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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) awarded the $6 billion contract for the next generation of postal vehicles to Oshkosh Defense, a company with a reputation for tough military trucks built with union labor with just a small number of electric vehicles on order.

But instead of using this opportunity to expand quality jobs under a decades-old union contract, the company plans to refurbish a vacant warehouse in another state and build these vehicles without a commitment to union wages or representation.

Let’s Build Back Better and put letter carriers in union-made vehicles that are good for the planet. Add your name and sign the petition if you agree.

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Understanding the importance of initiation fees and dues is one of the building blocks for a united union. Beginning with the initiation fee, the fee that each new member pays, is very instrumental to our union growing stronger into the future. Each member pays a $10.00 initiation fee when they first join and half of this goes to the new member orientation fund that helps purchase the UAW member information kits that allow our newest members to hit the ground running.

In 1972, an employee who was a member of the Retail Clerks Union was accused by her employee, J. Weingarten, Inc., of not paying for some merchandise.  When the employer approached her to question her about the merchandise, she asked for a union representative to assist her.  The employer refused and kept questioning.  In the process of the questioning, it developed that the employee was not guilty of the conduct which the employer was accusing her of – but the employee made other statements about conduct which she thought was an accepted practice by most employees.  When Weingarten, Inc.