Building Union Power: APWU Organizing Drive 2022

Between May 1st and July 1st, we are working together to achieve an ambitious and important goal: to sign up 5,000 new APWU members at post offices across the country.

If we work together, we can keep our union strong, and protect our families and our livelihoods for years to come.

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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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April 6, 2022

PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNS POSTAL REFORM INTO LAW

On Wednesday, April 6, President Joe Biden signed the Postal Service Reform Act into law at a White House ceremony....

March 8, 2022

The Postal Service Reform Act Passes the Senate & Will Become Law

In a historic moment, the Senate passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 on March 8th. The House passed the bill...

February 8, 2022

Breaking News: Postal Service Reform Act Passes the House of Representatives - on to the Senate!

On February 8, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2021 (H.R. 3076) passed with overwhelming support in the House of...

January 12, 2022

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Protect Voting Rights

Voting rights of the people are under attack and federal legislation is urgently needed to protect them. In order to...

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It’s Time to Get Rid Of Gerrymandering

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

As we gear up for the midterm elections in 2022, partisan and racial gerrymandering threatens to disenfranchise voters and further erode our democracy. That’s why we must pass federal voting rights legislation which would put an end to gerrymandering. 

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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

Why We Need the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service has long been an important source of decent jobs, particularly for people of color, who make up 40 percent of their workforce. In the current crisis, postal workers are playing a particularly vital role in our nation’s economic and public health as they strain to meet the surge in demand for package deliveries. At the same time, mail volume has plummeted as a result of the crisis. Without emergency relief, the Postal Service is facing a real threat of insolvency.

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.