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.
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.
09/10/2014 - Opponents of a no-bid deal between Staples and the USPS are taking the fight to the Massachusetts-based company’s home turf. In August, postal workers, teachers and customers staged rallies in and around Boston, and they’re planning to conduct continuing protests in the region. The APWU is also reaching out to workers and students at Harvard, whose president, Drew Faust, sits on Staples’ board of directors.
09/06/2014 - Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy condemned USPS plans to consolidate two Processing and Distribution Centers in the state at a press conference on Aug. 27 and urged Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to agree to a one-year moratorium on 82 plant consolidations that are scheduled to begin in January. The senators were joined at the press conference by about 50 APWU members who chanted, “The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale.”
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.
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
12/13/2013 - The APWU Maintenance Division Council has unanimously approved the appointment by Director Steve Raymer of Christopher Howe as Maintenance Craft National Business Agent for the Northeast Region. The appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2014.