02/17/2012 - The Postal Service’s latest five-year plan, which it announced with great fanfare on Feb. 16, is “a warmed-over menu of proposals that are doomed to fail,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey.
News: Protecting Service
02/15/2012 - In a meeting with the APWU on Feb. 13, postal officials notified the APWU that they plan to begin consolidating mail processing facilities as soon as the moratorium on consolidations ends. The moratorium is set to expire on May 15.
02/15/2012 - Twenty-seven senators have signed a letter to the sponsors of the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S.1789) asking them to approve amendments to the legislation that the APWU supports.
02/14/2012 - More than 100 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe asking him to place a moratorium on plans to consolidate thousands of post offices “until the USPS resolves the numerous problems” identified by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in a Dec. 23, 2011, advisory opinion.
02/06/2012 - Postal reform is a hot topic in Congress as the Senate prepares to vote on the 21st Century Postal Service Act, and APWU President Cliff Guffey is urging union members to contact their senators and let them know: Senate bill 1789 is unacceptable in its current form.
APWU Members Must Take Action NOW!
01/27/2012 - The APWU has learned that the Senate will consider postal legislation very soon, and President Cliff Guffey is asking union members to contact their senators immediately and tell them that the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S. 1789) is unacceptable in its current form.
12/30/2011 - Postal Service plans to close a many as 3,600 retail facilities is based on questionable data, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) recently concluded.
Degrading Mail Service Will Hurt, Not Help, USPS
12/05/2011 - “The Postal Service plan will hasten the demise of the USPS,” APWU President Cliff Guffey said in response to the agency’s announcement that it would seek an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on plans to eliminate next-day delivery of first-class mail and periodicals.
11/21/2011 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently introduced the Postal Service Protection Act (S. 1853), a bill that would go a long way toward resolving the USPS financial crisis, Legislative and Political Director Myke Reid reports.
10/28/2011 - President Guffey is asking APWU members to collect signatures on a petition [PDF] to Congress urging senators and representatives to oppose plans to close post offices, shutter mail processing facilities, and drastically degrade service to the American people.