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APWU Web News Article 110-2015

Is Check-Cashing Coming to a Post Office Near You?

OIG Report Paints Bright Future for Postal Banking

05/21/2015 - report by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released May 21 outlines the next steps for implementing postal banking, in which post offices would offer basic financial services – providing affordable banking transactions to every zip code in the US, while strengthening the Postal Service.

The May 21 report titled, “The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services,” states that expanding and enhancing existing financial services such as money orders, international money transfers, check cashing and bill payments could be accomplished without an act of Congress.

Press Release

Postal Workers, Customers to Hold Nationwide Protests on May 14

New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards and Closure of Mail Sorting Centers Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and New Services

05/12/2015 - WASHINGTON Members of the American Postal Workers Union will rally in more than 85 cities in 36 states across the country during a National Day of Action on May

UNI Congress in Cape Town: 'Ubuntu'

03/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Two APWU officers – Retirees Director Judy Beard and Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson – attended UNI Global Union’s Fourth Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, in early December, which focused on the welfare of workers worldwide.
While learning about the struggles of workers around the globe, Beard and Robinson discussed the Stop Staples campaign and asked participants to boycott the more than 25 Staples locations outside of the U.S. They also discussed postal banking.

APWU, Allies Launch 'Campaign for Postal Banking'

03/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

A coalition of consumer organizations, financial reform groups, faith-based organizations and workers’ groups, including the APWU, announced the formation of the Campaign for Postal Banking on Jan. 19. The coalition is calling on the U.S. Postal Service to expand access to affordable financial services through its 31,000 neighborhood retail offices.

Press Release

New Coalition, ‘Campaign for Postal Banking,’ Launches with Strong Support from Financial Reform Groups and Labor Unions

01/19/2015 - Financial reform groups, joined by postal unions and others from organized labor, announced today the creation of a national campaign to expand banking services. “The Campaign for Postal Banking” proposes to expand access to affordable financial services through the United States Postal Service’s 31,000 retail branches.

APWU Web News Article 010-2015

Postal Unions, Allies Launch ‘Campaign for Postal Banking’

01/19/2015 - A coalition of consumer organizations, financial reform groups, faith-based organizations and workers' representative – including the APWU and the other postal unions – announced the formation of the Campaign for Postal Banking on Jan. 19. The coalition is calling on the U.S. Postal Service to expand access to affordable financial services through its 31,000 neighborhood retail offices. The launch of the campaign is timed to coincide with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the release of a report titled State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked and Overcharged.

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