11/18/2014 - Two new national officers were appointed recently to fill vacant National Business Agent positions: James Stevenson was appointed Clerk Craft National Business Agent “C” for the Chicago Region, effective Oct. 13, and Rufina J. Pagaduan was appointed All-Craft National Business Agent for the Pacific Area, effective Nov. 15.
Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’
APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'
Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.
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.
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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.
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Gilbert C. Ybarra, Clerk Craft National Business Agent for the San Francisco Region, passed away Oct. 2, following a motorcycle accident.
09/11/2014 - If Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe thought his speech to a group of business mailers in Salt Lake City on Sept. 10 was going to be a quiet, uneventful affair, he was mistaken.
A coalition of unions and postal customers showed up outside the Grand America Hotel, the site of the speech, to protest the PMG’s plans to privatize postal operations and cut service to the people.
“We are here today to tell Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe that his destructive cutbacks to the American people’s Postal Service will not be tolerated,” Charlie Cash, president of Salt Lake City Area Local APWU, told media outlets.
09/11/2014 - The Postmaster General’s Federal Register announcement makes management’s intent to impose more consolidations and cuts crystal clear. Even if we succeed in our legislative efforts, the USPS Board of Governors will plow ahead with their strategic initiatives to “rationalize” the network and streamline the workforce. The next wave of consolidated attack is slated for January 2015. So we MUST PREPARE!
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Thousands of Teachers, Postal Workers and Public Employees to Protest Post Office Outsourcing to Staples Stores Today
American Federation of Teachers Convention Delegates to Vote on Boycott of Office and School Supply Chain Store Staples and then Stage Protest, Joined by Postal Workers and Other Supporters, Outside L.A. Convention Center
07/12/2014 - Thousands of delegates to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Convention meeting in Los Angeles this week will vote to boycott the bulk goods retailer Staples today. Outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, at 6 pm, they will join postal workers and other supporters in protesting the outsourcing of U.S. Post Office jobs and services.
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.
Postmaster General Declares War on Service
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