APWU Labor 2020

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The most important election of our lifetime is right around the corner.

To win, we must vote like the Postal Service depends on it, because it does.

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National APWU Encourages Continued COVID-19 Safety Diligence

October 16, 2020

Over recent weeks, the United States has experienced a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country. According to the Washington Post, since...

World Post Day

October 9, 2020

October 9 is World Post Day, a moment to celebrate the unique and vital role postal workers play in the civic, economic and social life of people...

Two Additional Federal Courts Issue Injunctions Against Postal Service’s Policy Changes

October 2, 2020

Two federal district courts have entered a third and fourth injunction against the Postal Service to undo the policy changes that it implemented over...

Second Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Postal Service To Protect Election Mail

September 24, 2020

On Monday, Judge Victor Marrero on the federal district court for the Southern District of New York issued the second nationwide injunction against...

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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.

Retroactive Pay Scheduled

The retroactive pay (also called back-pay) due under the terms of the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement is scheduled to be in paychecks dated September 4, 2020. The Industrial Relations Department has had a lot of questions regarding this pay. There are multiple variables that will determine how much any one employee will receive.


Be a Part of History - Georgetown University's Essential Worker History

Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor is speaking to all the essential workers about their pandemic experiences, and they want to hear from you!

If you want to be a part of history, fill out the form: https://bit.ly/31KxOXV

One Team, One Fight

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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APWU Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and the Continuing Struggle for Justice

The three General Officers of the APWU, President Mark Dimondstein, Executive-Vice President Debby Szeredy, and Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell issued the following statement:

Fair minded people from all walks of life and political viewpoints are deeply disturbed and rightfully outraged by the killing of unarmed and handcuffed African-American George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers.

George Floyd was pinned face down on the ground with a knee on his neck for over eight minutes. Treated less than human, it made no difference that Mr. Floyd repeatedly pleaded for his life, “Please, I can’t breathe.”


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