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Briefing: Why We Need the Postal Service

Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard appeared on a panel convened by the Institute for Policy Studies. The group explained why we need to save the Postal Service from this immediate threat — and support innovations like postal banking...

Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell Honored with Shirley Chisholm Breakthrough Leader Award

On July 30, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored with the 2020 Shirley Chisholm Breakthrough Leader Award, named after the “unbought and unbossed” 1972 presidential candidate. The award was presented as part of The Summit for Civil...

Stay Informed About Your Union

Safety Hazard on APPS Prime Function May Cause Serious Injury and Loss of Life

APWU members are advised not to use the “prime function” to pre-load belts on APPS (Automated Package Processing System) machines.

Waste Management

In the January-February issue, the regional coordinator’s article addressed the Postmaster General’s DRIVE (Delivering, Results, Innovation, Value, and Efficiency) program and what management was planning for you — including more consolidations,...

PRC Slams USPS Closure Plans

Echoing recommendations made by the APWU, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) sharply criticized USPS plans for closing stations and branches in an “advisory opinion” issued March 10. The Postal Service should give residents more notice when it...

Up Next: Preparing for Local Negotiations

The 2010-2015 collective bargaining agreement has been ratified by the membership, and it is now time to move to the enforcement phase of our new contract. This agreement has many sweeping changes, and there is much work to do.

The Government Pension Offset Why It Should Be Repealed

During the last Congress, bills were introduced in the House and Senate to repeal the Government Pension Offset provision of current Social Security law. Although the legislation had many co-sponsors, it never made it out of committee for a vote in...