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
05/07/2014 - APWU members joined a crowd of 200 that marched through Philadelphia on May 1, stopping at Staples, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, and Comcast to criticize their anti-labor, anti-community policies and to champion the cause of workers’ rights.
01/23/2014 - Members of Pittsburgh Metro Area Local paid visits to the three largest Staples stores near Pittsburgh on Jan. 22 to protest the retail supply chain’s decision to open postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees.
01/15/2014 - The North Jersey Area Local sent a delegation to the Staples store in Totowa on Jan. 14 to express the union’s displeasure with the pilot that establishes postal counters in more than 80 stores in four areas — California, Atlanta, Central Massachusetts and Pittsburgh.
04/18/2013 - Postal managers gave employees Stand-Up Safety Talks on April 18, notifying workers that the FBI has confirmed the presence of ricin on two letters that passed through USPS mail-processing facilities in Memphis TN and Washington DC. One letter was addressed to President Obama; the other was addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS).
04/17/2013 - The union is eagerly awaiting the results of follow-up tests on letters that indicated the presence of ricin, APWU Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher said on April 17 after a teleconference with postal officials from the Capitol Metro Operations Area and the Capitol District. Two letters tested positive for the deadly toxin in preliminary tests on April 16. One letter was addressed to President Obama; the other was addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS).
04/17/2013 - Postal officials have assured APWU President Cliff Guffey that they will update union officials today, April 17, about incidents involving mail that tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison, in preliminary tests on April 16.