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Dec. 29, 2006 (APWU Web News Article 87-06) | HTML

  • Day of Mourning To Be Observed Jan. 2

Dec. 28, 2006 (APWU Web News Article 86-06) | HTML

  • Postal Workers to Observe ‘Day of Mourning’
    For Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford

Dec. 28, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 16) HTML | PDF

  • VOTE On The Contract
  • Locals Encouraged to Get Out the Vote

Dec. 28, 2006 (APWU Web News Article 85-06) | HTML

  • If You Didn’t Get a Ballot…

Dec. 22, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol 36, No. 15) HTML | PDF

  • Rate Commission Assails USPS Consolidation Plan
  • Don't Neglect Your Ballot

Dec. 22, 2006 (Burrus Update #21-2006) | HTML

  • What Will You Do?

Dec. 15, 2006 (APWU Web News Article 84-06) | HTML

  • Non-Members to Receive Ballot Mailing

Dec. 15, 2006 (Burrus Update #20-06) | HTML

  • APWU Leads the Way in Bargaining

Dec. 14, 2006 (Burrus Update #19-06) | HTML

  • A Tip of the Hat to APWU Legislative Team

Dec. 12, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 14) HTML | PDF

  • APWU Members to Vote on Tentative 4-Year Agreement
  • Mailing Starts Dec. 18; Vote Count, Results on Jan. 9
  • If You Don’t Receive a Ballot
  • Statement of the Rank-and-File Committee

Dec. 11, 2006 (Burrus Update #18-06) | HTML

  • Congress Passes Flawed Postal ‘Reform’ Bill
    Burrus: Legislation Good for Major Mailers, Bad for Postal Workers

Dec. 8, 2006 (APWU Web News Article 83-06) | HTML

  • APWU to Conduct Teleconference on Tentative Agreement

Dec. 7, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 13) HTML | PDF

  • Rank-and-File Committee Approves Tentative Contract
    APWU Members to Vote on Proposed Agreement
    (12/08/06) Tentative Agreement Linked; Craft Items Posted

Dec. 7, 2006 (APWU Web News Article 82-06) | HTML

  • Rank-and-File Bargaining Committee
    Approves Tentative Contract Agreement
    Union Members to Vote on Ratification

Dec. 6, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #81-06) | HTML

  • APWU, USPS Reach Tentative Agreement
    Rank-and-File Bargaining Committee to Review Contract Proposal

Dec. 4, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #80-06) |HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    ‘Substantial Progress’ Made in Contract Talks

Dec. 1, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #79-06)| HTML

  • Headquarters Seeks Local Presidents’ E-Mail Addresses

Nov. 29, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #78-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    Talks Continue, But Union Instructs Lawyers to Prepare for Arbitration

Nov. 29, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #77-06) | HTML

  • OPM Opens Up Enrollment for Advanced Dental/Vision Benefits

Nov. 21, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #76-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    Contract Talks to Resume After Thanksgiving Weekend

Nov. 21, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #75-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    As Deadline Passes, Parties Agree to Continue Talks

Nov. 20, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #74-06) | HTML

  • APWU Wins Major Maintenance Arbitration Case

Nov. 19, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #73-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    Burrus: Contract Agreement 'Possible'

Nov. 17, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #72-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    Contract Deadline Looms

Nov. 17, 2006 (Burrus Update #17-06) | HTML

  • The Right Choice
    Election Results Show the AFL-CIO Made a Wise Decision

Nov. 15, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #71-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message
    Talks Continue at Discouraging Pace

Nov. 14, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #70-06) | HTML (members only)

  • Increase in PostalEASE Allotments
    Makes It Easier to Give to COPA

Nov. 13, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #69-06) | HTML

  • The New Congress:
    An Opportunity to Do Better for Workers

Nov. 13, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #68-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Hotline Message:
    Burrus: Little Progress Made on Union’s Priorities

Nov. 13, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #67-06) | HTML

  • Union Announces Negotiations Hotline

Nov. 9, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #66-06) | HTML

  • Union Headquarters Celebrates ‘Great Day for Democracy’

Nov. 9, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #65-06) | HTML

  • Portland APWU Rains on Potter’s Parade
    Maine Elected Officials Honor Union Picket

Nov. 6, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 12) HTML | PDF

  • Union Presents Economic Proposals;
    Burrus Assails ‘Lack of Progress’ in Talks

Nov. 3, 2006 (Burrus Update #16-06) | HTML

  • Contract Talks Take a Discouraging Turn

Nov. 1, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #64-06) | HTML

  • Union Urges Members: ‘Get Out the Vote!’

