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Communicating With You, The Member: A podcast with APWU president Mark Dimondstein

APWU members can now enjoy their union news on the move, as the union launches our new podcast "Communicating with You, The Member - A podcast with APWU President Mark Dimondstein". Hosted by union president, Mark Dimondstein, the podcast is one of the growing number of ways for members to keep abreast of the latest developments: a fact that reflects the many ways that members receive news in today’s media environment.

You can download the podcast on all streaming services, including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts regularly. New episodes will be available monthly. 

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2024 Contract Campaign Slogan Competition

With the opening of contract negotiations just months away, APWU national officers are calling on actively employed, auxiliary and retiree members to submit slogan ideas for the 2024 Contract Campaign. From start to finish, our campaign for a strong, fair, new union contract will be driven by you, the APWU members. Since our first collective bargaining agreement in 1971, we have stood together time and time again to strengthen our wages, our benefits, and our rights in the workplace. Now it’s time to renew our commitment. Lend your voice to the campaign by creating a slogan for our upcoming contract negotiations as we fight for good wages, strong benefits, and workplace protections that ensure our essential service is safely and adequately staffed for years to come. Remember to keep the suggestions focused and short – it will need to fit on T–shirts, buttons, and stickers. The winner will be featured online and in The American Postal Worker magazine.

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2024 Contract Campaign Slogan Competition

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APWU Announces Dedication of Headquarters Boardroom to President William H. Burrus

February 23, 2024

APWU has honored the legacy of former President William H. Burrus by renaming the National Executive Boardroom at APWU Headquarters in his memory. 

Maintenance Capable and Non-Maintenance Capable Dispute Settled

February 15, 2024

APWU and USPS management have settled National Dispute USPS NO. Q18T-6Q-C-21160044/APWU No. HQTT20210109

Fifth COLA Increase Announced

February 13, 2024

The fifth COLA increase under the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been announced.

The Campaign for Better Staffing, Better Service

January 30, 2024

Learn all about the Campaign for Better Staffing, Better Service

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Attend a Public Hearing about Mail Consolidation & Add Your Voice!

As part of a $40 billion investment strategy to upgrade and improve the Postal processing, transportation, and delivery networks, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it is conducting an evaluation of current operations and potential future uses of certain mail processing facilities. Public input will be considered as part of the review and every facility under review will have a public meeting. We encourage local unions to attend these meetings and organize community members to join us as well. Together we can make a public Post Office that serves every community! 

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A map of public hearings for mail processing facility reviews

Action Alert: Tell the USPS Board of Governors "Allow public comment on USPS network changes!"

Upcoming National Events

APWU Retiree’s Department Presents “CSRS, FERS, CSRS Offset Retirement Planning Seminar on ZOOM"

March 2, 2024

Virtual via Zoom

APWU Retiree’s Department Presents “CSRS, FERS, CSRS Offset Retirement Planning Seminar on ZOOM” Saturday,  March 2, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2024 Secretary-Treasurer's Training

March 5, 2024 to March 7, 2024

MGM National Harbor


101 MGM National Ave.

Oxon Hill, MD 20745 

This three-day conference will provide vital training to local officers, especially presidents and secretary-treasurers. Registration fee: $135-185. Hotel rate: $259/night plus $18/night resort fee+taxes. Register here and make your hotel reservations early to ensure your placement in the... Learn More

2024 Arbitration Advocacy Training

May 4, 2024 to May 11, 2024

Maritime Conference Center Hotel

692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, Maryland.

Hotel room rate: $170/night ( single) or $215/night (double) + 14% occupancy tax. Dial 1 (410) 859-5700, next press 7 to be connected to the hotel. Code: American Postal Workers Union’s Arbitration Advocacy Training. Cut-off: April 5. Registration fee: $600. and covers material, lunch,coffee breaks... Learn More

APWU 2024 National Convention

July 12, 2024 to July 18, 2024

Detroit, Michigan

2024 APWU Member Convention  July 11: BMC Conference July 12: Pre-Convention Workshops July 13-14: Division Conferences July 15-18: Convention Business The Schedule of Events is now available. See the PDF version of the schedule, subject to change.

Statement from APWU General Officers on the Conflict in Israel and Palestine

Nov. 8, 2023. The American Postal Workers Union is shocked and saddened by the tragic and ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine. As working people, we stand with the oppressed and the innocent, thousands of whom have lost their lives in the last month.Read more here


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This page is a resource for members to find information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The APWU always prioritizes health and safety and is engaged in this issue. We are not allowing the Postal Service to take a passive approach to the risks of the disease.

The Great Postal Strike

Celebrating the courage of Postal Workers who dared to strike for true collective bargaining rights, better working conditions and fair pay.