03/13/2012 - Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 14, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) will begin running three new television ads that highlight the critical ways America depends on the Postal Service — and the devastating effect closing post offices and mail processing plants would have on our nation.
Degrading Mail Service Will Hurt, Not Help, USPS
12/05/2011 - “The Postal Service plan will hasten the demise of the USPS,” APWU President Cliff Guffey said in response to the agency’s announcement that it would seek an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on plans to eliminate next-day delivery of first-class mail and periodicals.
Take Aim at Unfair Financial Burdens Imposed by Congress
09/19/2011 - Three postal unions are launching a new television ad campaign targeting unfair financial burdens imposed on the U.S. Postal Service by Congress.
06/22/2011 - The American Postal Workers Union is working fervently to make certain that the Postal Service's decision to suspend employer contributions to the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) does not negatively affect the nation’s postal employees, President Cliff Guffey said on June 22.
05/23/2011 - APWU President Cliff Guffey and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe have signed the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Their signatures formalize the new contract, which was ratified by APWU members on May 11 by a vote of 69,451 to 22,351. The agreement will expire May 20, 2015.
05/12/2011 - Members of the American Postal Workers Union approved a new contract on May 11, with more than 75 percent of those casting ballots voting in favor of ratification. The final tally was 69,451 to 22,351 in balloting that ended May 10. The agreement will expire May 20, 2015.
03/14/2011 - The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, APWU President Cliff Guffey announced on March 14.
03/10/2011 - “When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 18 Republican state senators rammed through a bill in the dead of night that strips public workers of their right to collective bargaining, they sent a clear message,” said union President Cliff Guffey. “I hope it serves as a wake-up call for APWU members and all working people.
11/20/2010 - APWU President Cliff Guffey announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement until Tuesday, Nov. 23, at noon. The contract was scheduled to expire Nov. 20, at noon ET.
Greg Bell Wins as Vice President
10/15/2010 - In balloting that ended Oct. 14, Cliff Guffey was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union, receiving 69 percent of the votes in a three-way race. Greg Bell garnered 75 percent of votes cast, to win the Vice Presidency.