06/29/2012 - The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has denied the APWU's request [PDF] for an emergency order to stop the Postal Service from implementing its latest plan to consolidate the mail processing network and reduce service standards until after the commission rules on the union’s underlying June 12 complaint.
News: Protecting Service
Modified' Consolidation Plan Is More of the Same
05/17/2012 - USPS management announced on May 17 that it would begin implementing a “modified” consolidation plan immediately, but the "new" plan employs the same essential strategy as the old plan: Impose drastic cuts to service and the mail processing network, and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs.
APWU Urges House:
05/10/2012 - As the May 15 expiration of a moratorium on the closure of post offices and mail processing facilities approaches, the APWU is urging the House of Representatives to address postal reform immediately, and to use the Senate bill as a starting point.
APWU Members Must Let Senators Know Where We Stand
04/20/2012 - The Senate will debate the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S. 1789) beginning on Monday, April 23, with voting set to begin on Tuesday, April 24, as a result of an agreement by Senate leaders.
Use This Time to Advocate Union’s Position, APWU Says
03/27/2012 - The Senate is expected to vote on postal legislation in mid-April, following a congressional recess, APWU Legislative and Political Director Myke Reid has reported.
USPS Market Research on Consolidations:
03/22/2012 - In testimony before the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on March 21, a USPS witness made a startling admission: The Postal Service’s initial research on the network consolidation plan indicated that it could result in revenue losses of $5.3 billion, with net revenue losses as high as $1.9 billion.
A Stunning Admission:
03/13/2012 - In response to a motion filed by the APWU, the Postal Service admitted March 9 that it has not considered the combined effect of several of its major proposals.
Of 264 facilities studied for closure, 223 were approved for consolidation. Six are still being studied. Only 35 consolidations were disapproved — at this time.
02/23/2012 - The Postal Service’s announcement on Feb. 23 that it has approved 223 mail processing plants for consolidation leaves union members just one option, APWU President Cliff Guffey said: We must continue the fight!“That means getting Congress to act now to Save America’s Postal Service,” he said.
USPS Notifies Employees of Consolidations
02/22/2012 - (Updated Feb. 23, 2012) As the Postal Service notifies employees whether their mail processing plants will be consolidated beginning in mid-May, the APWU is fighting back.