Contract Campaign / Negotiations

News about the fight to win a good contract and a vibrant, public Postal Service.

Contract Campaign / Negotiations

News about the fight to win a good contract and a vibrant, public Postal Service.

Plant Closures & Service Cuts

The latest news on USPS plant consolidations and post office service cuts.

Postal Reform Legislation

APWU is on the front lines of the legislative battle to preserve the Postal Service as a public service for the American People.

'Stop Staples!'

News about the union’s campaign to stop the privatization of postal retail operations at Staples stores.

Safe Jobs

A safe workplace must be the right of every worker!  

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Latest News

APWU Web News Article 148-2016

APWU: Postal Reform Bill Needs Work

07/20/2016 - A House committee has approved two important postal measures that may be considered by the full House in the fall. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee adopted the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act (H.R. 5707) in a voice vote on July 12. “While the APWU is encouraged by the bipartisan manner in which the committee has approached postal reform, we are troubled by the inclusion of a number of provisions that we believe will undermine efforts to secure a robust future for the Postal Service,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Unless these provisions are revisited, improved, and changed during consideration of the bill by the full House of Representatives, the APWU will be unable to endorse the legislation.”

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Current Issues

Contract Campaign / Negotiations 2015

The APWU is in the midst of a major battle: The fight to win a good contract for our members, while we fight for a vibrant, public Postal Service for the people of the country. 

Updated 07/23/2016

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

More than 70 national organizations have joined forces with APWU to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.  
 

Updated 04/05/2016

Fighting Consolidation

USPS efforts to cut the nation’s mail processing network persists, but the union is fighting back.

Updated 05/01/2016

Fighting Privatization

Privatizers on Wall Street and in Congress are eager to defund and dismantle the Postal Service so they can turn over the profitable pieces to their cronies in private industry, undermining universal service to the American people.

Updated 07/05/2016

Post Office Closures

Across the country, the people are fighting back against the closure of post offices and shorter hours of operation, which weaken service and threaten the future of our beloved national treasure.

Updated 07/01/2015

Postal Banking

The USPS is well positioned to provide basic financial services to those whose needs are unmet by the traditional financial sector.

Updated 03/24/2016

Postal Legislation

Legislation that preserves the USPS as a public service for the American people is an over-arching goal of the APWU.

Updated 07/20/2016

Stop Delaying America's Mail!

Postal workers and customers across the country have a message for the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America's Mail! 

Updated 07/05/2016

Stop Staples!

The APWU is fighting to stop a shady deal between the USPS and Staples, which jeopardizes mail service and local post offices – along with thousands of living-wage jobs.

Updated 07/19/2016