American Postal Workers Union
Springfield Mass Area Local 497
Member AFL-CIO

Springfield Area Local
497

Rifle September 2018

Rifle August 2018

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In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per year.

The COLAs are in addition to general wage increases.

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From the first paragraph
of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970
"The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by Act of Congress, and supported by the people. The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities. The costs of establishing and maintaining the Postal Service shall not be apportioned to impair the overall value of such service to the people."

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Membership Meeting
Schedule 2018

November 15

6:30 pm

1124 Berkshire Ave.
Springfield Mass.

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To Arrange For Special Services
413 543-1146

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For BMC/PDC

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2016-2018
Local Memorandum
of Understanding
between the
APWU Local #497
and
USPS Springfield Mass.

LMOU 2016-2018

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