11/05/2014 - We regret to inform you that Greg See, Assistant Director of the Maintenance Division, passed away on Nov. 4. He was a member of the Mansfield (OH) Area Local, where he previously served as president.
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.
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
01/24/2014 - On a recent winter morning, members of the Youngstown Ohio Area Local visited a Staples outlet in New Castle, PA to protest the office supply company's efforts to open postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees.
01/16/2014 - Postal workers in Springfield IL delivered a letter to the city’s Staples franchise on Jan. 14 voicing opposition to the retail chain’s plans for opening pilot postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees in more than 80 Staple stores.
09/24/2013 - Members of the APWU Saint Louis Gateway Area Local visited with staff for U.S. senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) to urge the lawmakers to support the Postal Service Protection Act (S. 316) — and to oppose a postal reform bill (S. 1486) introduced by senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK).
02/11/2013 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the USPS for unsafe working conditions following the death of mechanic Steny Wing Hoi Yu, who died July 27 from injuries he sustained while working at the Detroit NDC.