American Rescue Plan Act: Update on Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL)

Multiple questions have been submitted regarding the recently passed stimulus bill known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Under section Title IV Section 4001 of the bill, funding for Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL) was...

Biden signs $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Into Law

On Thursday March 11, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, providing desperately needed relief to America’s working class and stabilizing communities across the country.

APWU Pres. Dimondstein Testifies to Congress

On February 24, APWU President Mark Dimondstein appeared at a hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform to discuss the financial issues facing the Postal Service and a draft legislative proposal on postal financing,...

COVID-19 Vaccination and You

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) People have questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. While this article provides a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers, the...

Alleviating Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on postal employees. Many are working longer hours with a reduced workforce and are required to...

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