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A Notorious Part of History: May 1933: The Dissolution of Labor Unions in Nazi/Fascist Germany

May 23, 2024
This month in Labor History, we look back at the dissolution of labor unions in Nazi/Fascist Germany in May of 1933. As authoritarianism takes a dangerous hold in the United States, this is a lesson from Nazi Germany that should be a wakeup call for...

Understanding "Financialization" and How to Defeat It

May 23, 2024
What is “financialization” and why is it detrimental to the working class? The Campaign for Postal Banking explores this topic and the importance of responsible and sustainable financial services.

Latest News Articles on Coronavirus for APWU Members

USPS announces end of COVID-19 protocols

Effective May 12, 2023, the Postal Service has discontinued all Covid-19 specific protocols, including all memoranda of understanding, policies, and work practice restrictions and requirements. ... Read More

Department of Labor Announces New FECA Procedures for COVID-19 Cases

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) expired on January 27. The APWU has opposed the expiration of those provisions of the act that protected federal workers who contracted COVID-19 (COVID).... Read More

COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot Extended

On July 27, 2022, the APWU and USPS agreed to once again extend the COVID-19 Test Kit Fulfillment Pilot MOU in 23 sites throughout the country. The MOU continues work performed in PSAs and Annexes... Read More

Taking on Challenges Together

(This article first appeared in the November/December issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) COVID-19 Continues Brothers and Sisters, I hope and pray you and your families are healthy and... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Standard

In September, President Biden issued a directive to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with 100+ employees... Read More

Vaccination Mandates by President Biden

Until this emergency rule is developed, the APWU will not know if it applies to Postal Service employees. Once the emergency rule is released it will be reviewed and discussed with our attorneys and... Read More

OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Guidance to Protect Workers

(This article first appeared in the September-October issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On August 13, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new guidance to... Read More

COVID Vaccines: Fact vs. Myth

(This article first appeared in the September-October issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) COVID-19 is deadly and is continuing to quickly spread with the "Delta" variant. Cases,... Read More

VA Issues New Rules Regarding Mandatory Vaccination

(This article first appeared in the September-October issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On July 26, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) became the first Federal Agency to require... Read More

Election 2024: Your Ballot's in the Mail

May 23, 2024
This year will be a critical one for Vote-by-Mail advocates as we approach the 2024 Presidential Elections. Learn more about its impact in previous elections and the threats that remain to its existence.

2024 APWU Scholarship Deadline Extended

May 22, 2024
The 2024 APWU Scholarship deadlines for the E.C Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award has been extended until June 30, 2024.

The Maintenance Division and the Article 12 Notification Process

May 21, 2024
Maintenance Craft Director Idowu Balogun provides information on the Article 12 notification process, and the steps required in our Collective Bargaining Agreement prior to excessing.

Solidarity Is The Antidote to a Toxic Workplace

May 21, 2024
As the “Chief Spokesperson” for the 2024 contract negotiations, I have both a huge and humbling task. The outcome of negotiations, whether through a voluntary agreement or through a contract imposed upon us by an interest arbitration panel, will...

Keeping Postal Workers Safe: A Guide to Heat Safety

May 21, 2024
As temperatures rise, postal workers are at risk of experiencing heat related illnesses. Here are some guidelines to help keep you safe, identify symptoms, and take the necessary precautions to minimize the effects of working in hot weather...