Oct. 30, 2006 (Burrus Update #15-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations 2006:
    APWU Presses for Improved Conditions

Oct. 26, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #63-06) | HTML

  • Thousands of Postal Workers Protest Ill-Conceived USPS Plans

Oct. 25, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #62-06) | HTML

  • APWU Locals Prepare for Nationwide Day of Picketing

Oct. 23, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #61-06) | HTML

  • OIG Report Criticizes Pasadena Consolidation

Oct. 20, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #60-06) | HTML

  • Victims Remembered, Workers Honored
    On Fifth Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks
    Moment of Silence to Be Observed at USPS Facilities Oct. 21

Oct. 19, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 11) HTML | PDF

  • 2007 APWU Health Plan
    Don’t Cut Corners On Your Health Coverage — Just Cut Costs

Oct. 18, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #59-06) | HTML

  • Contract Talks Update

Oct. 17, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #58-06) | HTML

  • Pat Davis-Weeks Appointed NBA

Oct. 10, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #57-06) | HTML

  • Sullivan Approved as Southern Region Coordinator

Oct. 5, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 10) HTML | PDF

  • Nationwide Solidarity Display Set for Oct. 26
    Day of Picketing to Expose Ill-Advised Consolidation Plans
  • National Contract Negotiations Update

Oct. 4, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #56-06) | HTML

  • Contract Negotiations Update

Oct. 3, 2006 (Burrus Update #14-06) | HTML

  • Congress Adjourns Without Passing Postal ‘Reform’
    Postal Workers Avoid a Legislative Disaster

Oct. 2, 2006 (Burrus Update #13-06) | HTML

  • Southern Regional Coordinator Resigns

Sept. 28, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #55-06) | HTML

  • Union Sets Oct. 26 for Nationwide Day of Picketing

Sept. 25, 2006 (Burrus Update #12-06) | HTML

  • Enough Is Enough!

Sept. 22, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #54-06) | HTML

  • Contract Negotiations Update

Sept. 21, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #53-06) | HTML

  • APWU Asks U.S. Lawmakers to Support
    Citizens’ Right to Be Heard on Consolidation

Sept. 14, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #52-06) | HTML

  • PRC Testimony:
    USPS Rate Proposal Shifts Costs
    From Major Mailers to Individual Customers

Sept. 8, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #51-06) | HTML

  • Negotiations Update

Sept. 7, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #50-06) | HTML

  • Postal Service Falls Short in Attempts
    To Get Public Input on Consolidation

Aug. 29, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 9) HTML | PDF

  • National Negotiations Begin
    Union Seeks 'Fair and Rewarding' Agreement

Aug. 28, 2006 (Burrus Update #11-06) HTML

  • The Union’s Role in Management, Mailer Issues

Aug. 23, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #49-06) HTML

  • Collective Bargaining Set to Begin Aug. 29

Aug. 21, 2006 (APWU Convention News Bulletin #5) HTML

  • Final Deliberations of the 2006 Convention

Aug. 18, 2006 (APWU Convention News Bulletin #4) HTML | PDF

  • Delegates Protest Consolidation
    Nationwide Deterioration in Service Spurs Rally at Post Office
  • Constitution Committee Wraps Up Work
  • Auxiliary Convention Puts Spotlight on Community Service
  • Tradition: Delegates Love a Parade
  • ABA's Top Officers Installed
  • Credentials Committee Report
  • Convention Approves National Day of Protest Against Consolidation

Aug. 17, 2006 (APWU Convention News Bulletin #3) HTML | PDF

  • Delegates Express Frustration
    Over Craft Jurisdictional Issues
  • Latest CPI Rise Will Yield $812 Annual Increase
  • POWER In Full Force
  • Seating Hard to Find at 'Search Seminar'
  • Delegates Debate Affiliations and More
  • Secretary-Treasurer Training Conference
  • NOT Made in the USA —
    'Eagles' Returned to Vendor
  • Head Host Hard at Work
  • Top Per Capita COPA Contributors
  • Unconventional Theater
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 16, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #48-06 | HTML

  • Latest CPI Rise Will Yield $812 Annual Increase

Aug. 16, 2006 (APWU 18th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #2) HTML | PDF

