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2019 APWU CALIFORNIA STATE CONVENTION

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SAN DIEGO CA AREA LOCAL #197

WHAT A GREAT AND MEMORABLE STATE CONVENTION FOR 2019! WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK TOM WOOD AND SAN DIEGO AREA LOCAL #197 FOR HOSTING THIS YEAR.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THIS GREAT UNION, MARK DIMONDSTEIN, AND VICE PRESIDENT DEBBIE SZEREDY FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COME TO OUR CONVENTION AND SPEAK TO OUR DELIGATES. THANKS TO VANCE ZIMMERMAN OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FOR LETTING THE DELEGATES KNOW ON THE LATEST OF THE CONTRACTS NEGOTIATIONS. THANK YOU TO OUR WESTERN REGINONAL COORDINATOR OMAR GONZALEZ FOR TEACHING THE LMOU TRAINING COURSE AND THE FAIR REPRESENTATION UNDER THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION - NLRB CLASS. A SPECIAL THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO ALL NATIONAL OFFICERS FROM THE CLERK CRAFT, MAINTENANCE CRAFT AND MOTOR VEHICLE CRAFT WHO TOOK TIME TO SPEAK TO OUR DELEGATES AND ENCOURAGE US TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR OUR CAUSE. AND HOW CAN WE HAVE A GREAT CONVENTION WITHOUT OUR NBAs FROM THE CLERK CRAFT, MAINTENANCE CRAFT AND MOTOR VEHICLE CRAFT, WHO TAUGHT CLASSES AND PROVIDED VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR US TO PASS ALONG TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT HOME. APPRECIATION TO OUR LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, BROTHER PHIL WARLICK, FOR HIS CLASS ON LEGISLATIVE BILLS THAT CONCERN APWU. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALAIN AND KENNY GATIGNOL AND THEIR TEAM AT APIS FOR HOSTING BREAKFAST AND HOSPITALITY AT THE CONVENTION. AND A GREAT JOB AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW STATE PRESIDENT GAARE DAVIS WHO DID AN EXEPTIONAL JOB, FIRST TIME AS PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA STATE APWU. 

PLEASE COME BACK SOON FOR A PHOTO GALLERY OF THE EVENTS WITH DESCRIPTIONS AND INFORMATION.

 

IN MEMORIAM OF A GREAT PRESIDENT

Truly A Good Man All The Way Around. Devoted Family Man. A Dedicated Unionist. He Gave All Of His Postal Career To The Service Of His Fellow Co-Workers. He Served As Pasadena Local President For Many Years.

And In Retirement, He Arose To The Occasion To Continue To Serve The Membership Of This Great Union As State President Of California And A Member Of SWCAL.

This Man, A Gentle Man, Was No Push Over When It Came To Standing Up For Working People And For Justice. He Had An Easy Going Style One Could Call Casual. But There Was No Mistake, That When It Came To Taking Care Of Business He Walked The Talk.

He Had A Genuine Smile And A Heartfelt Care For All That Crossed His Path. That Didn't Mean He Was Not A Passionate Man. His Ire Could Rise If He Felt A Wrong Had Been Committed And He Would Let It Be Known.

Everyone Who Knew Him Or Just Had a Chance To Meet Him Once, Has Had A Taste Of His Unique Humor And Profound Sense Of Brotherhood. He Will Be Forever Missed And Ever In Our Hearts. He Is Our Beloved Leader, Brother, Partner, Confidant, And Friend.

MIKE EVANS

1953 - 2019

Happy New Years from the California State Postal Workers Union

Heres the link to the current PPW Jan 2019 edition:

/PWW%20%20%20January%202019%20Edition.pdf

What's New at APWU State Org.
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OWCP by Zedie e. Ramage Jr
President's Report

Recently we have had four (4) cases of on the job injured workers, denied OWCP because of inadequate medical and are now scheduled for OWCP hearings.

The common denominator for all four cases is the FACT that they went to the wrong doctor.

The Postal Service Contract Doctors do NOT write comprehensive medical reports. For the most part, the VA does NOT write comprehensive medical reports. For the most part, Kaiser Permanente does NOT write comprehensive medical reports. Your family doctor may not take Federal Worker's Compensation Cases. Some doctors do not write medical reports. Your best bet is to have a Board Certified Specialist that knows how and will write a comprehensive medical report.

When an OWCP case is denied you are given appeal rights to a hearing. Your hearing is usually scheduled 7 to 8 months later. After the hearing, a decision is rendered in 90 days. You are looking at a year before you have your OWCP case approved. This means that you have gone a year with NO PAY CHECK. This means that you have Lost Your Federal Medical Health Insurance. Since you have been in a Leave Without Pay for over a year. This means that the Postal Doctor will not see you anymore, since you have no insurance. This means that the Postal Service is sending you a "Letter of Demand" for paying you 45 days Continuation of Pay (COP) because you do not have an accepted CP case.

If you are injured on the job and your supervisor tells you to go to the Postal Doctor tell the supervisor that you are going to a doctor of your choosing and that is your right under "LAW OF THE LAND".

Pursuant to 20 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 10.300 (d), an injured worker who sustains an on the job injury has "the RIGHT to his or her initial choice of physician". You do not have to use the Postal Service contract physicians.

The LAW OF THE LAND is clear that YOU have the RIGHT to choose your own doctor.

This being the case, there are still several injured workers that end up with the company doctor. WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?

If the injured workers had gone to the Board Certified Specialist originally, pay, insurance and treatment would have not stopped.

REMEMBER YOU ARE THE UNION

Yours in Union Solidarity,

Zedie E. Ramage Jr., President

Fresno Area Local APWU 

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