08/10/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per year.
07/26/2018 - In the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the US Postal Service, the parties established a “Workforce Benefits, Employment Opportunities, Training and Education Fund.” The purpose of the fund was to provide for the Postal Service’s share of health insurance benefits to PSEs and to provide additional resources for new PSE benefits.
07/23/2018 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell
The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has begun bargaining with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for a new contract, and members know this is our bread and butter. This is one of the primary reasons why we signed up to join our union. We are focused on getting the best deal possible for our members and their families while securing the future of the postal service.
Because our members have been united, in the past we’ve been successful. If we stay united, with a broad vision of social justice, I believe we will be successful now and into the future.
07/02/2018 - American Postal Workers Union members from coast-to-coast say why they are FIRED UP AND READY TO GO for the 2018 Contract Negotiations!
Watch and Listen:
07/01/2018 - Watch President Dimondstein's strong remarks to lead off opening day of contract talks.
06/26/2018 - Members of the American Postal Workers Union got fired up for the opening of collective bargaining with a raucous rally on the evening before negotiations began, promising intense member engagement across the country.
06/21/2018 - APWU invites all members and allies to join us online for the Contract Negotiations Opening Day Kick-Off Rally on June 25 at 7PM EDT. Several labor allies, political leaders, and community supporters will be joining in. We will be streaming the event live from our website and on YouTube. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook by clicking here. Please share far and wide with your coworkers, family and friends.
October 6, 1956 - June 16, 2018
Brother Steven G. Raymer, who served as the union’s Maintenance Division Director for the past 17 years, was on the union’s National Executive Board and a lifetime trade unionist passed away suddenly from a heart attack on June 16, 2018. Steve was 61 at the time of his death.
05/01/2018 - This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
On Feb. 13, APWU National officers and staff attended an American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) rally against staffing cuts and efforts to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth "Liz" Powell spoke at the rally.