Video: Save the Postal Service - Because it's yours!

APWU has launched a new video as a part of our work to save the public Postal Service.

The video tells the story of the hard-working postal employees who are doing the job on the front line of this pandemic because we know our work is essential.

Watch the video. Join us in calling on Congress to save the Postal Service.

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About the Legislative and Political Department

The Legislative and Political Department helps advance the union's cause on Capitol Hill and keeps the APWU members informed about important issues and legislative developments. Working with the union's president, we are the APWU's eyes, ears, and voice in Washington, DC.

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June 3, 2020

Save the Post Office ad and Danny Glover spot hit the airwaves

Save the Post Office ad and Danny Glover spot hit the airwaves

May 29, 2020

Join the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington Digitally

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is going digital! On June 20th, we will hold the...

May 20, 2020

Saving the Post Office

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) As COVID-19 began in...

May 16, 2020

House Passes New Stimulus Bill- Postal Funding Included

On May 15th, the House of Representatives passed the fifth COVID-19 response package.  The 1815 page Health and...

Saving the Post Office

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

As COVID-19 began in the United States, urgent strategic planning and outreach was taking place from APWU National Headquarters to protect the health and safety of the membership and their jobs. As the crisis progressed and states began to shut down, postal workers were classified as essential and you all continued to work. With businesses shut down and people laid off from work, mail volume has dropped approximately 35 percent. The Postal Service expects it to continue to drop and the crisis to cost them over $67 billion over the next 10.5 years. The Postmaster General announced to Congress that without government aid, the Postal Service will run out of funds by the end of the summer.

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Saving our public Postal Service - a livestream with Sen. Bernie Sanders

In an event viewed live by hundreds of thousands of people, Sen. Bernie Sanders and the leaders of major postal unions discussed how we must work together to save our public Postal Service. 

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Pres. Mark Dimondstein, APWU
  • Pres. Fredric Rolando, NALC
  • Pres. Paul Hogrogian, NPMHU
  • Judy Beard, Legislative & Political Director, APWU

Rep. Brenda Lawrence Stands Up for Postal Workers!

"So how did you come up with this recommendation or plan on privatizing the Postal Service - Keeping in mind that the Postal Service does not fund itself with taxpayers dollars. It funds itself based on the sale of their products, in addition to that it, operates under a directive of the Constitution? So how did you come up with a plan to privatize it when you have not engaged the organization...this is a very severe recommendation. It's very high level to say 'I'ma privatize' and then actually put it on the selling block for the highest bidder...This body who has the legislative responsibility based on the people who voted us here, I would hope every single one of us will stand up and have the political courage to say...this is not professional and it looks political and unacceptable."

We Deliver Almost Anything

The public Postal Service will take almost anything, but doesn't take any taxpayer dollars! Spread the word!

The USPS operates with ZERO tax dollars! Learn more at usmailnotforsale.org.

The United States Postal Service - Keep It. It's yours!

If the U.S. Postal Service is sold to private corporations, you won’t get your mail every day – maybe only every third day – and you will pay more for mail services. Learn more about the White House's proposal to sell the postal service at: usmailnotforsale.org.

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