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PRC Issues Warning to USPS about Service Standard Change

July 21, 2021

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) released its Advisory Opinion on the Postal Service’s proposals to slow the First Class Mail service standard...

Funeral Assistance for COVID-19 Related Deaths

July 21, 2021

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Editor’s Note: The text in this article is taken...

Former National Officer Thomas Neill Passes Away

July 9, 2021

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Thomas Neill passed away on April 23 at the age of...

Postal Legislation and the Need for Filibuster Reform

July 9, 2021

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Since the last issue of The American Postal Worker...

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Union Secures Third Historic Staffing Agreement

Today, the American Postal Workers Union and postal management signed a major new agreement to address longstanding understaffing issues in mail processing functions at the Postal Service.

Under the terms of the new agreement the “Function” 1 mail processing staffing will be increased with 3,741 new career positions. The agreement also establishes the additional conversion of at least 3,641 PSEs to career. In total the agreement will result in the 7,400 PSE conversions.

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APWU – Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future!

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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Contract Town Hall, June 15, 2021

APWU - Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future

Join the APWU Contract Town Hall, with President Mark Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members We will discuss contract negotiation preparations and actions you can take to fight for better working conditions & a better standard of living for APWU members and families.

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.

Contract survey

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (aka CBA or union contract) between the APWU and the USPS sets the wages, hours, rights, job security and working conditions of postal workers. The current contract expires on September 20, 2021. Preparations are already underway with the official negotiation period beginning this June.

The APWU National negotiating team wants to hear from you. Let us know what your priorities are for a new union contract.

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CAT Call

August 6, 2021

We Are Fired Up and Ready to Go!! What About You?? Attention Local/State Officers and Stewards APWU is Calling on all activists to “MEOW” with the “CATS” (Collective Action Teams) on a Special “CAT” Call  Friday, August 6, 2021, 4pm - 5:30pm EST We want you to tell us what your local/state needs... Learn More

Post Office Women for Equal Rights (APWU POWER) Central Region Educational Zoom Training

August 14, 2021

The Workshops are: Improving Your Mental Health Legislative Issues Understanding the Thrift Savings Plan Registration deadline is August 9, 2021.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. SPECIAL NOTE: You can’t use an USPS Email... Learn More

Legislative Virtual Conference

September 26, 2021

Conference Schedule: 1:00 pm ET: Welcome and Legislative Updates 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET: Workshops 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET: Break 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET: Panel "What Does Worker Solidarity Look Like?" 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET: Keynote Speakers

Retiree Virtual Conference

September 27, 2021 to September 29, 2021

Virtual Zoom

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Schedule Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET General Session     12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET Retiree Workshops (Aging Resources OR Alzheimer Disease from A to Z)     2:45 pm – 4:45 pm ET Retiree Workshops (Chapter Newsletters and Communications OR Communicating with your Legislative... Learn More

2021 All Craft Conference - A Virtual Conference

September 29, 2021 to October 1, 2021


While we all cannot wait to gather together again, the leadership of APWU takes the health and safety of our members seriously.  As a result, in an effort to keep our members safe, the All Craft Conference will be held virtually & Eastern Standard Time. 

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