APWU’s Legislative Victories

Amid attacks on the Postal Service and a pandemic, we fought together to secure concrete wins for our union, for the people’s public Postal Service, and for our democracy. As we look ahead, it’s important to celebrate the victories that unscore the power of our collective strength. Below, you’ll find a list of our recent achievements. We encourage you to share them with your fellow members, family, and friends.

2020 APWU Victories

May 15th, 2020: We helped ensure the passage of the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800) included $25 billion for USPS. Read more here.

June 11th, 2020: President Dimondstein testified before the Committee on House Administration on voting rights and election administration. Read more here. 

August 20th, 2020: President Dimondstein testified before the Congressional Progressive Caucus on the importance of COVID-related emergency postal funding, the efficacy of Vote-by-Mail, and against efforts to privatize USPS. Read more here.

August 28th, 2020: President Dimondstein testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the importance of COVID-related emergency postal funding, the efficacy of Vote-by-Mail, and against efforts to privatize USPS. Read more here.

September 3rd, 2020: USPS held the inaugural meeting of the National Election Mail Task Force. APWU was integral to the establishment of the Task Force, which helped ensure ballots got where they needed to go securely and efficiently during the 2020 election.  Read more here. 

December 27th, 2020: We worked to ensure that another sweeping COVID relief bill included vital funding for the Postal Service. This bill converted the $10 billion additional borrowing authority loan in the March 2020 CARES Act into direct emergency relief to the USPS without requiring repayment. Read more here. 

2021 APWU Victories

February 1st, 2021: The House and Senate reintroduced the USPS Fairness Act. Read more here. 

February 24th, 2021: President Dimondstein appeared at a hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform to discuss the financial issues facing the Postal Service and a draft legislative proposal on postal financing. Read more here. 

March 11th, 2021: President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, allowing workers to take COVID-related paid time off to care for themselves and for their loved ones. Postal workers also secured a critical workers compensation reform, which helped streamline COVID-19 claims. Read more here.

May 11th & May 19th, 2021: The House and Senate introduce Postal Reform. Read more here. 

May 12th, 2021: The Senate confirmed Ron Stroman and Amber McReynolds to the Postal Board of Governors. Read more here. 

May 28th, 2021: The Senate confirmed Anton Hajjar to the Postal Board of Governors. Read more here.