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House Committee on Oversight and Reform Introduces Bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act

On May 11th, Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform introduced the bipartisan "Postal Service Reform Act." The new bill is scheduled to be marked up on Thursday, May...

Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman Writes to Acting OPM Director for Clarification on EFEL Guidelines

On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), requesting guidance on the interpretation of certain guidelines for Emergency Federal...

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Union Plus Offers Help to Those Impacted by the Severe Winter Storms in Texas

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the severe storms in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.*1  Union Plus Disaster...

Today’s Hearing and the Nomination by President Biden to Fill Vacancies on the USPS’ Board of Governors

Statement by American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein on Today’s Hearing on Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on a Sustainable Financial Footing and the Nomination by President Biden to Fill Vacancies on the USPS’ Board...

Petition Delivered: Postal Workers and Customers Urge President Biden and Congress to Fill Four Vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors

On February 23, the APWU and allies who support a strong, public Postal Service presented a petition with over 400,000 signatures to the Biden Administration. The petition, reported on in the last issue of The American Postal Worker, called on the...

COLA Increase Announced

In accordance with the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 20 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective February 27, 2021. The increase is the result of a rise in the...

USPS Fairness Act Reintroduced in the House and Senate

APWU applauds members of Congress for their efforts to repeal this unfair mandate and place the Postal Service on solid financial footing via the USPS Fairness Act. Specifically, the bill's original cosponsors, Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04...

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