As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, APWU leaders are in constant discussion with USPS management, demanding temporary leave policies, telework provisions where possible, and better safety policies, supplies, and equipment. This page is a resource for members to find information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

National Action

Our very first priority is ensuring that the Postal Service provides for the health and safety of our members. Postal workers are on the front-lines of the pandemic response. We are working to ensure that the hardworking men and women who keep medicine, medical equipment, food, supplies and other essential goods moving through the mail are protected as the country relies on us in ways they never have before. We are also working to make sure that the federal government keeps the vital infrastructure of the Postal Service at the center of its investment plans as it rolls out stimulus measures.

Latest Coronavirus News

April 2, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act

The Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) extends to postal employees some additional leave benefits due to...

March 28, 2020

Stimulus Bill Passes Congress but the Fight Continues

“It’s outrageous that the stimulus bill passed by Congress doesn’t include any financial support for the USPS,” said...

March 26, 2020

New Retail Directive to District Managers and Postmasters

This pdf includes additional directives to district managers and postmasters.  Specifically dealing with retail units...

March 25, 2020

Statement from President Dimondstein: Postal Workers in a Time of Crisis

Since the early days of the Postal Service, we postal workers have helped stitch the fabric of the country together....

Coronavirus Resources

What You Can Do

Our union contract gives us rights and protections, but it’s up to us to use them. If you are concerned that our safety is being put at risk:

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