About the Research and Education Department

The APWU Research & Education Department coordinates the union’s research and educational programs, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on labor studies. 

Funeral Assistance for COVID-19 Related Deaths

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

To help ease the financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. In accordance with FEMA Policy, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19 in the United States, including the U.S. territories. Assistance is not available for U.S. citizens who died outside the United States.

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POST OFFICE WOMEN FOR EQUAL RIGHTS (APWU POWER) CENTRAL REGION EDUCATIONAL ZOOM TRAINING

The Central Region Post Office Women for Equal Rights (APWU POWER) Committee is sponsoring an Educational Zoom Training on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 12:00 Noon - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Click here for more information.