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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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COVID-19 Spotlights the Need to Continue the Fight for Safety and Health

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Every year on April 28, workers come together for Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have died, been injured, or contracted an occupational...

Who Conducts Function Four Reviews (or Scams) in the Middle of a Pandemic?

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The Postal Service intends to conduct 607 Level 3 Function 4 reviews and 8,772 modified Level 2 Function 4 reviews in offices across the country....

Custodial Team Cleaning Failed the COVID Test

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) In the March-April 2019 issue, we raised the alarm that the Custodial Team Cleaning Program (CTC), along with its chemicals, was doomed to fail. We...

House Passes the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On February 27th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” This bill promises to help stabilize communities across the country and provide emergency assistance to the working class. If passed in the...

Union Plus Offers Help to Those Impacted by the Severe Winter Storms in Texas

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the severe storms in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.*1  Union Plus Disaster...

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