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.

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

Petitions Delivered to Postal Board of Governors on Jan. 6

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 preserve the public Postal Service.

The rally concluded a hugely successful petition drive launched after current Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced in October that she would retire on Jan. 31, 2020.

 

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Starting Strong, Looking Ahead

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Happy New Year! It was a great way to end last year when 250 non-supervisory postal workers at the Human Resource Shared Services Center in NC overwhelmingly voted to join the APWU. Welcome to our union family!

Challenging and exciting times lie ahead for postal workers and our union. Some highlights:

We soon expect the “Interest Arbitration” Award setting the terms of the new union contract covering 194,000 workers. We cannot predict the outcome. Yet, based on our strong and well-prepared case, terrific witnesses and the rank & file contract campaign, I am cautiously optimistic that the award will include retroactive pay raises and COLAs and that we will prevail in our collective quest for a good contract. Important local negotiations will follow the issuing of the Award.

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