOYCOTT THE 'SHAKER' SURVEY

The USPS has announced plans to conduct employee surveys to evaluate more than 50 different clerk craft duty assignments.  Management claims this is being done to improve efficiency and ensure job descriptions match the duties of the assignment.

 

The APWU does not believe this for a second.  The Unions and employees have been burned before by employee surveys and USPS promises not to use the results to impact jobs.  We explore this in a bulletin board posting.

 

The Lehigh Valley Area Local will be conducting a contest as part of our "Say 'No' to Surveys" campaign.  Anyone who brings their survey to the union office for "proper handling" will be entered into a drawing.  Drawings will be held several times throughout the year.  Associate Office clerks can send a email to surveys@lvapwu.org including your name, office and date you trashed your survey.

 

We'd like to see people get creative with their survey handling.  Send a photo / video to the email address above showing the appropriate filing of your survey and we will post them on our website / facebook page.  Have some fun, but keep it clean(!) and be safe. 

 

2018 MEETING DATES!

The tentative dates for the 2018 General Membership Meetings are as follows

January 7th May 6th
February 4th September 9th
April 8th November 4th
Dates subject to change
 

IMPORTANT DATES!

Penalty overtime exclusion period...Health Plan deadlines...A/L Exchange... 

December is filled with important dates you don't want to miss.

 

Check out our Important Dates poster to make sure you don't miss a deadline!

PS Form
3971
New Form Added: 

We have added a digital copy of PS Form 3971 (Request for or Notification of Absence) to our website.  The PS 3971 is located on our FORMS page which can be accessed using the menu above. Or you can det a copy HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
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