08/27/2015 - In a sharply worded letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called the Postal Service’s decision to close mail processing centers and eliminate overnight delivery “a disaster” and urged her to “re-instate overnight delivery standards and speed up the delivery of mail as soon as possible.”
APWU Urges Concerned Citizens to Comment
08/27/2015 - Imagine the danger posed by a sleep-deprived driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer – whether he’s on the highway or driving through your neighborhood.
Despite the hazard, private subcontractors that haul mail for the U.S. Postal Service are seeking an exemption from federal safety rules that prohibit commercial drivers from operating a truck for more than 14 hours after a 10-hour break. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking comments on the request, which must be submitted by Sept. 21.
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Whether it’s with a T-Shirt, button or armband, wearing our solidarity on our sleeve sends a message to management that we’re united. Below are some suggestions that could help increase involvement:
08/26/2015 - The APWU joined more than 50 member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service last month to urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor two bipartisan resolutions to restore mail service standards and protect six-day mail delivery.
08/26/2015 - As people across the country make plans for Labor Day, more than 200,000 postal workers are fighting for a good contract and good service for postal customers – more than three months after the APWU’s collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Postal Service expired.
President Mark Dimondstein is encouraging union members to participate in Labor Day events and to take our message to the people: “As we march in Labor Day parades this year, I urge APWU members to spread the word about our fight – by distributing flyers, brochures and balloons, and gathering signatures on postcards that declare, ‘I Stand with Postal Workers."
APWU President Mark Dimondstein addressed the convention of the American Federation of Government Employees on Aug. 17, and – echoing convention’s theme – asked, “Is it true that AFGE is becoming Big Enough to Win?” The response was a resounding “Yes.”
The APWU is gearing up for 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. Negotiations are set to begin on Feb. 19, three months before the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on May 20.
More than 70 national organizations have joined forces with APWU to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.
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USPS efforts to cut the nation’s mail processing network persists, but the union is fighting back.
Many on Wall Street and in Congress are eager to dismantle the Postal Service so they can turn over the profitable pieces to their cronies in private industry. And they are willing to undermine universal service to the American people to make it happen.
The closure of post offices and shorter hours weaken service and threaten the future of our beloved national treasure. Across the country, the people are fighting back!
The USPS is well positioned to provide basic financial services to those whose needs are unmet by the traditional financial sector.
Legislation that preserves the USPS as a public service for the American people is an over-arching goal of the APWU.
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!
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.
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