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Most Regressive Demands Ever

11/02/2018 - (This article first appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By MVS Division Director Michael O. Foster 

As the parties reached the Sept. 20th contract deadline, the USPS proposals submitted at the Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) table were by far the most regressive demands in negotiations.

MVS Craft Officers expected the postal proposals would attempt to extract years of our bargaining history, achievements, and protections, but the Article 39 and 32 USPS demands went far beyond those expectations.

APWU Web News Article 59-2018

Statement by President Dimondstein on

White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service

06/21/2018 - The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Furthermore, the White House plan is an attack on many federal agencies and the public services they provide.

Eliminating the universal service obligation, as the plan suggests, would hurt business and individuals alike, and would be a dagger aimed at the heart of rural America and undermine e-commerce.

APWU Web News Article 55-2018

APWU Meets With Federal Task Force Considering Changes to USPS

06/08/2018 - APWU met with the White House Task Force on the Postal Service on Tuesday, June 6 and presented a series of recommendations and supporting materials on how the USPS could improve services, become more financially stable, and continue to remain a treasured public institution offering universal service to all citizens, regardless of where they live or work.

APWU Web News Article 33-2018

Update: 2 New Classes Added!

Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop

Register Today!

03/27/2018 - The Research & Education Department will sponsor the APWU’s 16th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their local and state organizations. Twenty-eight workshops will be offered on Friday, Aug. 17... All APWU members are welcome and encouraged to sign-up online by the early registration deadline of Friday, Aug. 3. This deadline is firm for participants with special needs: If you need a sign interpreter, for example, you must register by Aug. 3. Other participants may try to sign up for workshops after they arrive in Pittsburgh; however, late registrants will have a limited choice of workshops and will not receive certificates. 

APWU Web News Article 62-2017

APWU and Mail Handlers Union Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts”

06/22/2017 - On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause massive disruption to the workforce but will cause further degradation of postal services for the American people throughout the country.” 

APWU Web News Article 22-2017

Union Administration Trainings Scheduled

Eastern & Northeast Regions (May 20-26) - Central & Western Regions (July 16-22)

03/23/2017 - Eastern & Northeast Regions

Union Administration Training for the Eastern & Northeast Regions will take place from May 20 through May 26, 2017 at the Maritime Institute Hotel & Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Central & Western Regions

Union Administration Training for the Central & Western Regions will take place from July 16 through July 22, 2017 at the Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel in Southfield, MI.

Click here for all the details and for a registration form.

APWU Web News Article 149-2014

The Postal Service’s Best-Kept Secret:

It’s Making Money from Operations

08/11/2014 - USPS management is doing its best to keep the good news quiet, but facts are facts.

According to reports released by the USPS on Aug. 11, as of June 30, three-quarters of the way through Fiscal Year 2014:

  • Operating income was up by about $1 billion over the previous year;

  • Revenue increased 2.1 percent due to a postage rate hike;

  • Package volume continued to grow, and

  • The decline in first-class mail volume was less than management predicted and first-class revenue was unchanged.