Burrus: ‘Short-Sighted’ Strategy Will Mean Long-Term Damage

In a follow-up to recent testimony before a House subcommittee, APWU President William Burrus explored alternatives to station-and-branch closures, which the Postal Service is planning in reaction to a severe financial crisis.

Acts of Surrender, With the Battle’s Outcome in Doubt

Closing stations and branches and reducing mail delivery to five days per week “will unquestionably have a negative effect on the postal monopoly,” APWU President William Burrus told a House subcommittee at a hearing July 30. Such actions “will...

Consolidating Stations

At a meeting at USPS Headquarters on June 23, the Postal Service briefed APWU officers of the Clerk, Maintenance, and Motor Vehicle Crafts [ PDF | Powerpoint presentation] about plans to consolidate operations in large stations and branches.

APWU Responds to USPS Notice on Retail Operations

In response to a USPS notice that “the Postal Service is considering consolidating operations in our larger stations and branches,” APWU President William Burrus has reminded management that a Memorandum of Understanding included in the 2006-2010...

APWU Donation to Save Small-Town Post Office

The APWU has given a one-of-a-kind gift to the people of McCausland, Iowa: a donation of $30,000 to help save their post office. The contribution will pay for renovations to a building the small town purchased in order to stave off threats by the...