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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...

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'Stop Staples’ Campaign Gets Off to a Strong Start

A trial program that put postal counters in 82 Staples stores — staffed with low-paid, non-union Staples employees — is a ‘direct assault on postal jobs and public postal services,’ the union has declared. The ‘Stop Staples’ campaign got off to a...

Contract Negotiations Underway

Contract negotiations began on Sept. 1, and bargaining sessions are scheduled every week during the months of September, October, and November. The current contract expires at midnight on Nov. 20, 2010, and a lot of hard bargaining will take place...

Management Publishes New Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

The Postal Service has finally published a new Drug and Alcohol Testing policy, Management Instruction PO-720-2010-1 [PDF], which became effective Dec. 31, 2009. We first announced an agreement with management on a new drug testing policy in March,...

Great New Benefits for Retirees

You’ve worked toward it and planned for it, and now that moment has arrived: Your retirement. A new package of travel, entertainment, and other benefits offered through the AFL-CIO’s Union Plus program can make it all the more rewarding.

Dispute Over Reassignment of APWU Bargaining-Unit Employees to Other Craft's Vacant Assignments

The APWU initiated a dispute over whether there is a disagreement between the parties regarding Article 12.5.C.5.a(4) or similar provisions of the National Agreement, and applicable provisions of handbooks and manuals, concerning reassignment of...

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