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.
03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez
I’m not referring to New Year’s resolutions many of us already broke. I refer to what promises to be an interesting year.
After a visit from the APWU on April 25, second graders at St. Anne’s Elementary School were eager to teach their parents lessons they learned about the Postal Service.
(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
At times, members get frustrated by the level of union representation they receive. And yes, sometimes our representation falls short. But I also suspect that much of the frustration comes from misunderstanding how our union functions.
03/22/2016 - Ahead of this week's caucus, APWU members were among the participants in a massive rally in Seattle, WA, in support of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
On Saturday. Feb. 27, APWU members joined nurses, students, and community members for a rally at the California Democratic Party State Convention to show their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Members of the Greater Seattle Area Local participated in a spirited Labor for Bernie rally on Feb. 21. Speaking at the event, Local Vice President David Yao recalled Sen. Sanders’ support for postal banking and the public Postal Service, his opposition to mail processing plant closures, and his electrifying speech at the APWU’s All-Craft Conference in October.