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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APWU News Bulletin

House Panel Approves Amendment To Restore Postal Service Standards

Next Step: Win Support for House Resolution 54

06/30/2015 - The vote by a House Committee on June 17 approving an amendment that would restore postal service standards “is a big step forward for postal workers and our customers,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. 

“If enacted, it will mean that management must restore overnight mail delivery within cities and towns, and that the 2- and 3-day delivery standards that were wiped out in January must be restored. It also would make additional plant consolidations less feasible.”

The legislation would rescind the lower service standards the USPS implemented on Jan. 5 – which have wreaked havoc on mail delivery – and restore the standards that were in place on July 1, 2012. 

APWU Web News Article 138-2015

APWU Takes PRC to Court Over Refusal to Enforce Service Standards

06/29/2015 - The APWU has taken the Postal Regulatory Commission to court, challenging the commission’s decision to dismiss its complaint that the Postal Service is failing to meet service standards. The union filed the Petition for Review on May 29 in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals and submitted a Statement of Issues to be Raised on June 18.

In dismissing the APWU’s allegations of system-wide service failures, the PRC concluded that service standards are simply “expectations,” and, as a result, the commission could not compel the Postal Service to adhere to them. The appeal challenges those assertions.

APWU Web News Article 137-2015

APWU Participates in Rally for Voting Rights

06/29/2015 -

Arrion Brown, Nations Capital Southern Maryland Area Local,
and Courtney Jenkins, Baltimore Francis Stu Filbey Area
Local, gearing up to fight for Voting Rights. 

Two young union activists, Courtney Jenkins and Arrion Brown, represented the national APWU at a voting rights rally in Roanoke, VA, on June 25, the second anniversary of a Supreme Court decision that struck down key sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“The call to action was simple,” said Jenkins, of the Baltimore Francis ‘Stu’ Filbey Area Local: get Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, to hold hearings on a bill to restore the Voting Rights Act. So far he has refused.

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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 07/07/2015

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.

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 07/07/2015

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 07/01/2015

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 06/30/2015

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 07/07/2015