04/17/2012 - The Senate is expected to consider a revised version of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, on Tuesday, April 17, with proceedings broadcast and Webcast live on C-SPAN.
04/13/2012 - Plans for April 17, Tax Day, are moving into high gear, with hundreds of locals organizing activities.
Use This Time to Advocate Union’s Position, APWU Says
03/27/2012 - The Senate is expected to vote on postal legislation in mid-April, following a congressional recess, APWU Legislative and Political Director Myke Reid has reported.
03/13/2012 - The APWU is launching the next phase of its television ad campaign, with spots to begin airing on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News on Wednesday March 14, President Cliff Guffey has announced.
03/08/2012 - The Postal Service’s announcement on March 7 that it would suspend consolidation of mail processing and distribution centers during the “election mailing season” seems to have raised more questions than it answered.
Of 264 facilities studied for closure, 223 were approved for consolidation. Six are still being studied. Only 35 consolidations were disapproved — at this time.
02/23/2012 - The Postal Service’s announcement on Feb. 23 that it has approved 223 mail processing plants for consolidation leaves union members just one option, APWU President Cliff Guffey said: We must continue the fight!“That means getting Congress to act now to Save America’s Postal Service,” he said.
Union: Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Damage
06/29/2011 - The Postal Service is in danger of financial collapse, and could close its doors as early as July 2012.
Rep. Issa’s Bill:
06/24/2011 - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the powerful chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has introduced a bill, H.R. 2309, that is “a reckless assault on postal workers and the Postal Service,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey.
01/19/2010 - Echoing APWU criticisms, a recent audit by the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) concluded that after more than five years of initiatives aimed at streamlining the mail-processing network, the Postal Service has failed to establish criteria for identifying consolidation opportunities. The USPS has made only limited progress in implementing Area Mail Processing consolidations in the Processing & Distribution network, the Jan. 7 report says.