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APWU Web News Article 6-2018

WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects

01/11/2018 - The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU... It is not the place of the national APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is decision with implications that members should know and consider.

APWU Web News Article 66-2017

JCIM is Available

Order Yours Today!

06/29/2017 -

The 2017 Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM), a resource for the administration of the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, is published! Members can order their bound JCIM for $6 from the APWU Store. Click here to preorder and here for an electronic copy.


APWU Web News Article 62-2017

APWU and Mail Handlers Union Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts”

06/22/2017 - On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause massive disruption to the workforce but will cause further degradation of postal services for the American people throughout the country.” 

APWU Web News Article 241-2016

Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

11/16/2016 - According to USPS’s financial results released on Nov. 15, the Postal Service gained $610 million in operating profit in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Despite what the headlines say, the Postal Service has now been operating in the black for three straight years, with operating profits totaling $3.2 billion since 2013.

Unfortunately, this good news is overshadowed in press reports by the reported $5.6 billion “loss.” The only cause of that is the Postal Service is unnecessarily saddled by Congress with a mandate to fully pre-fund future retiree health care under the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). This pre-funding mandate is something no other government agency, private corporation, or organization is required to do...

APWU Web News Article 099-2015

USPS Second Quarter Operating Profit Totals $313 Million

Good News Continues as Operating Profit for First Half of Year Exceeds All of Last Year

05/11/2015 - The Postal Service’s operating profit for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 totaled $313 million, putting the surplus for the first half of the year above $1.3 billion – more than all of last year’s operating profit. “These steadily increasing profits are good news for the Postal Service and for the people,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “There is no justification for management to continue to degrade service and shut postal facilities. “Now is a perfect time to strengthen – not dismantle – our national treasure,” he  said.

APWU Web News Article 234-2014

Custodian TL 5 Implementation Schedule (As of Nov. 22, 2014)

12/17/2014 - The USPS and APWU agreed to implement the MS-47 TL-5 dated June 27, 2014, and its cleaning procedures at no more than 15 facilities during Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (for purposes of this MOU only, a "facility" is a single site or location which has its own PS Form 4869, PS Form 4839, and PS Form 4852). By the end of FY 2015, no more than 100 facilities shall have the MS-47 TL-5 cleaning procedures implemented. (This number 100 includes facilities, where the MS-47 TL-5 was implemented in FY 2014). The implementation in the remaining facilities shall be completed thereafter. Click here to view the full implementation list, as of November 22, 2014.

APWU News Bulletin

Ed Schultz: ‘Most Dishonest Campaign Ever’

08/23/2012 - Ed Schultz, host of the Ed Show on MSNBC, and the best friend postal workers have on television today, addressed the delegates on Day 4 of the National Convention.

ALSO: Delegates to USPS Board of Governors: Honor Our Contract, Save the Postal Service.

AND: Postal Workers Around the World Stand In Solidarity with the APWU.