  • Delegates Debate,
    Approve Resolutions in Preparation for USPS Contract Talks
  • Jurisdictional Process Sparks Debate
  • APWU Friends Call for Increased Activism
  • Spotlighting Union Human Relations Activism
  • ‘COPA Patriots Night:’ Red, White, Blue — and Green
  • Top Per Capita COPA Contributors
  • Organizing Called Crucial to APWU Future
  • APWU Leadership Training Seminar
  • Workshop Registration
  • On Thursday, Wear ‘APWU Blue’
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 15, 2006 (APWU 18th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #1) HTML | PDF

  • Celebrate: ‘100 Years of Progress’
  • A Rousing Welcome From the AFL-CIO:
    Chavez-Thompson Urges
    Rededication to Fight for Working Families
  • Delegates to Protest Decline in Service
  • Finally: The Polo Shirt
  • Burrus: ‘A Century of Progress:’
    Highlights the State of the APWU
  • Craft Conferences Offer a Preview
  • Post-Convention Workshops
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 15, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #47-06) | HTML

  • APWU Convention Delegates to Protest Decline in Service

Aug. 12, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #46-06) | HTML

  • APWU, USPS Reach Agreement on Transfer Opportunities

Aug. 4, 2006 (Burrus Update #10-06) | HTML

  • Fraudulent Document Circulated

Aug. 4, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #45-06) | HTML

  • Union, Management Agree to Restore Retirement Counseling

Aug. 2, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #44-06) | HTML

  • Postal Service Drops Plans to Consolidate Illinois Facility

July 31, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #43-06) | HTML

  • USPS Lists 139 Facilities as ‘Potential Candidates’ for Consolidation

July 26, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 8) HTML | PDF

  • Union Launches Ad Campaign to Combat Consolidation
  • APWU Firm in Opposition to Employee-Opinion Surveys

July 19, 2006 (Burrus Update #09-06) | HTML

  • Anti-Labor Provisions Threaten Postal ‘Reform’

July 14, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #42-06) | HTML

  • APWU Joins Workers’ Rights Demonstration at NLRB Headquarters

July 11, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #41-06) | HTML

  • Constitution Committee Begins Reviewing Convention Resolutions

July 10, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin #07-2006) HTML | PDF

  • Union President Condemns USPS Plans to Privatize AMCs

June 29, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #40-06) | HTML

  • Burrus Outlines Union’s Contract Goals
    For Rank and File Bargaining Committee

June 28, 2006 (Burrus Update #08-06) | HTML

  • Victory Elusive in Postal ‘Reform’

June 26, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #39-06) | HTML

  • PERF Eligibility Criteria Modified

June 26, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #38-06) | HTML

  • Senior Florida Congressman
    Challenges St. Petersburg Consolidation

June 23, 2006 (From the July/August 2006 APWU magazine) | HTML

  • Iowa’s U.S. Delegation Pushes USPS to ‘Get Its Act Together’

June 22, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #37-06) | HTML

  • Central KY Area Local President Richard Tobin Dies

June 20, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #36-06) | HTML

  • Committee Screens Convention Resolutions

June 19, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #35-06) | HTML

  • 2006 ‘Ask a Working Woman’ Survey

June 14, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #34-06) | HTML

  • Goleta Victims' Funds To Be Distributed

June 5, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #33-06) | HTML

  • Dock Workers Dies Following Accident at Work

May 24, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #32-06) | HTML

  • Five Consolidations Cancelled
    USPS: ‘No Significant Opportunities to Improve Service’

May 22 , 2006 (Burrus Update #07-06) | HTML

  • Burrus: Rate Proposal Would Hijack Postal Service

May 22, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #31-06) | HTML

  • APWU Creates ‘News Feed’

May 12, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #30-06) | HTML

  • APWU Mourns Bob Tunstall

May 4, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #29-06) | HMTL

  • 19 Congressmen Express Concern about ‘Consolidation’

May 4, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #28-06) | HMTL

  • Dues Error to Be Corrected

April 25, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 6) HTML | PDF

  • APWU Asks District Court to Put Consolidation on Hold
  • Basic Arbitration Training Conference, June 18-25, Cleveland

April 19, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #27-06) | HMTL

  • MSPB Ruling to Benefit Retirees Who Were Injured on the Job

April 19, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #26-06) | HTML

  • Workers Memorial Day, Friday, April 28, 2006

April 11, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #25-06) | HTML

  • Members of Congress Ask GAO to Address Consolidation Concerns

April 6, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #24-06) | HTML

  • APWU Mourns Slaying in Oregon

April 6, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #23-06) | HTML

  • Five Consolidation Studies Put ‘On Hold’

