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John R. Smith, First Retirees Director, Passes Away

John R. Smith, former Retirees Department Director, passed away Jan. 11, at the age of 91. Brother Smith (known by most as “JR”) was the first ever director of the Retirees Department. At the time of his retirement from the APWU on May 7, 2005,...

Over 400,000 People Demand a Postmaster General Who Supports the Public Postal Service

On Jan. 6, APWU national officers, fellow union members, organizers and activists, many from organizations in A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (Grand Alliance), gathered at USPS Headquarters to demand the Postal Board of Governors...

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APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ COLA 2020 Is 1.6 percent a fair Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Seniors? It is projected that the average increase in benefits will be $...

OWCP Online Claim Filing

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ All postal employees who are injured on duty will soon have the option of filing Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) claims online through...

VA Policy Violates Veterans’ Privacy

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ The dictionary defines ‘private’ as “belonging to, restricted to or intended for an individual person.” With that it has long been understood...

‘Gaining Strength from Our Past, to Fight for Our Future!’

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ Gaining Strength from Our Past, to Fight for Our Future was the theme that kicked off Post Office Women for Equal Rights, APWU POWER’s, 40th...

Voter Suppression

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The 2020 election is closer than we think. This election is critical and we are asking everyone to start taking action now to ensure every...

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