About This Web site

Welcome to , the official website of the American Postal Workers Union.

This website is one of the means by which the union makes news and other useful information available to its members and the public. It is supported by membership dues and contributions, and operated by the union's staff at APWU national headquarters in Washington, DC.

This Web site includes thousands of published pages, images and downloadable files. The site's architecture is designed to group together related content presented by the union's national officers, departments and divisions. To locate content, look under the appropriate Department and Division pages. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please try the search engine or other navigational aids before contacting union headquarters.

The material on this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. You may use it to learn about the benefits of APWU membership, to learn about postal and union news and events, or to obtain specific documents that can help answer questions about workplace issues.

However, the APWU does not guarantee the compete accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on this site's various pages, or other Web sites that we may provide links to.

If you are seeking union assistance to resolve a grievance or other matter requiring union representation, you must contact the appropriate union officer at the local or regional level.

Copyright Information:

The material on this Internet site may be downloaded by APWU members and the public. No documents from this Web site may be reproduced in any form without express written permission, except by affiliates and members of the APWU. Affiliates and members may excerpt or use the entirety of content without written permission provided that they properly attribute the excerpt or content to the APWU. The copyright remains in effect in the case of all permitted usage.

Copyright of photographs and other artwork that appear on this site may belong to other entities or individual photographers and artists; in such cases reprint permission may be granted only by them. Contact the APWU Communications Department for written permission to reproduce any content, photographs or artwork that appears on this Web site, or for assistance in obtaining permission from another vendor.

Legal Disclaimer

Improper access and use of this Internet site is also strictly prohibited and may subject an unauthorized user to criminal and civil penalties, including indemnification to the APWU for losses or damages caused by such unauthorized use such as, but not limited to, unauthorized uploading or posting of information and copyright infringement.

In no event shall the APWU, or any other third parties mentioned on this Internet site, be liable for any damages arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any Internet sites linked to this site, or the materials or information contained on all such sites. The APWU makes no commitment to update the information contained on this site and, as such, the information on this site is not guaranteed to be current.

This site provides links to sites operated by other organizations, but the APWU is not responsible for the content or the availability of these sites. The inclusion of such links is neither intended nor understood to constitute any implied or express approval or acceptance of the validity of the information contained on such sites.

The information contained on the APWU Web site does not constitute financial or legal advice. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information found here without obtaining professional guidance from a local or regional union officer regarding your particular facts and circumstances. The APWU expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or actions not taken based on the content of this Internet site. The APWU and any entities mentioned herein (including entities for which an Internet link is provided) expressly disclaim all liability for any losses, claims, injuries, or damages-whether direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or otherwise-arising from the use of any information contained on this Web site.

If any provision in this Disclaimer is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect to the fullest extent possible under the law.

Privacy Policy

Web site Usage/Information Collection

The APWU Web site does not collect or store personally identifiable information unless you agree to provide it. We may collect aggregate information to measure visitor activity to improve the site's usefulness. For example, we may track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole, then provide a "short cut" to such content on the homepage. We do not track the pages that you or any individual visitor may look at during a visit to our site, and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. The APWU does not share, store or use personally identifiable information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and the APWU Web site’s Disclaimer.

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page so that you can always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy will never be made retroactively.


The APWU Web site uses cookies for gathering web usage statistics, including the number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular web pages, and other information. A cookie is a small file that our server places on your computer to help the server recognize you as a returning visitor. If you log into the members-only area, the Web site will also use a cookie to facilitate your online visit by "remembering" that you have already logged in. The APWU does not use cookies to track the specific pages an individual visitor views.

Outside Links

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. The APWU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. Please note: the "APWU Store" is a separate Web site run by K&R Industries of Chantilly, VA. See for further information and its privacy policy.

Security (Including Online Credit Card Transactions)

This site utilizes security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. You know you are on a secure page when you see the prefix "https" in your browser's address bar.

APWU employees are granted access to personally identifiable information only when they need such information to perform a specific job. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices and the servers that store sensitive information are kept in a secure environment.

The APWU accepts online contributions and payments via major credit cards. The information we collect when you make an online contribution or payment is transmitted to a secure credit card processing service using industry standard 128-bit SSL data encryption. The credit card processing service is accredited through the Visa U.S.A. Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. The PCI Data Security Standard was developed by Visa and MasterCard to create common industry security requirements to ensure the highest standard of due care to help keep sensitive cardholder data safe. A detailed description of the Visa CISP compliance validation procedures for merchants and service providers can be found at

Contacting the APWU Webmaster

If you experience a problem using this Web site, have an idea about how to make it better, or would like to send your comments, please write to us at

We monitor the Webmaster’s e-mail for messages about the site’s operation only.

Other types of inquiries – including questions about APWU or postal operations, requests for assistance with grievances, etc. – must be directed to the appropriate union representative, such as your steward, local president, or national business agent. (If you are a Member-at-Large, inquiries should be directed to your state president.)

Information about how to reach APWU national officers, as well as their areas of responsibility, is provided on the Contact Us page on this Web site.

Contact information for your local union officers and the Regional Coordinator and National Business Agents who represent you is available in the Members Only section. Select “My Local and Personal Info,” then log-in and visit the links under “My Local Profile.”