05/05/2015 - As the expiration of the APWU-USPS contract approaches, union members are ramping up activities – planning events for the National Day of Action on May 14 and getting postcards signed.
04/20/2015 - With the Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire in one month, APWU negotiators – and members – are preparing to turn up the heat! "As we enter the final month of bargaining, it will soon become clear whether management is serious about reaching a negotiated settlement," said President Mark Dimondstein.
The union is launching an ambitious program to mobilize support for the final stretch, including a National Day of Action on May 14 and a campaign to gather signatures on postcards addressed to Postmaster General Megan Brennan bearing the message, "I Stand with Postal Workers." A Contract Town Hall Call is set for May 6.
On Tax Day, Tell the World:
04/07/2015 - On April 15, APWU members will greet last-minute tax filers at post offices around the country with a message many of them haven’t heard before: The Postal Service gets no money from taxpayers.
“Tax day is a good time to inform the public – and the media – about this little-known fact,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
03/30/2015 - APWU members are invited to join APWU President Mark Dimondstein for a live Contract Town Hall Call on Monday, April 6. This will be the third such call.
We will discuss our fight to win a good contract for union members while we fight for a vibrant, public Postal Service for the people of the country.
There are two options: 12 p.m. EDT and 8 p.m. EDT. The call is expected to last approximately 25 minutes.To participate, you must register online by 6 p.m. EDT, April 5. At your selected time, you will receive a call from the APWU. All you have to do is answer your phone!
03/09/2015 - APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a Town Hall Call on March 19, to discuss our fight to win a good contract and protect our public Postal Service.
The call is expected to last approximately 25 minutes. To participate, APWU members must register online by 6 p.m. on March 18, at www.apwunccc.org. There are two options: March 19 at 10 a.m. EDT and March 19 at 8 p.m. EDT.
At your selected time, you will receive a call from the APWU. All you have to do is answer your phone!
“Led by our local and state presidents and our Contract Action Teams, March 26 will be a day to spread the word,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “We’ll send a message to management by wearing stickers, and we’ll take our message to the people by passing out flyers at post offices and asking business owners to put posters in their windows supporting ‘Our Public Postal Service.’”
March 19 - Town Hall Call
March 26 - Wear your sticker!
Pass out flyers to the public at post offices; Distribute posters to businesses to display.
Material is being mailed to local and state presidents to distribute. For contract news, visit www.apwunccc.org.
Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service got underway on Feb. 19 with a dramatic break from tradition. Joining the APWU at the opening session were actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who made brief remarks following a statement by President Mark Dimondstein. Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, also joined APWU negotiators at the bargaining table..
02/19/2015 - On Feb. 12, 2015, more than 60 national organizations joined forces to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. The debut of the Alliance included the premiere of a video featuring actor-activist Danny Glover, the creation of a new website, a press conference, and many messages on social media.
Included among the 64 national organizations are the National Council of Churches, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Alliance for Retired Americans, Greenpeace USA, Vote Vets Action Fund, and the AFL-CIO.
Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’
APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'
Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.
Tell PMG, Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America's Mail!
11/10/2014 - On Nov. 14 postal employees from every craft in more than 149 locations will send an urgent message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! Donahoe and the Board are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts that would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service.
Tell Postmaster General, Board of Governors:
More Than 125 Events Set for Nov. 14 National Day of Action
11/07/2014 - On Nov. 14 postal employees from every craft in more than 125 locations will send an urgent message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!
Pay Raise Set for Nov. 15
APWU-represented postal employees will receive an increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 15, which will be reflected in paychecks dated Dec. 5. The increase will apply to all employees covered by the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS.