Video: Save the Postal Service - Because it's yours!

APWU has launched a new video as a part of our work to save the public Postal Service.

The video tells the story of the hard-working postal employees who are doing the job on the front line of this pandemic because we know our work is essential.

Watch the video. Join us in calling on Congress to save the Postal Service.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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

Your union officers are holding ongoing conversations with the Postal Service about COVID-19. We will continue to be in discussions with the Postal Service as the spread of the disease widens around the world and new information is learned.

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

APWU Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and the Continuing Struggle for Justice

The three General Officers of the APWU, President Mark Dimondstein, Executive-Vice President Debby Szeredy, and Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell issued the following statement:

Fair minded people from all walks of life and political viewpoints are deeply disturbed and rightfully outraged by the killing of unarmed and handcuffed African-American George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers.

George Floyd was pinned face down on the ground with a knee on his neck for over eight minutes. Treated less than human, it made no difference that Mr. Floyd repeatedly pleaded for his life, “Please, I can’t breathe.”

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Save the Post Office ad and Danny Glover spot hit the airwaves

June 3, 2020

Save the Post Office ad and Danny Glover spot hit the airwaves

APWU Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and the Continuing Struggle for Justice

June 1, 2020

Fair minded people from all walks of life and political viewpoints are deeply disturbed and rightfully outraged by the killing of unarmed and...

Join the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington Digitally

May 29, 2020

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is going digital! On June 20th, we will hold the largest digital and social media...

2020 Scholarship Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020

May 28, 2020

The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period), vocational scholarship...

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Tell Congress: During This Pandemic, Support Our Public Postal Service

Join the Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington Digitally

A National Call for Moral Revival: June 20, 2020 Online at 10am & 6pm EST

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is going digital! On June 20th, we will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. A global pandemic is exposing even more the already existing crisis of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. On June 20, the 140 million poor and low-income people across this nation will be heard!

“When we all get together – labor and civil rights - when we all get together,” honorary APWU member and Poor People's Co-chair Rev. William Barber said to the 2014 Convention Delegates, “What a day! What a day! What a day it will be!”

That day will be on Saturday, June 20th at 10 AM EST and 6 PM EST. It will be rebroadcast on Sunday.

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APWU Member Chat with President Dimondstein

On May 13, President Dimondstein, Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman and Legislative & Politcal Director Judy Beard held a livestream event.

Find out more about the new Contract

The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!

Neutral Arbitrator and Interest Arbitration Panel Chair Stephen Goldberg issued his binding decision on the terms of the new union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service

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One Team, One Fight

One Team, One Fight

Our CATs were born as Contract Action Teams in 2015.

They were a hugely successful part of our Fighting Today for A Better Tomorrow Contract Campaign. Building on the activism of Contract Action Teams, CATs have changed their names to: Collective Action Teams.

Now in addition to contract campaigns, CATS will educate, agitate, organize, and mobilize members and allies to build a culture of collective action and help members become a stronger part of all of the union’s campaigns.

 

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APWU Scholarship Deadline extended: June 30, 2020

APWU offers three scholarships: the E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program; Vocational Scholarship winners receive up to $3,000 to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial, or vocational school; and, one “Best Essay” winner will be selected from the applicant pool to receive a onetime $2,000 award towards their four-year college tuition. Applicants must be a child, grandchild, stepchild, or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member. Proof of membership required for deceased members.

Click here for more information and applications. 

APWU Scholarships are funded by donations, and we are extremely thankful for donations made by union members. If you are interested in contributing, please send a check or money order to APWU Scholarship Fund, 1300 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. This tax-deductible donation may specify “Hallbeck,” “Best Essay,” or “Vocational.”

Events

The Basics of APWU Search

June 17, 2020

Webinar

Please click here to register for the webinar. Participants will need access to a computer to have the best learning experience.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7125007278660931595

On June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT, the Industrial Relations Department will be hosting a webinar on the basics of APWU SEARCH (LexisNexis).  APWU SEARCH is the national and regional arbitration database.  Arbitration advocates can use the cases found in the database to bolster their arbitration cases... Learn More

Electronic Grievance Systems (EGS) Basics

June 23, 2020

Webinar

Please click here to register for the webinar now. Participants will need access to a computer to participate in the webinar.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2630425845661600523

On June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT, the Industrial Relations Department will be hosting a webinar on the Electronic Grievance System (EGS).  The webinar will last approximately one hour with a question and answer period at the end of the presentation.  The webinar will cover the basics of EGS,... Learn More

Electronic Grievance Systems (EGS) for Administrators and Support Staff

June 23, 2020

Webinar

Please click here to register for the webinar now. Participants will need access to a computer to participate in the webinar.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6898032894316101899 

On June 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm EDT, the Industrial Relations Department will be hosting a webinar on the Electronic Grievance System (EGS).  The webinar will last approximately one hour with a question and answer period at the end of the presentation.  The webinar will cover the more advanced features... Learn More

The Duty of Fair Representation and the NLRB

June 25, 2020

Webinar

Please click here to register for the webinar now.  Participants should have a computer with internet access to view the materials being presented.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8434605891691252235

On June 25, 2020, at 1:30 pm EDT, the Industrial Relations Department will be hosting a webinar on the Duty of Fair Representation and the NLRB.  This webinar is designed for stewards or officers to learn what the Duty of Fair Representation is, what it means, and the laws and court cases that have... Learn More

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