Local 164 Election Schedule

 

2/24/14 Monday @ Noon - Opening of the acceptance letters.
2/26/14 Wednesday @ 10:30am - Inspection of proof of ballots.
2/28/14 Friday @ 10:30am - Stuff envelopes/mail ballots.
3/10/14 Monday @ 4pm - duplicate mailing.
3/29/14 Saturday @ 10:30am - counting of ballots.
3/29/14 Saturday @ 7pm - announcement of elected officers.

 

 

National Constitution and ByLaws of the American Postal Workers Union - AFL-CIO

 

National Constitution (Click Here) - PDF File

 

 

Free Life Insurance For Members

 

As a member of APWU Local 164 you are provided – at NO COST – a $3,000  Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit  through American Income Life Insurance Company, a 100% Union Label Company that has been servicing working families for more than 50 years. This benefit provides coverage to all members.
Additional NO-COST benefits provided through American Income Life (AIL) to APWU Local 164 members include:

  • American Income Partners – A health services discount program that provides discounts at point-of-service on prescriptions, vision care, chiropractic therapy and hearing aids. (Optional discount dental available).

 

  • Child Safe Kit– Endorsed by International Union of Police Associations, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of School Administrators, this kit provides parents with the tools they need to gather vital information for use by authorities, if needed, to search for a missing child.
  • Family Information Guide – When emergencies occur, families can avoid confusion and additional stress by having all of their critical information organized in one place. This document helps families catalog important information such as beneficiaries, estate data, professional contacts and health records.

 

Official notice about these benefits has been mailed to all APWU Local 164 members. Those who return the reply card will be contacted by an AIL representative to arrange a convenient time to deliver the benefits. Additional supplemental insurance coverage is also available to APWU Local 164 members through American Income Life and is provided in the spirit of “Be Union ~ Buy Union.”

For more information, contact Anna Guido Rohrer, AIL Public Relations, at aguido-rohrer@ailife.com

 

 


Congress has a Constitutional Duty to Preserve and Promote the Post Office

 

John Nichols
March 22, 2013
The Nation
 

Congress has backed a continuing resolution that pushes back against the current push to end Saturday delivery. But this “fix” is only temporary. And there are more threats on the horizon.The founding document is clear. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 gives Congress the power and the responsibility: “To establish Post Offices and post Roads.”

 

No member of Congress who takes seriously their oath sworn to uphold the Constitution can neglect the duty to preserve the United States Postal Service.

 

The founding document is clear. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 gives Congress the power and the responsibility: “To establish Post Offices and post Roads.”

 

To say that Congress has shirked its duty in recent years would be an understatement of colossal proportions. The Republican-controlled House and Senate, working with former President George W. Bush, manufactured a crisis for the postal service in 2006, when they required the USPS to prefund its future healthcare benefit payments to retirees for the next seventy-five years. That’s something no major corporation could or would do, as it required the service to divert more than $5 billion annually to prepay the health benefits of retirees who have not yet been hired.

 

The absurdity of the circumstance created by those requirements, as well as the absurdity of the restrictions that remain on the ability of the USPS to compete, must be addressed by Congress.

 

Congress has backed a continuing resolution that pushes back against the current push to end Saturday delivery, potentially staving off what the National Association of Letter Carriers describes as “a disastrous idea that would have a profoundly negative effect on the Postal Service and on millions of customers.” But this “fix” is only temporary. And there are more threats on the horizon. Proposals have been floated to close thousands of post offices, especially in rural areas. Postal sorting centers are being closed. Plans have been advanced to slash the workforce and to dramatically downsize the USPS.

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T-shirts are $20 each. Download your WORD Document order form HERE. Make checks payable to "Greater Cincinnati Area APWU". Be sure to include your name, date, quantity, and size(s) on your order form.

 

 

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