06/19/2009 - The APWU National Executive Board has endorsed Richard Trumka for president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation.
American Postal Workers Union to Picket ‘USPS Partner’ With Corporate Name That Plays on Offensive Stereotype
08/21/2008 - Nearly 1,000 postal workers will be demonstrating Thursday at three Las Vegas retail stores in protest of the use of an offensive phrase in a “pack-and-ship” business’s name.
04/16/2008 - The APWU has given a one-of-a-kind gift to the people of McCausland, Iowa: a donation of $30,000 to help save their post office. The contribution will pay for renovations to a building the small town purchased in order to stave off threats by the USPS to discontinue regular postal service for its 300 residents.
04/09/2008 - The National Executive Board of the American Postal Workers Union has voted unanimously to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president.
Union Leader to Begin His Third Term
10/18/2007 - In balloting that ended Oct. 5, William Burrus was re-elected to his third term as president of the American Postal Workers Union, receiving more than 77 percent of the votes cast and capturing a majority in every state.
02/26/2007 - APWU President William Burrus praised the recommended decision of the Postal Regulatory Commission today that would raise the price of a first-class stamp only two cents, instead of three cents as the Postal Service requested. In doing so, the commission agreed with the union that individual citizens should not be forced to subsidize major mailers and suffer a postage increase to 42 cents.
Postal Service Forced To Disclose Plans Targeting 139 Facilities
07/31/2006 - Postal workers are warning customers to expect week-long delays in mail delivery under a Postal Service plan to close parts of mail processing facilities across the nation. Last week, the USPS was forced to reveal a secret list targeting 139 sorting facilities across the nation for consolidation. Before now, the Postal Service had publicly confirmed their intention to consolidate only 50 mail sorting facilities.