As the APWU’s top officer, the President is responsible for all of the operations of the national union, as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws. The President oversees all the activities conducted by the officers and staff of every department, division, and committee defined by the APWU Constitution.

APWU Live with President Dimondstein

APWU President Dimondstein as he reports back to members on the work and challenges we face as we move into 2021.

Topics will include the campaign for a pro-postal majority on the USPS Board of Governors, the recent creation of 5,000 new union career jobs and the upcoming opening of bargaining on the APWU/USPS Contract.

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 postal workers throughout this dangerous pandemic, service has deteriorated to levels never seen in modern times. On-time first class mail delivery has fallen below 50 percent in many areas. Medicines, greeting cards, holiday gifts and vital correspondence are arriving late, not by days, but by weeks.

Several factors have created such an “imperfect storm.” The Postal Service suffers from chronic understaffing. COVID-19 pressures have exacerbated staffing issues, as has large turnover of the workforce. Packages have reached record volumes. Congress has still not resolved the manufactured postal financial crisis created by the absurd 2006 mandate to pre-fund retiree health benefits.

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