In March 2015, the court recently granted the National APWU motion to dismiss Local 7011 complaint. Local 7011 is not pursuing further legal action. We reached out to arrange a transfer of funds from Local 7011 to Chicago Local 0001, there is $94,819.00 in the primary Chase Bank account and in addition, the State of Illinois is holding an additional $1,853.01 which Local 0001 is also entitled. The current president has made the process of transferring the funds difficult by refusing to cooperate and will be pursuing an attorney to handle his affairs. I asked Saunders Jones who is the second signature on the account to be a liaison to help this process move forward. If the current president and secretary treasurer continue to be uncooperative a complaint will be file and all funds will be handled though the Department of Labor. All funds are scheduled to be transferred from Local 7011 to Local 0001 on June 8, 2015 in hopes that all goes well. Read more @ Recent Posts (Do you know the financial status of your local?)
STAND UP, BE INFORMED, GET INVOLVED
Hello sisters and brothers it’s always a pleasure to serve you and speak with you. This site is to provide communication for you the membership.
The best way to keep our members informed is through newsletters or a website. But to stop informing and educating our members is foolish. You pay dues and have a right to know what’s going on; we need to remind each other that we are in this together. Members are the life line of the union and the union strength depends on the loyalty of its members.
One of the biggest challenges for unions is maintaining loyal membership. A common denominator in maintaining a loyal membership is communication. However; communication involves a lot more than passing down information from union officials to members. In order to keep people motivated and interested they must be included.
This means you must be a part of what’s going on, be included in the group and not be made to feel like an outsider. The union is always working to protect your rights. We will use every opportunity to include the membership in a newsletter, “Members Speak Out” a column that randomly selects members and ask for their opinions on various issues.
In these uncertain times for the postal service, it’s more important than ever to communicate with all of our members. Union meetings unfortunately are not always the best answer because scheduled meetings are not always convenient for member’s schedules. It is our responsibility to investigate unfair practices and help protect membership rights in the workplace. Members should be able to work in a fair, safe, and professional environment.
With your involvement we can accomplish this task and secure a future for the next generation of postal workers.