About the Legislative and Political Department

The Legislative and Political Department helps advance the union's cause on Capitol Hill and keeps the APWU members informed about important issues and legislative developments. Working with the union's president, we are the APWU's eyes, ears, and voice in Washington, DC.

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December 18, 2019

The People's Postal Service: No One Gets Left Off the List

The people's public postal service means no one gets left off the list. The next Postmaster General should protect...

December 15, 2019

We demand that new Postmaster General Must Support the Public Postal Service

More than 230,000 postal workers, members of community organizations and allies across the country have signed a...

November 20, 2019

Voter Suppression

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The 2020...

November 18, 2019

Arbitration Hearings and Testimony Conclude

The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service management conducted a final three-day session of...

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Voter Suppression

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The 2020 election is closer than we think. This election is critical and we are asking everyone to start taking action now to ensure every person is able to cast a vote on Election Day. Voter suppression is a prevailing problem in this country. It affected almost 17 million Americans between 2016 and 2018. Everyone should educate themselves on how it can affect them. It can take many forms, including:

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Rep. Brenda Lawrence Stands Up for Postal Workers!

"So how did you come up with this recommendation or plan on privatizing the Postal Service - Keeping in mind that the Postal Service does not fund itself with taxpayers dollars. It funds itself based on the sale of their products, in addition to that it, operates under a directive of the Constitution? So how did you come up with a plan to privatize it when you have not engaged the organization...this is a very severe recommendation. It's very high level to say 'I'ma privatize' and then actually put it on the selling block for the highest bidder...This body who has the legislative responsibility based on the people who voted us here, I would hope every single one of us will stand up and have the political courage to say...this is not professional and it looks political and unacceptable."

We Deliver Almost Anything

The public Postal Service will take almost anything, but doesn't take any taxpayer dollars! Spread the word!

The USPS operates with ZERO tax dollars! Learn more at usmailnotforsale.org.

The United States Postal Service - Keep It. It's yours!

If the U.S. Postal Service is sold to private corporations, you won’t get your mail every day – maybe only every third day – and you will pay more for mail services. Learn more about the White House's proposal to sell the postal service at: usmailnotforsale.org.

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