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Watch and Share our New Ad: The US Postal Service - Keep it. It's Yours!

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11/16/2018 -  

We’re ramping up our campaign to stop the White House’s proposal to sell the USPS to private corporations — and we’re asking every APWU member to join the fight. We partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers to produce a new ad to spread the word about the consequences of a postal corporate takeover.

Will you watch it and share it with your friends to help us tell the White House that the U.S. Mail is Not For Sale?

Click here to watch the ad!

A corporate post office would be bad foreveryone in this country, but it would be catastrophic for us and our postal brothers andsisters. It means hundreds of thousands of good-paying union jobs would be lost, as could our collective bargaining agreement and other postal union contracts.

Right now, more than 550,000 postal employees are covered by a union contract — contracts that provide fair wages, pensions, health care, paid leave, a career path and protections from harassment and unfair treatment.

But if corporations take over, our jobs and benefits will disappear. The money these jobs bring to local communities will instead be funneled to Wall Street investors and corporate bottom lines. For the hundreds of millions of people who rely on postal services, delivery and other services will be diminished and costs will go way up.

But we can stop this. We already have momentum, with bipartisan majority support in the U.S. House of Representatives and strong bipartisan support in the Senate to keep the Postal Service public.

Watch and share the video today!


2018 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Begins December 1

In accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.

This year, the Penalty Exclusion Period begins December 1, 2018 (Pay Period 25-18-Week 2) and ends December 28, 2018 (Pay Period 01-19-Week 1).