Union Activists Urged to Fight Proposals to Gut FMLA

APWU President William Burrus has issued a call to action, asking the union’s officers and activists to fight proposed new regulations that would weaken the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. “The FMLA is the one of the most important pro-worker...

New Law Enhances FMLA Leave for Military Families

Recent amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act will allow postal workers and others covered by the law to take up to 26 weeks of leave to help eligible family members recover from a military service-related injury or illness.

Labor Department Study Affirms That FMLA ‘Is Working as Intended’

A Department of Labor study released June 27 confirms what most Americans already know, that “family and medical leave is good for workers and their families, is in the public interest, and is good workplace policy.” 

USPS Seeks to Thwart Landmark FMLA Ruling

The Postal Service has filed a petition seeking to overturn a recent court ruling that invalidated USPS return-to-work requirements for employees with absences of more than 21 days. The APWU had hailed the July 19 ruling as a major victory in the...