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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August 19, 2019

House Majority Supports H.R. 2382

On August 16, the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) achieved a bipartisan majority of cosponsors. This critical milestone...

August 5, 2019

Senate Approves New Members of the Board of Governors and the Postal Regulatory Commission

The Senate confirmed three appointees to the Board of Governors on Thursday, August 1, before adjourning for the summer...

July 25, 2019

Postal Workers and Allies Flood Congress with Calls for “Postal Service Fairness”

Thousands of APWU members joined our nationwide phone action on Tuesday, July 23 to tell Congress to fix a bad law that...

July 25, 2019

From PSE to Full-Time Career: Retirement Buy Back

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  On May 2, the...

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From PSE to Full-Time Career: Retirement Buy Back

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

On May 2, the Federal Retirement Fairness Act was introduced by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK-04). If signed into law, H.R. 2478 would allow postal and federal employees who moved from a temporary (Postal Support Employees) to a career position to “buy back time” towards their retirement. This legislation would ensure that former, temporary employees would have access to full retirement benefits and would not be forced to work extra years to make up for the time they were not able to contribute.

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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."

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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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