AFL-CIO Affirms the Right of Everyone to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions

Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade is a devastating blow to working women and families across this country. We strongly believe that everyone should have control over their own bodies, including decisions over their personal reproductive health care. At a time when we should be focused on expanding equity for all working people, particularly for marginalized communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, this ruling will only deepen racial and economic disparities. The burden of this decision will undoubtedly fall on low-income women and gender-oppressed people, and no one should be forced into financial insecurity because they have been denied reproductive health care. Our government also must prioritize overdue and necessary investments in our child care system, and family and medical paid leave; it must end the gender wage gap and increase access to jobs with high wages and good benefits.

This is just the latest in a harmful string of attacks on our fundamental rights, including the right to vote and to collectively bargain in the workplace, and points to an alarming trend that other well-settled rights like marriage equality may be taken away. The current conservative majority of the Supreme Court is bent on limiting bodily autonomy, freedom and self-determination to a select few, and that is fundamentally undemocratic. America’s unions remain committed to the fight for gender justice and economic equity for all people.

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Ballot Placement Set for APWU Election of National Officers

Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell has certified the union members listed below as candidates for national union office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws.

A drawing was held on June 27 to determine the order candidates’ names will appear on the ballot.

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WE Did It! Organizing Campaign - a Smashing Success!

July 1, 2022

Building on our solid new union contract and historic postal legislation, the APWU launched a national organizing drive - “Building Union Power” -...

Ballot Placement Set for APWU Election of National Officers

June 27, 2022

Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell has certified the union members listed below as candidates for national union office by referendum...

Telework MOUs Agreed to for MRCs, Care Centers

June 25, 2022

On June 24, 2022, APWU Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks and the Postal Service signed two agreements that will allow Mailing Requirements Clerks (...

The Official and Final Version of the 2021-2024 APWU-USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement Has Been Published

June 24, 2022

The official and final version of the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement  has been completed. The linked PDF is being made available for...

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APWU 2022 National Convention

WHEN: August 12, 2022 to August 18, 2022
WHERE: Gaylord National Harbor 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD
HOTEL RATE: $179/night (which includes the $22 resort fee) + tax.

Schedule:
Pre-Convention Workshops: August 12
Craft Division Conferences: August 13-14
National Convention begins August 15
BMC Conference will be August 19
Secretary-Treasurer’s Training August 19 & 20

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Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop

The Research & Education Department is offering Twenty Pre-Convention Workshops on Friday, August 12, 2022, prior to the start of the craft conferences and national convention. Full day workshops will be offered from (10 am- 5:30 pm) and half- day workshops will be offered from (10 am-1 pm) and from (2:30 pm-5:30 pm). 

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Arbitration Advocacy Training

WHEN: August 28th - September 4th, 2022

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

Objective and Prerequisite - The training is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the techniques needed to effectively prepare a case for arbitration. To attend the training, APWU members must provide, with this registration form, a letter from their local/state president (on local or state letterhead) authorizing their attendance.

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Events

2022 National Convention

August 12, 2022 to August 18, 2022

Gaylord National Harbor

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD

Hotel rate: $179/night (which includes the $22 resort fee) + tax.

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Click here to register for Pre Convention Workshops

Pre-Convention Workshops: August 12. Craft Division Conferences: August 13-14. National Convention begins August 15. BMC Conference will be August 19.  Please visit apwu.org/convention for more details.   

New Union Contract Ratified with 94% YES Vote

The main Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract) between the APWU and the USPS has been overwhelmingly ratified by the members. The contract was signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on February 28, 2022.  

Ninety-Four percent (94%) of the members who voted, voted “Yes!” in favor of ratification. The vote tally was 36,632 votes for ratification and 2,290 against. 

“I am ecstatic that the membership recognized the solid gains that this Agreement provides to the 165,000 APWU members from all crafts,” President and lead negotiator Mark Dimondstein stated. “Every member should be very proud of this huge accomplishment. Our power at the bargaining table begins with each of you, the foundation of our union.”   

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Collective Action Team (CAT) members 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. All workers in the APWU bargaining unit are encouraged to join their CAT to help build our power as a union.

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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.