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Dec. 29, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 127-08) | HTML

  • APWU Secures More Space for Inaugural Assembly, Invites NALC

Dec. 23, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 126-08) | HTML

  • APWU Complaint About Falsified Reports
    Prompts OIG Audit of Philadelphia P&DC

Dec. 19, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 125-08) | HTML

  • Union Files Second ‘Dispute’ Over Two-Tour Initiative

Dec. 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 124-08) | HTML

  • Union Files ‘Dispute’ Over Elimination of Tour 2

Dec. 16, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 123-08) | HTML

  • Whose Policy Is It?
    USPS Still Embraces Shipping Franchise That Offends

Dec. 16, 2008 (Burrus Update #16-08) | HTML

  • Federal ‘Day-After’ Holiday Doesn’t Extend to Postal Workers

Dec. 15, 2008 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 6) HTML | PDF

  • Federal Health Plan Open Season Extended
  • Inauguration Update

Dec. 15, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 122B-08) | HTML

  • APWU Offers Commemorative Inauguration Buttons

Dec. 12, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 121-08) | HTML

  • APWU Members in Florida Enlist Public’s Support in Consolidation Fight

Dec. 11, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 120-08) | HTML

  • Burrus Meets with Obama Transition Team

Dec. 9, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 119-08) | HTML

  • Health Plan Open Season Extended

Dec. 4, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 118-08) | HTML

  • Federal Judge Dismisses APWU Lawsuit Against Bush

Dec. 3, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 117-08) | HTML

  • Arbitrator Rules:
    Tour 1 Casuals May Work After 5 a.m.

Dec. 2, 2008 (Burrus Update #15-08) | HTML

  • Union Wins Arbitration on Annual-Leave Exchange for PTFs

Dec. 1, 2008 (Burrus Update #14-08) | HTML

  • Modified Work-Week Talks Stall

Nov. 26, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 116-08) | HTML

  • Crawford Wins Clerk NBA Election

Nov. 26, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 115-08) | HTML

  • Shop ‘Union-Made’ for the Holidays
    Give the Gift of Good Jobs

Nov. 25, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 114-08) | HTML

  • Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Over Elimination of Tour 2

Nov. 25, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 113-08) | HTML

  • Uniform Allowances Increase

Nov. 24, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 112-08) | HTML

  • Bronx Consolidation Plan – Finally – ‘Not Approved’

Nov. 20, 2008 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 5) | HTML | PDF

  • Union Members to Gather for Obama Inauguration
  • Health Plan Open Season Ends Dec. 8;
    APWU Health Plan Offers Outstanding Service, Value

Nov. 20, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 111-08) | HTML

  • ‘Stakeholders’ Urge Congress
    To Give USPS Legislative Relief

Nov. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 110-08) | HTML

  • USPS Denies Existence of Program to Eliminate Tour 2

Nov. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 109-08) | HTML

  • U.S. Special Counsel:
    Postal, Federal Employees Can Now Wear Election Gear

Nov. 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 108-08) | HTML

  • Bush’s Lame-Duck Labor Department
    To Implement Onerous FMLA Rule Changes

Nov. 10, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 107-08) | HTML

  • Clerk NBA Election Re-Run
    Department of Labor Extends Deadline to Nov. 25

Nov. 10, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 106-08) | HTML

  • Happy Birthday, EAP

Nov. 7, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 105-08) | HTML

  • USPS Scraps Western Iowa Consolidation Plan

Nov. 5, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 104-08) | HTML

  • Burrus Hails Election Results
    As Signifying ‘The System Has Changed’

Nov. 5, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 103-08) | HTML

  • Union Requests Documentation
    Of Supervisors Performing Bargaining Unit Work in Small Offices

Nov. 4, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 102-08) | HTML

  • Today’s the Day: Vote!

Oct. 30, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 101-08) | HTML

  • Spotlight on Colorado:
    APWU Activists Making the Difference

Oct. 30, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 100-08 | HTML

  • Burrus Urges Union Members: Get Out and Vote!

Oct. 30, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 99-08) | HTML

  • New Jersey BMC Workers Rally Against Privatization

Oct. 24, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 98-08) | HTML

  • Remember to Honor Those Who Serve

Oct. 22, 2008 (President's Viewpoint article from The American Postal Worker) | HTML

  • An Open Letter to the Postmaster General

Oct. 20, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 97-08) | HTML

  • Penalty Overtime, Casual Exception Periods Set

Oct. 20, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 96-08) | HTML

  • Two New APWU Flyers Support Obama

Oct 17, 2008 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 4) HTML | PDF

  • 2009 APWU Health Plan: Live Life Well!

Oct. 16, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 95-08) | HTML

  • Retirees to Get Big Cost-of-Living Raise
    Increases to be Reflected in January Annuity Checks

Oct. 16, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 94-08) | HTML

  • D.D. Johnson Wins Motor Vehicle NBA Election

Oct. 15, 2008 (Burrus Update #13-08) | HTML

  • Tour 2, Early-Outs, Four-Day Workweeks

Oct. 9, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 93-08) | HTML

  • APWU Activists Work to ‘Defend Our BMCs’

Oct. 7, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 92-08) | HTML

  • Labor 2008: Campaign in Full Swing in NC
    Obama Thanks APWU Member for Union's Support

Oct. 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 91-08) | HTML

  • Voter Registration Deadlines Approach

Oct. 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 90-08) | HTML

  • Nine More U.S. Reps. Co-Sponsor Mail Network Protection Act

Oct. 3, 2008 (Burrus Update #12-08) | HTML

  • USPS Financial Difficulties and the Possibility of Layoffs

Sept. 30, 2008 (Burrus Update #11-08) | HTML

  • USPS’ Bleak Financial Picture And the Presidential Election

Sept. 24, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 89-08) | HTML

  • Nurses’ Contract Headed for Interest Arbitration

Sept. 24, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 88-08) | HTML

  • Motor Vehicle Election Re-Run
    Department of Labor Extends Voting Deadline

Sept. 22, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 87-08) | HTML

  • APWU Representatives Gain Access to USPS PolicyNet

Sept. 22, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 86-08) | HTML

  • Labor 2008:
    Getting the Job Done in Maine

Sept. 19, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 85-08) | HTML

  • Motor Vehicle Election Re-Run:
    Duplicates Available for Those Who Have Not Received Ballots

Sept. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 84-08) | HTML

  • APWU Members Lead Washington Protest of DHL

Sept. 15, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 83-08) | HTML

  • Congressman, Postal Workers Protest BMC Privatization

Sept. 12, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 82-08) | HTML

  • APWU Youth Make Unionism 'A Family Affair'

Sept. 10, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 81-08) | HTML

  • Early-Retirement Info Wrong, Burrus Tells Postal Service

Sept. 4, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 80-08) | HTML

  • Burrus to Maintenance, MVS Employees: Don't Go!

Sept. 3, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 79-08) | HTML

  • APWU Offers Campaign Material In Support of Obama's Candidacy

Aug. 25, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #5) HTML

  • Delegates Vow to Fight Privatization of Parcel Post
  • Other Business
  • First-Time Delegates Honored
  • Parliamentarian Says Goodbye
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 22, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention Highlights Video)

Aug. 22, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #4) HTML | PDF

  • Convention Delegates Protest National Chain’s Offensive ‘Brand’
  • Finally: A USPS ‘Response’
  • Local Hosts Hot and Cool
  • Everybody Loves a Parade
  • Examples of Union Tribute and Support
  • APWU Chorus of Inspiration
  • All on Board at the ABA
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 21, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention Highlights Video

Aug. 21, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #3) HTML | PDF

  • APWU Endorses Barack Obama
    Unanimous Convention Vote Follows Live Address [view speech]
  • Convention Adopts Changes to the Union Constitution
  • Exhibit Hall Activities: Good for you, Good for the Union
  • Legislative Department Presents Briefing on Grassroots Preparation for Fall Elections
  • Private-Sector Success Story in Cincinnati
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 20, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention Highlights Video)

