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APWU Web News Article 223-2015

‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum

11/30/2015 - The APWU’s Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign is gaining momentum!

Across the country locals have been placing a renewed emphasis on workers’ right to a safe workplace and have been distributing fact sheets outlining those rights.

The latest is Fact Sheet #3, Can It Hurt Me? Can It Make Me Sick? It focuses on how workers can identify workplace hazards and some of the steps union members can take to eliminate them.

APWU Web News Article 221-2015

Western PA Staples Campaign Takes it to the Top

11/30/2015 - Members of the Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee met with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on Nov. 20 to discuss the dirty deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples. “Fitzgerald listened to our concerns and offered his support,” reports Joe Radovich of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Local APWU.

From left: Radovich; Jack Shea, Allegheny County Labor Council; Alex Criego, NALC Branch 84; Fitzgerald; Mike Plaskon, NALC Branch 84; Joe Anthony, APWU retiree, and Randy Ball, NALC Branch 84.


APWU Web News Article 219-2015

Holiday Clerk Assistants, PSEs

Peak Season Exception Period

11/24/2015 - The reporting period for the 2015 Peak Season Exception Period began on Nov. 14, 2015, and ends Jan. 8, 2016.  The three consecutive pay periods will be the weeks of Nov. 14, 2015, to Dec. 25, 2015, or Nov. 28, 2015, to Jan. 8, 2016, to be decided by local management.

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In Meeting with FTC Staff, Union Voices Skepticism about Essendant as a Substitute for True Competition in the Office-Supply Market

11/24/2015 - WASHINGTON – On November 18, representatives of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) met with Federal Trade Commission investigators to present the union’s report Bad for Business.”  The report is an analysis of how the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot would hurt American businesses if it were approved by federal regulators. 

The report examines the impact of the proposed merger of America’s largest and second largest office-supply superstore chains on business-to-business transactions.

The APWU study reveals that a combined Staples and Office Depot would have over $14 billion in annual sales to business customers in North America – nearly 14 times greater than its nearest competitor. Competitors to a combined Staples/Office Depot would be so small and weak that APWU President Mark Dimondstein has described it as “Bambi vs. Godzilla.”

APWU Web News Article 218-2015

Tell the Postmaster General: Make Postal Banking a Reality Now

11/19/2015 - Did you know that nearly 28% of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks?  They turn instead to payday lenders, check cashers and other financial predators, spending on average nearly 10 percent of their income on fees.

There is a simple solution: Postal Banking.

The Campaign for Postal Banking has launched a petition calling on Postmaster General Megan Brennan to implement postal banking NOW! Please sign the petition and share it with your friends.

APWU Web News Article 217-2015

Gear Day is Still Red Hot!

11/18/2015 -

Members of the Greater Seattle Area Local 
in union gear on Nov.12

Days are getting shorter and temps may be dropping, but our fight for a good contract is still red hot! 

Show management that you are part of the fight for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! by wearing union gear tomorrow – and every Thursday!

APWU Web News Article 215-2015

Postal Service’s Financial Report Brings Good News

Reports of Losses Are ‘Essentially a Fraud’

11/16/2015 - The Postal Service’s latest financial report, which showed an operating profit of $1.2 billion, is good news, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

“The report shows there is absolutely no justification for cuts in service to the American people or to the wages and benefits of postal employees,” he said. The Postal Service released the report for fiscal year 2015, which ran from Oct. 1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015, on Nov. 13.