1) It’s a myth that the U.S. Postal Service relies on tax dollars for its operations. 2) The threat of the White House selling off the USPS to private interests leading to higher cost and less service for postal customers is real.
04/12/2019 - WASHINGTON – U.S. Postal Service employees joined by community supporters will engage postal customers outside post offices and leaflet at more than 100 locations from coast-to-coast Monday, April 15 -- Tax Day. Through leafleting, advertising, viral messages, and one-on-one conversations with customers, postal workers want to make it clear that USPS takes NO tax dollars. A common misconception is the postal service is tax-supported.
Study shows that, if implemented, White House proposal for the U.S. Postal Service would hit 70 million Americans in rural areas, small towns, and suburbs with much higher fees for packages
12/21/2018 - American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein says: “This gift delivered to Wall Street will be paid for by Main Street.”
WASHINGTON – When the Trump Administration released its postal task force report earlier this month, the American Postal Workers Union said that, if implemented, it would result in “less services and higher prices.” Now, a new research study from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) shows just how costly privatizing or even partially privatizing postal services would be. Entitled “Who Would Pay the Biggest Price for Postal Privatization,” IPS researchers demonstrate that the White House plan would lead to significantly higher prices and less service for 70 million Americans in rural areas, small towns and suburbs – and all those who mail and ship to those locations.
12/04/2018 - Initial press statement after release of White House USPS task force report:
If the White House Task Force on the Postal Service’s report was assigned a ZIP Code it would be 00000. This poorly conceived report makes many of its recommendations based on myth and misinformation that instead of improving mail services, would deliver higher prices and less service for the public.
Big win for postal workers who waged a three-year campaign against Staples/USPS partnership that included a boycott, rallies, legal battles, outreach to customers and a successful effort to block the Staples/Office Depot merger
American Postal Workers Union Calls Off Staples Boycott
01/05/2017 - The U.S. Postal Service announced in a letter to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended. Staples will be removing all signage and will discontinue postal services at the national retailer’s roughly 500 U.S. locations that handle postal services by the first week of March 2017. In response, APWU is calling off the boycott of Staples effective immediately and will notify its many supporters and allies.
10/26/2016 - The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) announced today that Emily Harris, an experienced writer and award-winning multi-media producer, will serve as the union’s new communications director.
05/10/2016 - "U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the right call today, upholding the Federal Trade Commission's decision to block a deeply flawed merger between Staples and Office Depot," APWU President Mark Dimondstein said of the decision to block the merger of two office-supply giants.
04/15/2016 - The PRC ruling that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates is bad for postal patrons – and for the Postal Service. We want our customers to enjoy the lowest postage rates possible, but postage can’t be so low that it undermines service and undermines the institution.
Company Tries Back-Door Privatization with Phony ‘Postal Counters’ in Struggling Staples Stores
03/15/2016 - NEW YORK CITY – Members of the American Postal Workers Union will protest at Times Square in midtown Manhattan on March 15, as an executive from the troubled office-supply chain Staples rings the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market
American Postal Workers Union Reaches Out To EU Allies as Companies Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Office-Supply Monopoly
02/04/2016 - Exactly one year after Staples and Office Depot announced a merger plan that would create a dominant office-supply store monopoly in the United States and other markets, the American Postal Workers Union said today that it is expanding its opposition to the plan to other nations.