Aug. 20, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #2) HTML | PDF

  • Delegates Focus on Bargaining Priorities
  • Pro-Worker U.S. Reps to APWU: ‘Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!’
  • A Salute to Olympian Fund-Raising Feats
  • COPA NIGHT
  • Raffle Winners
  • APWU an ‘Affiliation-Rate’ Success Story
  • Panelists Agree: Privatization a Worldwide Threat
  • Retirees Reunion
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 19, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention Highlights Video)

Aug. 19, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention News Bulletin #1) HTML | PDF

  • In Historic Speech, NALC’s Young Emphasizes ‘Need to Work Together’
  • Challenges! Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow:
    Looking Forward to a Busy Week
  • COLA Increase – $1,477­ – Will Be Highest in History
  • State of the Union Address:
    ‘The Very Existence of Our Jobs Is at Stake’
  • VER Eligible? ‘Make USPS Pay’
  • Pre-Convention Activities Set the Stage
  • Women’s Organizing Campaign Expands Rolls as It Rolls Along
  • A Memorial Moment
  • Credentials Committee Report

Aug. 18, 2008 (APWU 19th Biennial Convention Highlights Video)

Aug. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 78-08) | HTML

  • Convention Highlights Video Available on Web Site, Hotel TV

Aug. 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 77-08) | HTML

  • APWU Offers Health Event and Cancer Insurance

Aug. 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 76-08) | HTML

  • $1,477 Raise on Aug. 30
    COLA Increase Will Be Highest in History

Aug. 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 75-08) | HTML

  • H.R. 4236 Gains 16 More Co-Sponsors

Aug. 1, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 74-08) | HTML

  • House Passes FERS Sick-Leave Bill

Aug. 1, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 73-08) | HTML

  • APWU Women’s Organizing Drive Hits the Road

July 31, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 72-08) | HTML

  • Convention Planning Moves Into High Gear

July 29, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 71-08) | HTML

  • USPS Unable to Justify Outsourcing, GAO Finds

July 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 70-08) | HTML

  • APWU Testimony Assails Latest ‘USPS Network Plan’

July 24, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 69-08) | HTML

  • Burrus Addresses Letter Carriers Convention

July 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 68-08) | HTML

  • APWU Sues Bush Over Failure to Appoint USPS Advisory Council

July 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 67-08) | HTML

  • Obama Thanks APWU for Endorsement

July 15, 2008 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 3) HTML | PDF

  • Burrus to VER-Eligible Employees: ‘DON’T GO’
  • Who Will Be Eligible for the ‘Early-Out’ Offer?

July 11, 2008 (Burrus Update #10-08) | HTML

  • Employees Would Be Best Served by Postponing Early-Out Decisions

July 11, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 66-08) | HTML

  • APWU to PRC: ‘Burden of Proof’ is on Those Pushing for Change

July 9, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 65-08) | HTML

  • APWU Meets with USPS, Seeks Bargaining Over Early-Outs

July 9, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 64-08) | HTML

  • Management Issues Draft 'Request for Proposals'
    To Subcontract Some Work at Bulk Mail Centers

July 9, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 63-08) | HTML

  • APWU to PRC:
    Universal Service Still of Critical Importance

July 8, 2008 (Burrus Update #09-08) | HTML

  • High Gas Prices Are No Justification for Five-Day Mail Delivery

July 7, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 62-08) | HTML

  • APWU, USPS to Meet July 8 Over Possible 'Early Out' Offer

July 3, 2008 (Burrus Update #08-08) | HTML

  • APWU to Meet With USPS Over Possible ‘Early Out' Offer

July 2, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 61-08) | HTML

  • Support Keeps Growing for Mail Network Protection Act

June 30, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 60-08) | HTML

  • APWU Health Plan Alters Benefits to Aid Midwest Flood Victims

June 27, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 59-08) HTML

  • Labor Federation Endorses Obama

June 26, 2008 (Burrus Update #07-08) | HTML

  • USPS ‘Network Plan’ Would Adversely Effect Postal Workers, Service

June 25, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 58-08) | HTML

  • AFL-CIO to Endorse Obama for President

June 23, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 57-08) | HTML

  • Six More U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor Mail Network Protection Act

