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Postal Reform Questions & Answers Released
04/21/2017 - Earlier this year, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) was introduced by the 115th Congress. It helps to solve the pre-funding crisis and is fair to active and retired postal workers.
The APWU supports two companion bills introduced in the House of Representatives, H.R. 756 and H.R. 760. As these bills move through the legislative process, the APWU will continue working to improve them.
We received many good questions from around the country regarding the impact of the pending legislation, if it is passed. These questions are the basis for the “questions and answers” now posted at www.apwu.org/news/web-news-article/postal-reform-questions-answers.
Check back frequently at www.apwu.org for the latest developments and additional information.
Workers Memorial Day is April 28
The labor movement observes Workers Memorial Day on April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety.
Each year, thousands of workers die and millions more are injured or sickened from dangerous working conditions. Many employers routinely cut corners and violate the law.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016, nearly 5,000 workers were killed on the job and nearly 2.9 million suffered from non-fatal injuries or illnesses.
APWU members are encouraged to participate in Workers Memorial Day events. To find one near you, visit aflcio.org/Issues/Job-Safety/WorkersMemorialDay.
In 2015, the APWU launched the Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign, encouraging workers to be aware of the many dangers on the job, and to actively fight together for safe working conditions. Go to apwu.org/issues/safe-jobs to learn more.
The International Holiday of Worker Solidarity
May Day is celebrated in over 80 countries on May 1, with mass rallies and, in many places, a paid day off from work.
Sadly though, the holiday that was born in this country is not observed by the United States federal government. The American Postal Workers Union still encourages all members to take part in this historic day by joining an event near you.
This is an important day to bring attention to workers’ issues at home and across the world!
May Day, the international symbol of worker solidarity, lives!
Download the 2015-2018 CBA
APWU members can now download the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement to mobile devices. Simply scan the QR code below.