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.

Latest News

October 17, 2019

House Representative Elijah Cummings, Champion for Postal Workers, Dies at 68

The American Postal Workers Union joins the country in mourning the death of Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7),...

October 16, 2019

Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on Retirement of Postmaster General Megan Brennan

[Washington, DC] American Postal Workers union (APWU) National President Mark Dimondstein issued the following...

October 8, 2019

Dimondstein Re-Elected National President

APWU President Mark Dimondstein was elected to a third term on Oct. 8. Also re-elected were Executive Vice President...

September 23, 2019

APWU Opposes US Withdrawal from UPU

This week, a major conference is taking place in Geneva that could have wide-reaching effects for postal services and...

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Success During Summer Session

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

H.R. 2382 Obtains Majority of Cosponsors

The USPS Fairness Act, H.R. 2382, reached a bi-partisan majority of cosponsors on Aug. 16. If signed into law, H.R. 2382 would repeal the mandate requiring the Postal Service to prefund its retiree health care benefits 75 years in advance – an unfair burden that is responsible for 100 percent of the Postal Service’s net losses since 2013. This critical milestone was achieved because of a successful, call-in day of action by APWU members.

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Events

Legislative & Political Conference

October 27, 2019

3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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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."

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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