04/13/2018 - President Trump has issued an Executive Order to form a “task force” to evaluate the finances of the United States Postal Service. Such evaluation will include pricing, policies and the costs of the workforce... “The APWU looks forward to working with anyone truly interested in maintaining a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come. If given the opportunity to meet with the task force, we will forthrightly tell the truth, share our views and promote the protection of the rights and benefits of postal employees,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
As tax day approaches, it is a good time to remind everyone about the important fact that the Postal Service receives zero taxpayer dollars. Get the word out! Download this flyer to print and share. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter on tax day for other ways to spread the word.
The following is a reprint of a column by APWU of Wisconsin President Steve Lord that ran in the November-December 2017 issue of The Badger Bulletin. So, I haven’t changed my mind about retiring. I only have 50 days left at the USPS and a few months as State President but, I have changed my mind about a few other things. One of the things I have changed my mind about is term limits for our elected U.S. representatives.
Our Revolution formed in the wake of Senator Bernie Sanders’ ground-breaking presidential campaign. The American Postal Worker spoke with its President, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner about the organization’s future goals. Q: What is Our Revolution?
A: “Our Revolution is an organization that is building progressive, grassroots movements all across the country, in a way that reminds people that the political power is in our hands. In order to create a strong democracy, people have to be engaged.
03/23/2018 - On March 22, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018 (S. 2629) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The APWU recognizes the efforts of the four bi-partisan Senators who worked to craft and co-sponsor the proposed legislation - Tom Carper (D-DE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). “The APWU appreciates their efforts to achieve postal legislative reform that is fair to the APWU members, postal workers in general, the public Postal Service and postal customers,” said Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard.
03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard
With the 2018 midterm elections rapidly approaching, we must remain vigilant on the barrage of attacks against our voting rights. Our vote symbolizes the values we believe in and supports the leaders we trust to make decisions affecting our livelihood. We unfortunately still live in a time where there are those who want to silence the voices of millions of citizens by making it more difﬁcult, if not impossible, for us to exercise the fundamental right to vote.
02/23/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3.
The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018 (Pay Period 06-2018), and will total $520.00 per year.
02/21/2018 - The White House introduced its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget to Congress last week. For postal and federal workers, this budget is largely a reintroduction of last year’s failed attacks on our pay and benefits, but takes them even further.
Note: This event has passed. A recording of the livestream of the Tele-Town Hall is now available at this link (your members-only login will be required).
01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
The inaugural Legislative Conference was a resounding success, leaving attendees with tools to protect workers’ rights and prepare for the 2018 midterm elections. On Oct. 1, nearly 300 APWU members learned how to build political, union and community strength during a full day of workshops, an intensive general session and regional breakouts.