June 20, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 56-08) | HTML

  • Union to Re-Run Two NBA Races

June 19, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 55-08) | HTML

  • Postal Relief Fund Available to Aid Flood Victims

June 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 54-08) | HTML

  • Constitution Committee Reviews Convention Resolutions

June 16, 2008 (Burrus Update #06-08) | HTML

  • AFL-CIO Leaders to Meet with Sen. Obama

June 12, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 53-08) | HTML

  • Union Campaign Against Violent Stereotype
    Greeted with Silence by Postal Management

June 12, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 52-08) | HTML

  • Convention Screening Committee Begins Review

June 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 51-08) | HTML

  • Mail Network Protection Act Gains Six More Co-Sponsors

June 4, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 50-08) | HTML

  • Union Pauses for Impromptu Celebration of Obama’s Win

June 3, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 49-08) | HTML

  • Time Running Short for ‘Creativity Contest’ Entries

June 2, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 48-08) | HTML

  • APWU Testimony Kicks Off Controversy

May 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 47-08) | HTML

  • Supreme Court Ruling:
    Postal Workers Protected from Retaliation For Age-Discrimination Complaints

May 23, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 46-08) | HTML

  • Convention Childcare Program Cancelled
    Onsite Children’s Activities Violate Local Regulations

May 21, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 45-08) | HTML

  • Support for Mail Network Protection Act Tops 100

May 19, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 44-08) HTML

  • ‘Ask a Working Woman’ Survey

May 16, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 43-08) | HTML

  • Contract in Cincinnati; Pro-Union Vote in Des Moines
    APWU Wins in Private-Sector Campaigns

May 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 42-08) | HTML

  • E! Television Series Is Offensive to Postal Workers

May 13, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 41-08) | HTML

  • Another Dozen U.S. Reps. Sign On to Mail Network Protection Act

May 8, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 40-08) | HTML

  • APWU Testimony:
    Postal Reform Act Is No Endorsement of Privatization

May 7, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 39-08) | HTML

  • Online Registration of Convention Delegates
    To Replace Paper Process

May 5, 2008 (Burrus Update #05-08) | HTML

  • Upgrade Records to Be Updated May 16

May 5, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 38-08) | HTML

  • Court Upholds Unfair Labor Charge Against USPS

April 29, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 37-08) | HTML

  • Volunteering for Obama in Indiana
    It Takes Only One to Get the Grassroots Growing

April 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 36-08) | HTML

  • Six More U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor Mail Network Protection Act

April 22, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 35-08) | HTML

  • Workers Memorial Day, Monday, April 28

April 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 34-08) | HTML

  • Mail Network Protection Act Gains Eight More Co-Sponsors

April 16, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 33-08) | HTML

  • APWU Donation to Save Small-Town Post Office

April 16, 2008 (APWU Press Release) HTML | PDF

  • Union’s Big Contribution Helps Save Small-Town Post Office

April 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 32-08) | HTML

  • APWU Members Lead the Charge In Defense of FMLA

April 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 31-08) | HTML

  • Burrus Asks Bush to Appoint Postal Service Advisory Council

April 9, 2008 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 2) HTML | PDF

  • Executive Board Endorses Barack Obama for President

April 9, 2008 (APWU Press Release) HTML | PDF

  • APWU Endorses Sen. Barack Obama

April 8, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 30-08) | HTML

  • Union Members Urged to Help Save FMLA Protections
    Deadline for Objecting to New Rules is Friday, April 11

April 3, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 29-08) | HTML

  • Ten More U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor Mail Network Protection Act

April 2, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 28-08) | HTML

  • Federal Court Dismisses APWU Suit
    Union Vows to Challenge USPS Secrecy in Other Forums

