10/06/2017 - When disaster strikes, workers can be counted on to show up and help out in times of need. When the call came in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation, it was no different – our union family stepped up to support our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico.
08/29/2017 - Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially our fellow APWU members.
In solidarity, all APWU members are encouraged to continue to donate to the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF). PERF provides relief grants to assist qualifying active and retired postal employees impacted by natural disasters, to help re-establish residence and replenish necessities in the aftermath of a devastating loss.
06/05/2015 - Union members living in areas impacted by the recent severe storms and widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, and who participate in Union Plus programs may be eligible for financial assistance. More than 20 people were killed as a result of the storms and in the Houston area alone more than 4,000 properties were damaged and 2,500 vehicles were abandoned.
05/22/2013 - The tornado that killed 24 people in Moore OK has claimed the life of Richard L. Jones, a Tour 3 Clerk who was a member of the Oklahoma City Area Local. Jones worked at the mail processing facility, where he was well-liked by his co-workers.
12/21/2012 - Postal workers who suffered property losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy may be eligible to receive free uniforms, thanks to a business group.
12/18/2012 - The union has distributed $59,750 from the APWU Disaster Fund to 14 union members who suffered devastating losses as a result of Hurricane Sandy and to the family of Lenny Montalto, Human Relations Director Sue Carney has announced. Montalto, who served as an officer of the Staten Island Local, lost his life in the storm.
12/05/2012 - A New York City congressman has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to name a Staten Island postal facility after Lenny Montalto, the APWU member who lost his life trying to save his home from flooding during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012.
Help for Victims of Hurricane Sandy:
12/05/2012 - Postal and federal employees affected by Hurricane Sandy will find it easier to tap into retirement savings to help repair their homes, replace lost property, or to aid family members suffering from the massive storm, which devastated hundreds of communities in the northeast. To assist Hurricane Sandy victims, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a tax-deferred retirement savings and investment plan for government workers, has announced temporary changes to its withdrawal rules.
11/28/2012 - The APWU is attempting to identify union members who are suffering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated hundreds of communities in the northeast and killed more than 100 people. Leonard Montalto, an officer of the Staten Island Local APWU, lost his life in the storm.
Special Collection for Hurricane Sandy Victims
11/15/2012 - Damages caused by Hurricane Sandy have created severe hardships for workers in several Northeastern states — including many postal workers.