APWU Union Contract Survey | The Deadline is APril 16; Make your Voice Heard! Let us know what your priorities are for a new union contract.

The main USPS/APWU agreement expires September 20. On June 25, we sit down with the highest levels of USPS management to renegotiate our contract. These contract negotiations are a chance for us workers to raise our voices and weigh in on the changes that we need to see in our workplaces – and this June we’re doing just that.

But before we begin negotiations in June, we are circulating a contract survey to understand your priorities. While the APWU national negotiating team is guided by formal resolutions that are passed by various local and state organizations and are debated and voted on at our national conventions, your response to the contract survey helps our negotiations team understand your priorities and needs. Take a few minutes and add your voice to our survey today! 


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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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Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop!

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Research & Education Director Joyce B. Robinson shares the list of Pre-Convention workshops ahead of the 27th Biennial APWU National Convention.

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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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Upcoming National Events

Locals Managing 1187s and Dues Changes Training

April 25, 2024

APWU Members Only

Join the APWU Secretary-Treasurer's department for a Phase 4 demonstration on new 1187 functionality for Local/State Officers. RSVP now through Members Only to recieve a special link to the training.

2024 BMC Conference

July 11, 2024

APWU National Convention

Huntington Place Convention Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

BMC Conference at the APWU National Convention

APWU 2024 National Convention

July 12, 2024 to July 18, 2024

Huntington Place Convention Center

1 Washington Blvd,
Detroit, Michigan 48226

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.

2024 APWU Pre-Convention Workshops

July 12, 2024

APWU National Convention

Register for pre-convention workshops ahead of the 27th Biennial APWU Convention! Click here to see the list of classes. Registration deadline: Monday, July 1, 2024.

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.

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.