Securing relief from the economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis is part of our work to ensure the health and safety of postal workers and the long-term future of the Postal Service. The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the Summer. But instead of backing our public Postal Service, the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit. It is vital that we put maximum pressure on our Congress members - the people WE elect - to #SaveThePostOffice.

President Dimondstein on PBS News Hour

The vital role of U.S. Postal Service in American elections

With the election nearing and many parts of the U.S. in the grips of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have become a prominent issue. But President Trump has disparaged both the U.S. Postal Service and the integrity of voting by mail. What effect could his criticism have? William Brangham talks to Mark Dimondstein of the American Postal Workers Union and then Spencer Cox, lieutenant governor of Utah.

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September 18, 2020

Statement: Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Postal Policies that Could Slow Election Mail

The APWU calls on the Postal Service to keep its promises and follow the rule of law. And the APWU will be there to...

August 28, 2020

APWU Members Rally With Community to Demand Congress Save the Post Office

On Tuesday, headlines from news outlets across the country read: “Postal Workers Day of Action.” As the country...

August 19, 2020

Regarding PMG DeJoy Temporarily Suspending Some Recent Policy Decisions

Postmaster General DeJoy’s mid-July implementation of a series of new policies slowed down and delayed the mail. These...

August 7, 2020

Briefing: Why We Need the Postal Service

Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard appeared on a panel convened by the Institute for Policy Studies. The...

2 million+ voices to #SaveThePostOffice

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Rahna Epting, Executive Director of MoveOn.org, President Dimondstein and guests joined together as we delivered more than 2,000,000 signatures to the U.S. Senate to Save The Post Office.

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People who work for the Post Office are making a difference to millions of people every day. Whether you are a postal worker or customer, you are a part of the story of the USPS. It is vital that we tell our part of that story and highlight why we need to #SaveThePostOffice.

Save the Postal Service - Because it's yours!

The Postal Service is in a crisis, caused by the Coronavirus, and Congress needs to act, urgently. Call your Senators and tell them to support stimulus funding for the USPS: 844-402-1001. The Coronavirus shutdown is plummeting postal revenues while increasing costs. The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the summer and the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit.

Veterans like Skyleigh deserve better

More than 330,000 veterans receive medications through the mail every day. They deserve better Postmaster General DeJoy's unnecessary and reckless delays to the mail.

APWU Members Rally With Community to Demand Congress Save the Post Office

On Tuesday, headlines from news outlets across the country read: “Postal Workers Day of Action.” As the country continues to rise up in defense of the public Postal Service and against the new policies that have significantly delayed mail, thousands took to the streets under the banner “Save the Post Office.” An estimated 300 actions took place in almost every state.

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Save the Post Office ad and Danny Glover spot hit the airwaves

Postal workers and the fight to save the Postal Service hit the airwaves in two important new radio spots.

A new radio ad, which focuses on the threat the USPS, was launched today by the American Postal Workers Union. The nationwide ad buy will inlude key states, whose senators will cast crucial votes on postal finances.

Meanwhile, actor and social activist Danny Glover who has long been a supporter of postal workers and members of the American Postal Workers Union has also released a radio public service announcement asking the public to join him in expressing active gratitude for postal workers.

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The Postal Service is in a crisis, caused by the Coronavirus, and Congress needs to act, urgently.

The Coronavirus shutdown is plummeting postal revenues while increasing costs. The Postal Service could run out of money soon and the new Postmaster General is already using the crisis to slow down mail/package sorting and delivery. Rather than cutting or slowing our public postal services, Congress must provide support  and funding for the People's Post Office.

Call your Senators urgently. Tell them to support at least $25 billion in stimulus funding for our public Postal Service. Dial (844) 402-1001 or use this form.

 

WATCH: WHY WE NEED THE POSTAL SERVICE

The U.S. Postal Service has long been an important source of decent jobs, particularly for people of color, who make up 40 percent of their workforce. In the current crisis, postal workers are playing a particularly vital role in our nation’s economic and public health as they strain to meet the surge in demand for package deliveries. At the same time, mail volume has plummeted as a result of the crisis. Without emergency relief, the Postal Service is facing a real threat of bankruptcy. This webinar explained why we need to save the Postal Service from this immediate threat — and support innovations like postal banking that will make USPS an even greater public asset for generations to come.

Judy Beard, Legislative and Political Director, American Postal Workers Union

Scott Klinger, Jobs with Justice

Sarah Anderson, Institute for Policy Studies

The public supports stimulus funding

A new nationwide opinion poll shows that the public overwhelmingly supports funding for the U.S. Postal Service in the next stimulus bill to prevent USPS from running out of cash. Postmaster General Megan Brennan has reported to Congress that due to a decline in revenue linked to the pandemic, USPS will run out of money by September, without financial support. The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), also indicates that elected leaders who allow USPS to go bankrupt may face a significant backlash from voters.

You can find out more about the study here.