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USPS Receives COVID-19 Financial Relief Following Success of #SaveThePostOffice Campaign

APWU members and our allies won an important victory in our fight to save the Post Office as the US Treasury Department last week released $8.648 billion to the USPS for COVID-19-related postal operating expenses and losses. The money came from a $...

Clerk Craft Prepares for National Negotiations

The APWU will begin negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in June. The current CBA is set to expire on September 20, 2021. As such, the Clerk Craft officers have begun preparing for negotiations on issues related to our craft...

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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.

Imperfect Storm

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The mail system is in chaos. Postal workers are tired and frustrated. Customers are angry. Despite the courageous efforts, hard work and dedication of...

Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

With national contract negotiations set to begin in June, President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of...

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,...

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