Knowledgeable Representative Team

                        Knowledgeable Representatives 

                                Building For the Future – Today

Building the APWU Chicago Local Union, next generation of stewards and representatives can’t wait.  The Chicago Postal Service new style of management is ignoring your rights and the contract.

What we need is new representation, I’m not talking about the USPS ban of employee’s representation which is a shame and we all know it. We need to elect Knowledgeable Representatives who can sit down with management and bargain for what is important to the workers.

New opportunities lie ahead for APWU Chicago members.  A Knowledgeable Representative Team, will ensure that we have a skilled workforce of stewards who continues to fight for labor rights that deliver the advantage that protect our members, our families and our democracy.

We know what works and we know what doesn’t. Join us in strengthening the APWU Chicago Local Union and VOTE for the Knowledgeable Representatives Team.

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Election Time For Chicago Local Union

Guess who coming out of the woodworks? The local union officers running for re-election!

Who you don’t see, who you don’t hear from and who also tell you that management have the right to violate your rights.

Now you have an incompetent union president,  who’s on Facebook all way saying LOOK AT ME.?  This is what union dues is paying for Stupidity.

The incompetent leadership has demonstrated all of the above for the past 3 years.  I have been nominated to run for president of the Chicago Local Union, I accept this challenge. 

They have lied about me; to the membership and will continue to lie and smile in your face asking for your vote.

You will have to decide for yourself. The Incompetent or Knowledgeable Representative for the Chicago Local Union.

 

Coming soon The Knowledgeable Representative Team 

 

 

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DONALD for PRESIDENT

                              NEWS FLASH

We Should Not Elect 20 Years Of The Same, Incompetent People To Run Our Local Union.

Vote Donald Greer for Chicago Local President

  1. Professional Leadership
  2. Knowledgeable Representation
  3. Develop Strong Representatives, That Know How To Manage Management.

 

 

      Vote April 5 thru April 27th, 2020

“Put Ballot in the Mail Not On the Kitchen Table”

     STAND UP, BE INFORMED, GET INVOLVED 

                                    VOTE ! 

                         

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Chicago Local Union Election 2020

Hello brothers and sisters,

We the membership should not re-elect officers who fail to keep us informed and who:

  • Misappropriate union funds.
  • Do not show transparency.
  • Failed to represent all members.
  • Continue to lie on (Donald Greer) and other trustworthy members.
  • Deceive the membership
  • Demonstrate incompetency

 

The Chicago Local President and Secretary Treasurer and all the other representative have been reported to the Department of Labor. They have not been willing to show bank statements.

Beware of the free lunch, these individuals should be indicted.

 

      Vote April 5 thru April 27th, 2020

 

   

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News Flash

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2015 Annual Union Dues Report

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2015 annual report

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New Pay Rates Under The New APWU-USPS Contract

Payment of Retroactive Pay Increases

May 13, 2020

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EMPLOYEES COVERED BY THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT

Retroactive payments for the pay increases under the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, have been scheduled for pay period 18-2020, paycheck dated September 4, 2020 – barring any issues or unexpected systems changes.

Employees began receiving pay at the current rates in pay period 09-2020, effective April 11, 2020.  Retro payments for the National Agreement will cover the period from November 24, 2018 through April 10, 2020.

Under the terms of the 2018-2020 National Agreement, employees will receive four retroactive pay increases:

  • 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (2.3% for PSEs);
  • $624 or $0.30/hour COLA retroactive to August 31, 2019 for career employees;
  • 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (2.1% for PSEs);
  • $166 or $0.08/hour COLA retroactive to February 29, 2020 for career employees.
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APWU New Contract Agreement With USPS


Arbitration Award Announced! Read more ›

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What’s Up with Chicago Local Union Dues???

Hello brothers and sisters,

It’s always a pleasure to keep the members informed in hopes that you will get involved. During my regular attendance at the monthly union meetings, I’ve come to learn that the union is spending more money than what’s coming in.

The Chicago Local Union, president and secretary treasure has been operating without a budget since taking office, in turn the union dues are not being managed properly. Recently there has been allegations regarding personal use of some of the money such as purchasing food for  executive board meetings and taking out a loan. In September 2015 the secretary treasure took out a $20,000 loan an failed to mention it in the general membership meetings. In 2016 the president and the secretary treasure took out another loan in the amount of $350,000 without the approval of the executive board and it has never been mentioned at the general membership meetings.

I also learned while attending a union meeting that in order to become a Stewart you have to take a class, pass a test and be considered. According to the Chicago Constitution and Bylaws you only have to be a member in good standards to qualify for any position including stewards. The president and secretary treasure are operating outside of the union constitution and bylaws; they are deceiving the membership by not being transparent, partaking in reckless spending while using union headquarters as collateral.

The member are responsible for paying a debt they know nothing about, so I ask you…….

Are your dues working for you?

Do you know how your dues are being spent?

Stand up, be informed and get involved.

 

 

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Do you know the financial status of your local ?

Greetings my brothers and sisters,

It’s always a pleasure  to keep you informed in hopes that you will get involved.  Brothers and sisters our local (Chicago Local) is in a financial crises. I have been attending the General membership meetings monthly; I have learned that our Secretary Treasure has been operating without a budget and has not been following the Chicago Local Constitution and By-Laws. Under Article 5 Section 1.  State the Secretary Treasure prepare a written report of all actives, attendance, issues, vote count by officers of each Executive Board meetings and present to membership at next general membership meeting.  The officers failed to follow this article.

The Chicago Local had an outstanding debt in the amount of $284,910.00 owed to 35 creditors.  The sale of the previous property was sold on October 17, 2014 for $1.5 million dollars and over $96,000 was transferred over from the O’Hare Midway T Local to pay off the above and future debts. There was the purchase of a vacant building at 4217 south Halsted, Chicago Illinois 60609  In 2015 and the Executive Board hired a project manager to handle the renovation of the old Teamsters Union Hall.  The members have the right to know the cost of the building and renovation.

As of March, 2015 it was stated that our local had a balance of $658,295 dollars.  As of November, 2015 the general account showed a balance of $24,292 dollars.  In theses challenging times member involvement is necessary in order to hold our union staff accountable and move forward with integrity.

 

Poor Representation

United States Postal Service workers are seeing the high wages chipped away and many are concerned about outsourcing.  Currently the representation of our local is being questioned, membership dues are diminishing and there are complaints of a lack of direction and transparency.  Until next time Stand up, Be Informed and Get Involved. 

 

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