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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.” 

APWU Web News Article 69-2008

Burrus Addresses Letter Carriers Convention

07/24/2008 - In a historic moment for the two major postal unions, APWU President William Burrus delivered a speech at the biennial convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers. 

It was the first time that the top leader of either union had spoken at a national gathering of the other organization, and Burrus said it was symbolic of the need for solidarity among those whose livelihood depends on the Postal Service. 

APWU Web News Article 11-2008

Union Presidents, USPS Officials Discuss Postal Service’s Future

Video to be Shown in Facilities Beginning Next Week

02/06/2008 - The Postal Service will broadcast a video in every postal facility beginning the week of Feb. 11, featuring a discussion with the presidents of the four craft unions. The conversation, moderated by Anthony J. Vegliante, USPS executive vice president and chief human resources officer, included APWU President William Burrus, National Association of Letter Carriers President Bill Young, National Rural Letter Carriers Association President Donnie Pitts, and National Postal Mail Handlers Union President John Haggerty. Discussion focused on the future of the Postal Service, the role of employees, and the importance of providing high-quality service.

The video will be shown first in plants, and later in other postal facilities. 

APWU Web News Article 08-2008

APWU, NALC Sue USPS and Inspector General Over Invasion of Medical-Records Privacy

01/22/2008 - The American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers have filed suit against the Postal Service and the Office of Inspector General for systematic and widespread intrusions into the medical records of postal employees.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Jan. 17, asserts that, beginning in 2006, the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) began surreptitiously seeking and obtaining the medical records of postal workers directly from doctors and hospitals that had provided medical services to postal employees.

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