Newletter July - September 2014


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Frank A. Quan - Editor










Alexis Anderson Gave All


On October 31, 2013 Cincinnati PSE Alexis Anderson passed away in a tragic car accident. In her death, she gave life. Read more...



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


Bengals vs Steelers Raffle


The game is on December 7, 2014 at 1pm. The drawing will be on Sunday November 23 at 1pm at the Union meeting.

Raffle tickets are $10 each, with a limited number of tickets to be sold. Ask your steward for details.

Benefit for Ken Sevier


One of our MVS drivers and long time MVS Craft Director Kenny Sevier was in a motorcycle accident that resulted in the loss of his lower left leg.


A benefit for Kenny has been organized to help offset his loss of income while he is off from work for recovery.


The benefit is at the NALC Hall at 4100 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 on October 25th from 7pm to midnight. There will be music, drinks, snacks, and raffles. There is a $20 donation per ticket. For information, please call 513-522-1114.


Please show your love for Kenny by getting a ticket and/or donating money or items to be raffled!


Maintenance MS47 TL-5 & PSE Conversion MOU


The MS-47 TL-5 is accepted (as it was modified during negotiations). There are two MMOs on Team Cleaning and Housekeeping Inspections that go along with this. Included in the accepted version is:
·        APWU enforcement of the staffing results
·        The prohibition against disciplining custodians
·        The use of Team Cleaning specialists -- Utility; Restroom; Vacuum; Light Duty
·        The requirement to include all duties custodians perform
·        Revised performance standards based on the ISSA 540 standard
·        An automatic penalty for failing to perform the custodial work determined at the end of the fiscal year. (read more…).


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