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Join the APWU Contract ZOOM TOWN HALL

The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO invites union members to join them for a live Zoom Town Hall on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall, with President Mark Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members

We will discuss contract negotiation preparations and actions you can take to fight for better working conditions & a better standard of living for APWU members and families.

To participate in the call, register online by 8 a.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, June 15.

APWU Live - June 1

President Dimondstein was joined by Secretary-Treasurer Powell for June's Livestream. They covered the upcoming kick off of our contract campaign, the new bipartisan postal reform legislation, and more on the 10 year plan and our fight to stop the delays. They took questions from members on organizing non-members in the USPS, EFEL leave, proposals for retiree health care under the Postal Service Reform Act and the threat to small post offices.

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Das 110 HCRs Noncompliance Award Issued

June 11, 2021

As a remedy for the Postal Service’s failing to comply with the award, Arbitrator Das ordered the Postal Service to provide the bargaining unit a...

New Resources Available for Veterans

June 10, 2021

On June 7, the APWU posted three new resources compiled for APWU members who are Veterans of the Armed Services.

Anton Hajjar Confirmed to Postal Board of Governors

May 28, 2021

Today, May 28, Anton Hajjar was confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Postal Board of Governors. He joins two other recent nominees, Amber...

The Struggle Continues in Alabama as 1,100 Coal Miners Remain on Strike

May 28, 2021

In the May-June 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker, we reported on the Warrior Met Coal Miners’ strike in Alabama, which began on April 1...

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Contract Negotiations Virtual Kickoff Rally

A shout out to all APWU members. Join us for the Contract Negotiations Virtual Kickoff Rally. Monday, June 21, 2021 7-10 P.M. ET. 

Please register for the virtual kickoff rally here. 


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.

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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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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