02/02/2015 - Carlos Paz has been appointed to the position of Maintenance Craft National Business Agent ‘B’ for the Southern Region, Director Steve Raymer has announced. The appointment is effective Feb. 7.
Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’
APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'
Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.
11/15/2014 - Updated 11/19/2014 - The Nov. 14 National Day of Action to send a message to the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors to Stop Delaying America's Mail! generated extensive media coverage. The events were sponsored by the four postal unions: the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
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Postal Unions Call for National Day of Action Nov. 14
10/16/2014 - The four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to send a message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!
“The Postmaster General is poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they will forever damage the U.S. Postal Service,” the union presidents said.
10/14/2014 - Logic, common sense and the Postal Service’s irresponsible decisions tell us that management will not manage the USPS out of its manufactured financial crisis.
The four postal unions – the APWU, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association – have formed a Postal Union Alliance to protect the interests of workers and the public while defending the public Postal Service. As union members and as individuals, we must rise up and pour our concentrated efforts into the union-led fight to protect those interests.
07/01/2014 - The APWU won an important arbitration award on June 24, when Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service must determine – prior to excessing employees across craft lines – that the employees meet the minimum qualifications for the new position.
Postmaster General Declares War on Service
06/30/2014 - The APWU today denounced plans by the Postal Service to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.
“This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on the Postal Service’s own network,” said union President Mark Dimondstein. The closure of the plants will require the USPS to degrade service standards and delay mail.
“We need a Postmaster General who will champion the Postal Service. Instead, PMG Donahoe is on a rampage to destroy it,” he said
02/10/2014 - Members of the APWU Central Florida Area Local paid a visit to a Staples Store in Orlando on Feb. 8 to protest the privatization of postal retail operations at the office supply retail giant’s stores.
01/24/2014 - The Postal Service announced in the Federal Register on Jan. 24 that it is postponing Phase 2 of its latest mail processing consolidation plan, which was slated to begin on Feb. 1.
01/14/2014 - Members of the Charlotte (NC) Area Local visited three Staples stores on Jan. 14, to deliver letters protesting the establishment of postal retail units staffed by low-wage, non-union, non-postal workers.