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Management Reducing Package Presort Discounts

June 14, 2024
The Postal Service is in the early stages of eliminating the deepest of several discounts where package consolidators sort to the Destination Delivery Units (DDUs) and five-digit presort.

Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash Announces 2025 Annual Leave Exchange and Carryover MOUs

June 13, 2024
Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash Announces 2025 Annual Leave Exchange and Carryover MOUs

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

The Senior Vote Matters

Sometimes our readers don’t want to learn the truth about a candidate. Some members ask why we write about politics, but sharing information with APWU retirees is part of my responsibility as your director. The quality of our lives is in the hands...

Zero Base Initiative, Zero Change

The Zero Base Initiative, which is the Postal Service’s new terminology for the old Breakthrough Productivity Initiative (BPI), is causing concern among many Motor Vehicle Craft union members. While the name has changed, the stated goal of the...

e-Team Report, Nov. 18, 2011

More Calls for USPS Privatization - Take Action Today! Tell Congress to Vote No on H.R. 2309! Congress Moves through Budget Funding Measure – Defers Postal Service’s Prefunding Deadline Congressman Introduces Two Pieces of Legislation Aiming to...

Settlement on Contract Postal Unit Dispute

The issue in this case concerned whether it is a violation of the National Agreement for the Postal Service to give a contract for a "Contract Postal Unit (CPU)" to a contractor who doesn’t own the property or facility where the CPU is being...

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