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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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Postmaster General to Retire, Postal Board of Governors to Appoint Successor

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Arbitration Hearings and Testimony Conclude

The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service management conducted a final three-day session of interest arbitration Nov. 13-15. The week’s proceedings saw the conclusion of evidence submission and witness testimony in the...

Message from the President: Final Arbitration Hearings

President Dimondstein's fifth update on the interest arbitration hearings for our new union contract. We just completed three more days of hearings which ended November 15th. The hearings are now completed and the panel will begin their...

Interest Arbitration: APWU Presents Final Witness Testimony With Clerk and Custodial Evidence

Today at Interest Arbitration, APWU presented evidence from the Clerk and Maintenance Craft Divisions.

Interest Arbitration: APWU rebuts management’s economics and MVS proposals

Today at Interest Arbitration, the APWU rebutted some of management’s economic arguments, including their controversial claim that postal workers are overpaid for the skills they employ. We also responded the management’s regressive proposals for...

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