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Additional Extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification, Agreed to by APWU & USPS

October 7, 2021

On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original April 3, 2020 Memorandum of...

Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions until Dec. 31

October 1, 2021

President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs late last night (September 30), through December 31, 2021. The liberal leave policy has...

Statement on USPS Service Standard Changes

September 30, 2021

“The people deserve the prompt, reliable and efficient mail service promised under the law,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “Postal workers...

Jason Treier to Serve as Maintenance Division Assistant Director

September 27, 2021

“Brother Jason is already a member of 2021 National Maintenance Negotiation Team,” Said Director Balogun. “I look forward to working with him at the...

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Union Secures Third Historic Staffing Agreement

Today, the American Postal Workers Union and postal management signed a major new agreement to address longstanding understaffing issues in mail processing functions at the Postal Service.

Under the terms of the new agreement the “Function” 1 mail processing staffing will be increased with 3,741 new career positions. The agreement also establishes the additional conversion of at least 3,641 PSEs to career. In total the agreement will result in the 7,400 PSE conversions.

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APWU – Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future!

One Team, One Fight

Our CATs were born as Contract Action Teams in 2015.

They were a hugely successful part of our Fighting Today for A Better Tomorrow Contract Campaign. Building on the activism of Contract Action Teams, CATs have changed their names to: Collective Action Teams.

Now in addition to contract campaigns, CATS will educate, agitate, organize, and mobilize members and allies to build a culture of collective action and help members become a stronger part of all of the union’s campaigns.


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Contract Town Hall, August 24, 2021

APWU - Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future

On August 24, APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman, the National Craft Directors and other members of the National Negotiating Committee gave the latest news and updates from contract negotiations with the United States Postal Service. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This page is a resource for members to find information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Your union officers are holding ongoing conversations with the Postal Service about COVID-19. We will continue to be in discussions with the Postal Service as the spread of the disease widens around the world and new information is learned.

The APWU always prioritizes health and safety and is engaged on this issue. We are not allowing the Postal Service to take a passive approach to the risks of the disease.

Contract survey

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (aka CBA or union contract) between the APWU and the USPS sets the wages, hours, rights, job security and working conditions of postal workers. The current contract expires on September 20, 2021. Preparations are already underway with the official negotiation period beginning this June.

The APWU National negotiating team wants to hear from you. Let us know what your priorities are for a new union contract.

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APWU Health Plan 36th Annual Open Season Virtual Seminar

October 20, 2021 to October 22, 2021


The virtual conference will be held from 11AM - 5PM EST.

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Social Justice & Racial Equality Zoom Training

October 26, 2021

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Basic Stewards’ Training Zoom Training

October 27, 2021

For New Stewards Only - Attending this training does not automatically qualify you as a shop steward.  Contact your local president for procedures on becoming a steward.

Fighting Discipline Zoom Training

October 28, 2021

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APWU POWER’s 20th Biennial National Convention - POSTPONED

November 4, 2021 to November 6, 2021


APWU POWER’s 20th Biennial National Convention scheduled for November 4-6, 2021 has been postponed and will be rescheduled. For additional information contact Joyce B. Robinson at

APWU POWER’s 20th Biennial National Convention scheduled for November 4-6, 2021 has been postponed and will be rescheduled. For additional information contact Joyce B. Robinson at