April 2, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 27-08) | HTML

  • APWU Board Assails McCain for Crossing Strikers’ Picket Line

March 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 26-08) | HTML

  • FMLA: Here We Go Again
    Bush Keeps Trying to Chip Away at Workers’ Rights

March 25, 2008 (Burrus Update #04-08) | HTML

  • PRC Ruling Exposes Unhealthy Relationship
    Between USPS and Influential Mailers

March 25, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 25-08) | HTML

  • PRC: Postage Hike Exceeds Limit on Worksharing Discounts

March 17, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 24-08) | HTML

  • Inspector General:
    USPS Wasted $17.8 Million on FedEx Contract

March 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 23-08) | HTML

  • Mail Network Protection Act Steadily Gaining Co-Sponsors

March 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 22-08) | HTML

  • Union Activists Urged to Fight Proposals to Gut FMLA

Feb. 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 21-08) | HTML

  • APWU Requests Investigation
    Of Private Contractors’ Use of USPS Property

Feb. 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 20-08) | HTML

  • Anti-Subcontracting Measure Attracting Support

Feb. 27, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 19-08) | HTML

  • Women’s Organizing Campaign 2008
    APWU Continues the ‘Family’ Tradition

Feb. 21, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 18-08) | HTML

  • Pay Information:
    Latest CPI Increase Means $479 Annual Pay Hike

Feb. 21, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 17-08) | HTML

  • New Law Enhances FMLA Leave for Military Families
  • Proposed FMLA Regulations Threaten Medical Privacy, Other Protections

Feb. 20, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 16-08) | HTML

  • Some Custodial Employees
    To Receive Arbitration Payment This Week

Feb. 20, 2008 (Burrus Update #03-08) | HTML

  • Postage Rate Increase Continues Disturbing Trends

Feb. 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 15-08) | HTML

  • USPS Notifies Union of Payroll Glitch

Feb. 13, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 14-08) | HTML

  • Union Wins Settlement
    Automatic Disqualification of Diabetics Lifted

Feb. 12, 2008 (Burrus Update #02-08) | HTML

  • Mailers' Advice: Thanks, But No Thanks

Feb. 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 13-08) | HTML

  • Upgrades Reflected in March 7 Paycheck

Feb. 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 12-08) | HTML

  • APWU Members Can Access,
    Update Personal Information Online

Feb. 6, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 11-08) | HTML

  • Union Presidents, USPS Officials
    Discuss Postal Service’s Future
    Video to be Shown in Facilities Beginning Next Week

Jan. 31, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 10-08) | HTML

  • Anti-Subcontracting Bill Picking Up ‘Co-Sponsors’

Jan. 30, 2008 (APWU News Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 1) HTML | PDF

  • Custodial Employees to Share in Long-Awaited Remedy
    Union Wins $48 Million Settlement In MS-47 Handbook Grievance
  • Unions Sue USPS, Inspector General
    Over Invasion of Medical-Records Privacy

Jan. 28, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 09-08) | HTML

  • Union, USPS Sign Agreement
    For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

Jan. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 08-08) | HTML

  • APWU, NALC Sue USPS and Inspector General
    For Invasion off Medical-Records Privacy

Jan. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 07-08) | HTML

  • Postal Service Says It Will Request
    Proposals to Outsource Some BMC Activities

Jan. 18, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 06-08) | HTML

  • NLRB Issues Complaint Against DHL in PA

Jan. 14, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 05-08) | HTML

  • Seeking COPA Success Stories

Jan. 11, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 04-08) | HTML

  • TSP Considers Restrictions on Inter-fund Transfers

Jan. 9, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 03-08) | HTML

  • Union President Asks Locals, States
    To Seek Support for Subcontracting Legislation

Jan. 7, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 02-08) | HTML

  • They Love to Hate Us

Jan. 4, 2008 (Burrus Update #01-08) | HTML

  • Primaries Offer a Ray of Hope

Jan. 2, 2008 (APWU Web News Article 01-08) | HTML

  • Retirees COLAs Reflected In January Checks

 

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