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APWU News Bulletin

Delegates Debate, Approve Resolutions In Preparation for USPS Contract Talks

08/16/2006 -


Delegates discuss a resolution before
lining up at a floor microphone to take
part in the debate.

APWU members at the 18th Biennial National Convention displayed overwhelming unity Tuesday in approving resolutions intended to guide the union’s negotiators in collective bargaining this year. Negotiations for a new contract begin Aug. 29.

APWU Web News Article 47-2006

APWU Convention Delegates to Protest Decline in Service

08/15/2006 - Philadelphians are keenly aware of a decline in area mail service in recent months, and Thursday afternoon the APWU will help make sure that residents hear that the dramatic deterioration in service is the result of ill-advised postal policies that can — and should — be changed. 

Postal workers will take to the streets Aug. 17, in a rally at the 30th Street Post Office. The protest will coincide with the convention’s traditional “Blue T-Shirt Day,” when approximately 3,000 delegates will wear the union colors.

APWU News Bulletin

Celebrate: '100 Years of Progress'

08/15/2006 -


Chester Parrish, left, and President William Burrus
cut into the ceremonial cake.

It would not have been much of a birthday without a cake, so the American Postal Workers Union kicked off its 18th Biennial National Convention with a salute to a century of accomplishments and cake for 3,000.

The cake was distributed to convention delegates at the close of a 17-minute video presentation that celebrated the history of postal worker unionism.

Press Release

Postal Workers Warn of Service Delays Under USPS ‘Consolidation’ Plan

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.

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Union President Condemns USPS Plans to Privatize AMCs

07/10/2006 - APWU President William Burrus has denounced Postal Service plans to subcontract work currently performed by bargaining unit employees at more than half of the nation’s Air Mail Centers. “This ill-advised adventure would privatize an important and sensitive sector of the United States Postal Service, slashing the postal workforce and jeopardizing security and service to ordinary citizens,” he said. “Once again, management is succumbing to the demands of the big advertising mailers.”

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APWU Asks District Court to Put Consolidation on Hold

04/25/2006 - The APWU filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on April 21, charging that the Postal Service violated the Postal Reorganization Act in implementing its “network realignment” plan, known as Evolutionary Network Development (END). The complaint seeks a judgment that management violated the 1970 law, as well as an injunction against future violations.

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APWU Legislative Department Launches E-Mail Alert System

03/23/2006 - The APWU Legislative Department has established an e-mail alert system to help union members react quickly to important developments. “Legislative matters can change with very little notice,” said Legislative Director Myke Reid. “And with the security measures that are in place on Capitol Hill, letters are often delayed until it is too late to affect a representative’s actions on important legislative issues.

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