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.

'Stop Staples!'

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

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.

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Latest News

APWU Web News Article 083-2015

National Day of Action Against Fast Track, TPP Set for April 18

04/16/2015 - Saturday, April 18, has been designated a National Day of Action to oppose a trade deal that would be terrible for working people: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP has been devised behind closed doors, with the help of Wall Street and corporate lobbyists and has the support of the White House. The negotiations are purportedly aimed at increasing international trade and investments by lowering tariffs and other trade barriers among participating countries.

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Members Eligible For Maintenance Craft's AOI Remedy Identified

04/14/2015 - Maintenance Craft employees who are eligible for a monetary remedy in the Associate Office Infrastructure (AOI) arbitration award have been identified, Director Steve Raymer has announced. Checks to union members are currently being processed.

Eligible employees are those who occupied an ET-10, ET-11, AMS-8 or AMT-9 positions on Dec. 11, 2014, as well as any (former) ETs who were in a saved grade status on that date.

APWU Web News Article 078-2015

NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach

Complaint over Cyber Intrusion Would Set Precedent

04/08/2015 - In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach. The incident, which was revealed to the union and employees in mid-November, compromised the personal information of hundreds of thousands of current and former postal employees. 

As a result of the cyber intrusion, employees’ Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, and injury claim information were accessed from postal data systems over a period of months.  In response, the Postal Service decided unilaterally to offer employees just one year of free credit reporting.

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Current Issues

Contract Campaign / Negotiations 2015

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.

Updated 05/01/2015

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

More than 60 national organizations have joined forces with APWU to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.

Updated 03/20/2015

Fighting Consolidation

Visit www.StopMailDelays.org for more.

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

Updated 04/17/2015

Fighting Privatization

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.

Updated 04/06/2015

Post Office Closures

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!

Updated 01/16/2015

Postal Banking

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

Updated 04/01/2015

Postal Legislation

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

Updated 04/14/2015

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 02/10/2015

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 04/02/2015