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.
09/08/2010 - Says Contract Negotiations Are Ill-Served by Public Misstatements American Postal Workers Union President William Burrus is denouncing efforts by the Postal Service to influence the outcome of contract negotiations by issuing demands in public forums.
09/01/2010 - Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union began Sept. 1. The current contract expires Nov. 20, 2010.
Union Members to Protest USPS Plans to End Six-Day Delivery
08/22/2010 - Postal Workers from across the nation will gather at Detroit’s Campus Martius Park on Tuesday, Aug. 24, to protest the Postal Service’s plan to end Saturday mail delivery.
04/23/2010 - William Burrus, president of the American Postal Workers Union, has announced that he will retire in November, ending a 53-year career representing hundreds of thousands of postal employees.
03/18/2010 - APWU President William Burrus denounced Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery March 18, and urged Congress instead to correct two major causes of USPS financial difficulties: A provision of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) that requires the agency to pre-fund retiree healthcare costs, and a flawed method for computing USPS obligations to the Civil Service Retirement Fund.
03/03/2010 - APWU President William Burrus condemned USPS proposals to reduce mail delivery to five days per week, saying, “It would be the beginning of the demise of the Postal Service.” The USPS outlined the five-day delivery plan and other proposals at a conference March 2.
09/22/2009 - News reports have been filled with articles about the financial crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service, many of them based on false premises. The articles often imply that the problems are irreversible, and that hard-copy mail is destined to be replaced by electronic messages. They also frequently present fl awed analyses of the cause of the crisis. Following is an evaluation of the assertions relied upon to arrive at faulty conclusions.
08/26/2009 - The American Postal Workers Union joins the nation in mourning the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a life-long champion of labor.