02/06/2012 - Postal reform is a hot topic in Congress as the Senate prepares to vote on the 21st Century Postal Service Act, and APWU President Cliff Guffey is urging union members to contact their senators and let them know: Senate bill 1789 is unacceptable in its current form.
APWU Members Must Take Action NOW!
01/27/2012 - The APWU has learned that the Senate will consider postal legislation very soon, and President Cliff Guffey is asking union members to contact their senators immediately and tell them that the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S. 1789) is unacceptable in its current form.
12/30/2011 - Postal Service plans to close a many as 3,600 retail facilities is based on questionable data, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) recently concluded.
12/13/2011 - The Postal Service has announced a five-month moratorium on the closure of post offices and mail processing facilities, in response to a request from 22 senators.
ALSO: An arbitration hearing began on Dec. 13, 2011, on the first two of several disputes that arose when management incorrectly implemented new provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
AND: A Holiday Message
Is Your Senator on Board?
12/09/2011 - Twenty senators are asking Congress to impose a six-month moratorium on USPS plans to consolidate more than 250 mail processing plants, close thousands of post offices, and eliminate overnight mail delivery, in order to give lawmakers an opportunity to consider postal reform legislation.
Degrading Mail Service Will Hurt, Not Help, USPS
12/05/2011 - “The Postal Service plan will hasten the demise of the USPS,” APWU President Cliff Guffey said in response to the agency’s announcement that it would seek an advisory opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on plans to eliminate next-day delivery of first-class mail and periodicals.
11/21/2011 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently introduced the Postal Service Protection Act (S. 1853), a bill that would go a long way toward resolving the USPS financial crisis, Legislative and Political Director Myke Reid reports.
10/28/2011 - President Guffey is asking APWU members to collect signatures on a petition [PDF] to Congress urging senators and representatives to oppose plans to close post offices, shutter mail processing facilities, and drastically degrade service to the American people.
10/17/2011 - A video of the union’s fight to save America’s Postal Service can be viewed online.
10/06/2011 - The APWU is challenging proposed changes to USPS service standards that would result from a major reduction in the number of mail processing facilities.