06/02/2014 - Staples’ board of directors got an earful on June 2, when they attended the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in upscale Palo Alto, CA.
Fifty APWU members and supporters – including students from nearby Stanford University – chanted loud enough to be heard throughout the executives’ brief deliberations in the swanky Garden Court Hotel.
“The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale,” protesters shouted, and “Whose Post Office? The people’s post office!”
01/23/2014 - APWU leaders in California recently finished visiting dozens of Staples Outlets near San Francisco to deliver the union’s message: Opening postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees is a disservice to postal workers and the nation’s mail service.
01/17/2014 - APWU leaders in California recently delivered the union’s message to 13 Staples stores in the San Francisco Bay area: Opening postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees is a disservice to postal workers and the nation’s mail service.
09/23/2013 - Postal workers who suffered property losses due to the recent flooding in Colorado may be eligible for financial assistance through the Postal Relief Fund (PERF).
Sixty-five USPS workers suffered damage to their homes as a result of the flooding, which inundated parts of nine counties, reports APWU Human Relations Department Director Sue Carney.
Postal employees and retirees whose homes were completely destroyed or who anticipate being displaced from their primary residence for an extended period of time due to significant flooding damage are eligible to receive disaster assistance grants from PERF.
Thanks to changes recently implemented by the PERF Executive Committee, disaster assistance grants are available immediately, when aid is needed the most. Applicants no longer have to wait for federal relief agencies and insurance companies to adjudicate claims before they are able to receive a PERF grant to help them procure a new residence, purchase new clothes and other necessities.
The committee also streamlined the application process by creating a new application, requiring less documentation and allowing employees up to 120 days to apply.
PERF Needs Your Support
“In the past year Hurricane Sandy, the Moore, OK tornados, the Canyon wildfires, and the Colorado floods have placed enormous burdens on PERF,” Carney noted. “Our brothers and sisters have suffered unimaginable losses from these tragic events,” she said, “and I encourage APWU members, along with our local and state organizations to give to PERF.”
09/12/2013 - On the final day of the AFL-CIO convention, postal unions joined forces to win passage of a resolution favoring “Innovation and Growth, Not Downsizing and Decline” for the U.S. Postal Service. The resolution was adopted on Sept. 11 by acclamation.
05/15/2013 - Preliminary lab tests indicated the presence of ricin on two suspicious letters in Spokane WA, the Postal Service told the APWU on May 15. The letters are being analyzed and tested further for hazardous material, according to a Mandatory Stand-Up Talk management presented to workers.