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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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February 12, 2020

APWU Responds to White House Budget

On Monday, President Trump issued his budget for the next fiscal year. Among its proposals were the entirety of the...

February 5, 2020

H.R. 2382 Passes the House – APWU Members Instrumental in Victory!

On Feb. 5, the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming, bipartisan support...

January 30, 2020

APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States...

January 23, 2020

APWU Members Instrumental in Achieving Legislative Milestone

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  With the...

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APWU Members Instrumental in Achieving Legislative Milestone

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

With the achievement of more than two thirds support for the USPS Fairness Act in the House (301 cosponsors to date), H.R. 2382 has been placed on the consensus calendar and is in line for a vote by the full House of Representatives.

This legislation would repeal the mandate that requires the Postal Service to prefund its retiree health care benefits 75 years in advance and is responsible for 100 percent of the financial losses since 2013.

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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."

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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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