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Together, Stop Consolidations and Mail Delays!

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

This is a crucial time for postal workers and people who depend upon a public Postal Service. While we are engaged in the continued fight against consolidations and closures of processing plants, we are also fighting crushing mail delays that have impacted people all across the nation. We also are fighting to return mail standards to pre-Jan. 5, 2015, levels.

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Democracy Awakening Converges at Capitol

04/18/2016 -

Some of the APWU contingent on April 18.

Dozens of APWU officers and staffers joined thousands of labor, civil rights, environmental and political reform groups at the Capitol on April 17 and 18 to participate in the Democracy Awakening. The event was the culmination of more than a week of rallies, teach-ins and non-violent protests calling on the government to expand voting rights and get money out of politics. 

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USPS Loses Money on Closures and Mail Slowdown Plan

03/07/2016 - Over the last few weeks, news has spread about a bombshell report that postal management’s supposed cost-saving decision to shutter plants and slow down the mail has actually lost the USPS money. As reported in Government Executive, “The U.S. Postal Service has long sold its decision to reduce the size of its physical footprint as a necessary evil, a painful cost-cutting measure required to adapt to the changing landscape of mail delivery. One problem: It did not cut costs.”

A Chance for Change in 2016

03/01/2016 -

Thousands of APWU members took part in the 2014 convention. 
Get involved and join the fight for justice.

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) 

This year there is so much at stake for apwu members. This is a presidential election year, an APWU national officers election year, an APWU National Convention year, and we are still in the midst of the struggle for Good Postal Service!Good Jobs!Good Contract!

Pocatello Takes On Washington

01/01/2016 -

Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad speaks to a reporter at a
Pocatello Local rally, also attended by
Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine).

A group of elected officials from Southeastern Idaho have distinguished themselves as champions of the people. Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England, Bannock County Commissioner Howard Manwaring, Pocatello Planning and Development Service Director Lon Crowell, and Old Town Pocatello Executive Director Stephanie Palagi went to Washington, DC, at the end of October to fight to keep their mail processing plant operating and to keep post offices in their communities open.

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Important Arbitration Win in Fight Against Plant Closures and Consolidations

12/04/2015 - Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled on Dec. 3, 2015, that the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may now go forward with their Step 4 grievances challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close or consolidate approximately 82 mail processing facilities starting January of 2015.  The grievances had contended that the consolidations violated the PO-408 Handbook, Closures and Consolidations Area Mail Processing (AMP) Guidelines.


Making Sure America Unites to Save Our Public Postal Service

11/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

How can we make sure America unites with us to stop the destruction of the public Postal Service?

We need to make support for the people’s Postal Service an issue in the presidential race. We want our future president – and members of Congress – to take a stand against privatization.

A Woman’s Place is in Her Union.

11/01/2015 -

New POWER Coordinators with Joyce Robinson:
Charlotte Hiatt, Linda Terry, Robinson, Betty James-Leaks,
Michelle Boulware, and Tracy Blakely.

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

APWU members from across the country cheered the theme of the 17th Biennial Convention of POWER (Post Office Women for Equal Rights) in Atlanta in August: A Woman’s Place is in Her Union.