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APWU Web News Article 105-2016

Don’t Forget: 24th Annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive is May 14

05/11/2016 - The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

An Action-Packed Year

02/01/2016 -


Members of the Dallas [TX] Area Local at the
May 14 National Day of Action.

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Frederick Douglas, the renowned anti-slavery leader, declared, “Without struggle there can be no progress.”

Certainly during 2015 we engaged in lots of needed struggle in the fight for workers’ rights and in defense of our wonderful national treasure, the public Postal Service. And, indeed, we have made some real progress.

APWU Lends a Hand to Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

07/01/2015 -


APWU members in Upland, CA, with bags of collected food.

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 23rd Annual Food Drive was held on May 9. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, customers are asked to put non-perishable food donations in a sturdy bag near their mailbox, which Letter Carriers collect as they deliver the mail.

To help the cause, the APWU purchased some of the sturdy bags that were distributed to customers in Las Vegas and Upland, CA.

APWU Web News Article 125-2015

Postal Unions Object to Administration Proposal to Reduce Compensation to Injured Workers

06/16/2015 - In a June 15 letter, the presidents of the four postal unions asked the Department of Labor (DOL) and the White House to withdraw a proposal that would reduce compensation benefits to injured workers and urged the administration instead to work with federal employee unions and their allies in Congress to “fashion sensible reform” of the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).

APWU Web News Article 123-2015

Postal Unions Oppose Fast Track

06/11/2015 - In a joint letter to members of the House of Representatives, the presidents of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and APWU expressed opposition to the “Fast Track” trade bill pending before the Congress. Voting on the measure is expected to take place on Friday, June 12.

The June 10 letter says, “We have urged you to end the undemocratic practice of voting on Trade Promotion Authority before the trade and investment agreements negotiated in secret by our government and its trading partners are made public.  Such authority guarantees enactment of these agreements before their flaws can be democratically debated and amended.” 

APWU Web News Article 121-2015

Postal Unions Ask President To Designate July 26 ‘Postal Heritage Day’

06/09/2015 - The four postal unions have asked the White House to issue a Presidential Proclamation designating July 26, the agency’s 240th birthday, “Postal Heritage Day.”

The Postal Service was established on July 26, 1775, when an act of the Second Continental Congress created the United States Post Office Department, and named Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General.

“The USPS is the governmental agency which most interacts with the American people. Postal employees have repeatedly been recognized as the government employees most trusted by the citizens of our great country,” a June 5 letter to President Barack Obama says.

APWU Web News Article 165-2014

Postal Union Unity

09/08/2014 - Members of the APWU, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union marched side-by-side in Philadelphia’s Labor Day Parade, Sept. 1.

APWU Web News Article 111-2008

‘Stakeholders’ Urge Congress To Give USPS Legislative Relief

11/20/2008 - The APWU is part of a group of 50 postal unions, management associations, and mailers that has asked Congress to help the agency during the current nationwide financial difficulties by giving legislative relief to its retiree health-insurance liability.

In a Nov. 17 letter  to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the group said that the “$900 billion mailing industry, millions of jobs, continued efficient universal postal services, and the long-term survival of the Postal Service are at stake.” 

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