April 5, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #22-06) | HTML

  • Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Members Named

April 5, 2006 (Burrus Update #06-06) | HTML

  • A Stunning Reversal of USPS Dire Predictions

April 5, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #21-06) | HTML

  • ‘Katrina’ Evacuees Encouraged to Vote in New Orleans Municipal Elections April 22

March 28, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #20-06) HTML

  • Postal Rate Commission Rejects USPS Proposal for Expedited Schedule

March 27, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #19-06) HTML

  • Union Asks Legislators to Support Public Input on USPS Consolidation

March 23, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 5) HTML | PDF

  • APWU Legislative Department Launches E-Mail Alert System
  • COPA Contributions Now Possible Online
  • TSP Participants Warned About Online ‘Phishing’ Scams

March 23, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #18-06) HTML (members only)

  • APWU Members Can Now Contribute to COPA Online

March 23, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #17-06) HTML

  • Employee Organizations Issue Joint Letter on Postal Reform

March 20, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #16-06) HTML

  • APWU Creates ‘e-Team’

March 10, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 4) HTML | PDF

  • National Executive Board Acts to Fight Network Consolidation
    Dues Assessment Approved to Help Pay for Ad Campaign

March 3, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #15-06) HTML

  • Agreement Reached on Displaced ‘Katrina’ Employees

March 3, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #14-06) HTML

  • APWU Wins 5-Year Contracts at Two MTESCs

Feb. 27, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #13-06) HTML

  • APWU Members Win 5-Year Contract at Detroit MTESC
    Employees at Pittsburgh Facility to Vote Feb. 28 on Similar Agreement

Feb. 22, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #12-06) HTML

  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Update

Feb. 15, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 3) HTML | PDF

  • USPS Briefs APWU on Plan to Realign Postal Network

Feb. 15, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #11-06) | HTML

  • USPS Briefs APWU on Plans to Realign Network

Feb. 14, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #10-06) | HTML

  • USPS Assigns Jurisdiction For ‘Enhanced’ AFSM-100 Machines

Feb. 10, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #09-06) | HTML

  • Bush Budget Proposal Addresses Postal Reform

Feb. 9, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 2) HTML | PDF

  • Senate Votes to Approve Postal Reform Measure
    Conference Committee Will Decide Fate of Key Provisions

Feb. 8, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #08-06) | HTML

  • Union Wins Important Ruling for Private-Sector Truck Drivers

Feb. 7, 2006 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 1) HTML | PDF

  • APWU Establishes Fund For Shooting Victims’ Families

Feb. 3, 2006 (Burrus Update #05-06) | HTML

  • Solidarity With Santa Barbara

Feb. 1, 2006 (Burrus Update #04-06) | HTML

  • An Expression of Solidarity

Jan. 31, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #07b-06) | HTML

  • Postal Workers Mourn Shootings in Santa Barbara

Jan. 25, 2006 (Burrus Update #03-06) | HTML

  • Postal Reform: Positions Change as Legislation Evolves

Jan. 25, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #06-06) | HTML

  • USPS ‘Network Realignment’ Update
    Public Supports Workers’ Efforts To Preserve Service, Postmarks, Jobs

Jan. 20, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #05-06) | HTML

  • Houston Office Now an Asset
    Southern Region Has New Home

Jan. 20, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #04-06) | HTML

  • APWU, Serco Open Talks in Detroit Over New MTESC Agreement

Jan. 12, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #03-06) | HTML

  • Clerk Craft Upgrades Will Have Ripple Effect

Jan. 10, 2006 (Letter to the editor of the Christian Science Monitor) | HTML

  • Postal Workers' Pay Did Not Cause Stamp Rate Increase

Jan. 10, 2006 (Burrus Update #02-06) | HTML

  • Even USPS Doesn’t Blame Rate Increase on Workers

Jan. 9, 2006 (Burrus Update #01-06) | HTML

  • After 14 Years of Struggle, A Major Accomplishment

Jan. 5, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #2-06) | HTML

  • REC Site Dispute Resolved

Jan. 3, 2006 (APWU Web News Article #01-06) | HTML

  • Consumers, Postal Workers Express Concerns About 'Consolidation'

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