10/06/2017 - When disaster strikes, workers can be counted on to show up and help out in times of need. When the call came in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation, it was no different – our union family stepped up to support our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico.
09/15/2017 - Recovery had only just begun from Hurricane Harvey when Hurricane Irma delivered a second punch, leaving in its trail devastation that affects postal workers in the Caribbean, Florida and many parts of the south. It will be a long road to recovery for her victims.
08/29/2017 - Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially our fellow APWU members.
In solidarity, all APWU members are encouraged to continue to donate to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF). PERF provides relief grants to assist qualifying active and retired postal employees impacted by natural disasters, to help re-establish residence and replenish necessities in the aftermath of a devastating loss.
07/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
By Human Relations Director Sue Carney
Your Participation Matters. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest and most successful annual, workplace charity campaign in the world. CFC donations made by postal workers, federal public servants and military men and women help millions of Americans and others around the world.
09/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest and most successful workplace charity drive, raising millions of dollars each year – more than $7 billion since its inception. The CFC gives postal and federal employees the opportunity each year to make tax-deductible donations to one or several of their favorite charities through payroll deduction.
Pledges made during the fundraising season (Sept. 1 to Dec.15) support an estimated 22,000 eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout our nation and the world. Postal employees must be granted time to participate on-the-clock during the campaign season within a six-week period designated for their area.
Help For Colorado Flood Victims
09/23/2013 - Postal workers who suffered property losses due to the recent flooding in Colorado may be eligible for financial assistance through the Postal Relief Fund (PERF).
Sixty-five USPS workers suffered damage to their homes as a result of the flooding, which inundated parts of nine counties, reports APWU Human Relations Department Director Sue Carney.
Postal employees and retirees whose homes were completely destroyed or who anticipate being displaced from their primary residence for an extended period of time due to significant flooding damage are eligible to receive disaster assistance grants from PERF.
Thanks to changes recently implemented by the PERF Executive Committee, disaster assistance grants are available immediately, when aid is needed the most. Applicants no longer have to wait for federal relief agencies and insurance companies to adjudicate claims before they are able to receive a PERF grant to help them procure a new residence, purchase new clothes and other necessities.
The committee also streamlined the application process by creating a new application, requiring less documentation and allowing employees up to 120 days to apply.
PERF Needs Your Support
“In the past year Hurricane Sandy, the Moore, OK tornados, the Canyon wildfires, and the Colorado floods have placed enormous burdens on PERF,” Carney noted. “Our brothers and sisters have suffered unimaginable losses from these tragic events,” she said, “and I encourage APWU members, along with our local and state organizations to give to PERF.”
11/28/2012 - The APWU is attempting to identify union members who are suffering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated hundreds of communities in the northeast and killed more than 100 people. Leonard Montalto, an officer of the Staten Island Local APWU, lost his life in the storm.
Special Collection for Hurricane Sandy Victims
11/15/2012 - Damages caused by Hurricane Sandy have created severe hardships for workers in several Northeastern states — including many postal workers.
11/01/2012 - APWU-represented postal employees will receive an increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 17 — the first in three years.
ALSO: President Cliff Guffey is asking APWU members to contribute to relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The colossal storm devastated communities along the East Coast and took the lives of more than 70 people, including Leonard Montalto, an officer of the Staten Island Local APWU.
05/03/2011 - In the wake of the deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. history, APWU members are encouraged to contribute to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF) to provide assistance to those impacted by the storms.