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APWU 2021 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest

APWU National is again putting out the call to active members and retirees to submit slogan ideas for the 2021 Contract Campaign.

The last year was historic for the country and historic for postal workers. We reminded our community members about our essential services and the need for reliable, public postal services.

Now is the time to create a slogan for our contract negotiations for good wages, strong benefits, and safe workplaces that incorporates our essential work and our tremendous community support.

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APWU member holds a sign at a rally. The sign has been altered to read: APWU 2021 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest

Statement: USPS Ten-Year Plan

Postal Service management has issued a 10-year plan they are calling Delivering for America. The plan lays out a number of steps management hopes to take to bridge the projected $160 billion financial shortfall projected over the next ten years. There are elements of this plan the APWU will support and there elements of the plan we will oppose.

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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.

Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL)

Multiple questions have been submitted regarding the recently passed stimulus bill known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Under section Title IV Section 4001 of the bill, funding for Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL) was appropriated. The APWU is monitoring all developments regarding EFEL and will continue to share information as it is received.


Contract survey

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (aka CBA or union contract) between the APWU and the USPS sets the wages, hours, rights, job security and working conditions of postal workers. The current contract expires on September 20, 2021. Preparations are already underway with the official negotiation period beginning this June.

The APWU National negotiating team wants to hear from you. Let us know what your priorities are for a new union contract.

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National Executive Board votes unanimously to cancel the 2020 National Convention

March 26, 2021

While we all cannot wait to gather together again, the leadership of APWU takes the health and safety of our members seriously.   As a result, in an...

APWU Statement on the Release of the Postal Service’s 10-Year Plan

March 23, 2021

Today, Postal Service management issued a 10-year plan they are calling Delivering for America. The plan lays out a number of steps management hopes...

USPS and APWU Reach Function 1 and 4 Staffing Increase Agreement

March 23, 2021

Postal Management and the American Postal Workers Union signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue to address the significant...

Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

March 19, 2021

President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today through June 4, 2021

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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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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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