Feb. APWU Live with President Dimondstein

In February's livestream, APWU President Mark Dimondstein spoke about the push to make voluntary vaccinations available for postal workers, the USPS Board of Governors, contract bargaining and his recent testimony to the House of Representatives' Oversight Committee. He took questions from members on a range of subjects including our opposition to a two-tier workforce, workplace safety, PTF conversions and paid holidays, as well as the Postmaster General's forthcoming 10-year plan.

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Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

March 2, 2021

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House Passes the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 1, 2021

On February 27th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” This bill promises to help stabilize...

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

February 26, 2021

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...

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

February 24, 2021

Statement by American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein on Today’s Hearing on Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on a...

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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 new Biden Administration and Senate leaders to “swiftly fill” the four vacant positions on the nine-member, USPS Board of Governors. 

“We need a strong board that reflects the will of the people,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “We need leaders who will support prompt, reliable and efficient service, and public servants who understand that this is the United States Postal ‘Service’ and not the United States Postal ‘Business.’”


Why does the Postal Board of Governors Matter to you?

One of the big questions that has come up in the national media is what will happen next with the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. The Board is a critically important governing body, which includes members appointed by the President of the United States.

It is responsible for major decisions about the Postal Service’s operations, policies and expenditures. The Board’s responsibilities also include hiring and firing the Postmaster General.

You can find out all about the Board in this short article.

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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.

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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