Plant Closures & Service Cuts

The latest news on USPS plant consolidations and post office service cuts.

Plant Closures & Service Cuts

The latest news on USPS plant consolidations and post office service cuts.

Postal Reform Legislation

APWU is on the front lines of the legislative battle to preserve the Postal Service as a public service for the American People.

'Stop Staples!'

News about the union’s campaign to stop the privatization of postal retail operations at Staples stores.

Safe Jobs

A safe workplace must be the right of every worker!  

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Latest News

APWU Web News Article 8-2017

Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/15/2017 - On Jan. 16, the APWU will join the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a  dedicated champion for the civil rights and labor movements. Dr. King’s actions still resonate in the hearts of labor and civil rights activists today.   

The APWU encourages all members and supporters to participate in their local Martin Luther King Day march, volunteer opportunities, and other events. Click here to find an event near you. 

APWU Web News Article 8-2016

The Real Story about the USPS's finance

Letter to the Editor of "The Hill" by President Dimondstein

01/10/2017 - Reprint of The Hill Letter to the Editor:

From Mark Dimondstein, President of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Vice President of the AFL-CIO

The hatchet job on the public Postal Service from columnist Brian McNicoll (“Post Office Loses Another $5.1 Billion….” The Hill, Dec. 20, 2016) borders on fake news.

The claim that the USPS lost over $5 billion in the last fiscal year buries the truth...

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Current Issues

Contract Campaign / Negotiations 2015

The APWU is in the midst of a major battle: The fight to win a good contract for our members, while we fight for a vibrant, public Postal Service for the people of the country. 

Updated 11/02/2016

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

More than 70 national organizations have joined forces with APWU to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.  
 

Updated 01/09/2017

Fighting Consolidation

USPS efforts to cut the nation’s mail processing network persists, but the union is fighting back.

Updated 01/01/2017

Fighting Privatization

Privatizers on Wall Street and in Congress are eager to defund and dismantle the Postal Service so they can turn over the profitable pieces to their cronies in private industry, undermining universal service to the American people.

Updated 01/10/2017

Post Office Closures

Across the country, the people are fighting back against the closure of post offices and shorter hours of operation, which weaken service and threaten the future of our beloved national treasure.

Updated 07/01/2015

Postal Banking

The USPS is well positioned to provide basic financial services to those whose needs are unmet by the traditional financial sector.

Updated 01/09/2017

Postal Legislation

Legislation that preserves the USPS as a public service for the American people is an over-arching goal of the APWU.

Updated 01/03/2017

Stop Delaying America's Mail!

Postal workers and customers across the country have a message for the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America's Mail! 

Updated 01/09/2017

Stop Staples!

The APWU is fighting to stop a shady deal between the USPS and Staples, which jeopardizes mail service and local post offices – along with thousands of living-wage jobs.

Updated 01/13/2017