08/11/2017 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, 2017 (Pay Period 19-2017), and will total $270.00 per year.
This Postal Heritage Day, two APWU locals celebrated the USPS’ 242nd birthday by holding informational pickets informing the public about the proposed job cuts by USPS management through reversions, abolishments and excessing – further disrupting services to the public.
07/20/2017 - Following strong resistance from the APWU - and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) - USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations.
05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By Southern Regional Coordinator Kennith Beasley
The headline above is sometimes a hard thing to set and keep in motion because some of our members are usually concentrating on their own private concerns. However, there are constant and enormous challenges that require our membership’s prompt and undivided attention. Members must be reminded that their jobs and personal concerns are equally important.
APWU members stood in solidarity at the “March on Mississippi” with Nissan workers attempting to organize a union and join the United Auto Workers (UAW).
Over five thousand union brothers and sisters protested near the Nissan plant in Canton, MS, in support of the plant’s workers fighting to organize the notoriously anti-union plant. After the rally, workers marched two miles to the plant. They delivered a letter to Nissan demanding the right to vote for union representation and for a contract to address wages, require safer working conditions and improve job security – free of fear or intimidation.
10/19/2016 - Union members who have been affected by the recent flooding in North Carolina and participate in certain Union Plus programs may be eligible for assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.
07/08/2016 - (This article first appeared in the July-August issue of The American Postal Worker Magazine)
Sustaining a viable postal service has been a major concern of postal employees on the workroom floor. We have seen the threat of privatization coming from all sides and from every angle. Somehow, upper management has gotten the foolish idea that cutting service will help the Postal Service with its alleged financial delinquencies.
06/30/2016 - If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the recent deadly floods and mudslides that struck West Virginia, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Unprecedented flooding has left thousands of families displaced, and many do not have flood insurance.
APWU members in South Carolina have been building support for Bernie Sanders' campaign for President.