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APWU Denounces Five-Day Mail Delivery, Urges Congress to Correct Pre-Funding Requirement

03/18/2010 - APWU President William Burrus denounced Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery March 18, and urged Congress instead to correct two major causes of USPS financial difficulties: A provision of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) that requires the agency to pre-fund retiree healthcare costs, and a flawed method for computing USPS obligations to the Civil Service Retirement Fund.

APWU Web News Article 87-2008

APWU Representatives Gain Access to USPS PolicyNet

09/22/2008 - The APWU has reached agreement with the Postal Service on a method for granting union representatives at the state and local levels direct access to USPS PolicyNet. 

PolicyNet is the portion of the Postal Service intranet (Blue) that contains handbooks, manuals, Management Instructions, publications, Memorandums of Policy, forms, posters, notices, Vehicle Modification Orders, and Vehicle Maintenance Bulletins. 

APWU Web News Article 87-2006

Day of Mourning to Be Observed Jan. 2

12/29/2006 - The Postal Service has notified the APWU that postal workers will observe a Day of Mourning on Jan. 2, in honor of former President Gerald R. Ford, who passed away on Dec. 26. 

Two national-level agreements between the APWU and USPS outline the provisions for granting APWU-represented employees a day of observance when a National Day of Mourning is declared by the president of the United States:

APWU Web News Article 86-2006

Postal Workers to Observe ‘Day of Mourning’

12/28/2006 - APWU-represented employees will be granted a day of observance in honor of former President Gerald R. Ford, who passed away on Dec. 26. At this time, the USPS has not announced the date for the Day of Mourning. As soon as the date is determined, the APWU will post the information on this site.

Two national-level agreements between the APWU and USPS outline the provisions for granting APWU-represented employees a day of observance when a National Day of Mourning is declared by the president of the United States:

APWU Web News Article 52-2006

PRC Testimony:

USPS Rate Proposal Shifts More Costs From Major Mailers to Individual Customers

09/14/2006 - Based on an analysis of the Postal Service’s own data, APWU testimony before the Postal Rate Commission has demonstrated that proposed increases in the price of postage would expand a controversial USPS policy — shifting costs from large corporate mailers to small businesses and individual citizens. 

Testimony submitted on Sept. 6 shows that new rates requested by the Postal Service would increase excessive discounts to major mailers who presort their mail, and, as a result, force small businesses and individual customers who do not presort their mail to pay more.

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