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 150-2015

Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare!

07/30/2015 -


Retirees Director Judy Beard speaking
at the rally at the Capitol.

At 87 events in 37 states on July 30, unions, seniors, medical professionals and others held special celebrations in honor of Medicare’s 50th birthday.

“Today’s 50th anniversary of Medicare is not just a moment, it is a movement. We need to protect, improve and expand Medicare,” said APWU Retirees Director Judy Beard at the rally in Washington, DC.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was the only presidential candidate to attend the event, which was sponsored by National Nurses United.

 

APWU Web News Article 149-2015

Happy 240th Birthday, Postal Service!

Locals Celebrate 'Postal Heritage Day'

07/28/2015 -


In Washington, DC: Assistant Clerk Craft Director Lynn Pallas-Barber,
Nations' Capital Southern Maryland Local
President Dena Briscoe, 
a clerk from the Dorothy Height Post Office,
President Mark Dimondstein and Vice President Debby Szeredy.

A number of locals joined in with others in wishing the Postal Service a Happy 240th Birthday on July 26, "Postal Heritage Day."

 

APWU Web News Article 146-2015

APWU, USPS Reach Settlement On PSE Fingerprint Compensation, Costs

07/21/2015 - The APWU and the Postal Service signed an agreement on July 15, 2015, that will compensate Postal Support Employees (PSEs) for the time they spent and costs they incurred to obtain fingerprints for background investigations that were required for their conversion to career status, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon has announced. 

In accordance with the settlement, the Postal Service is responsible for any “direct costs” of fingerprinting, including mileage.

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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 07/31/2015

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.  
Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AGrandAlliance and Twitter @AGrandAlliance

Updated 07/01/2015

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 07/01/2015

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 07/20/2015

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 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 07/01/2015

Postal Legislation

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

Updated 07/24/2015

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 07/15/2015

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 07/09/2015