US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

Report: Rural Letter Carriers Union Passes New National Steward System

From reader: Today at the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA)  national convention the delegation passed the proposed national steward system. Posted: 18 Aug 2011 at 4:25am Basically, State, Assistant state, and Area stewards will become employees of the national association and will be trained and paid by national. They will represent the postal […]

USPS Starts Negotiations With NALC Today, Mail Handlers Set For Aug. 30

Facing a projected loss of $8 billion loss this year and a need to reduce workforce numbers by 220,000 by 2015, the Postal Service has begun contract negotiations with the National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC). Contract talks with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) begin Aug. 30. The two unions represent 247,000 […]

Video: Issa-The Sanctity Of Unions Must Be Respected

Darrell Issa was very supportive of unions just a short time ago. Now Issa and Florida Freshman Congressman Dennis Ross have lodged an all-out “perceived” war against the Postal Service and postal workers. Both Issa and Ross are aided by the Tea Partyers, who have launched an online petition to support Postal Reform. The United […]

APWU Members Against Ratification of Tentative Agreement

Randy Zelnick has created a page on 21st Century Postal Worker for APWU Members against Ratification of the APWU Tentative Contract Agreement. FACTS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE This page will attempt to provide FULL Disclosure with regard to the proposed language in the Tentative Agreement. There will be little spin and mostly concise language […]

VA, Union Reach Contract Agreement After 14 Years

WASHINGTON – Officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) have reached final agreement on a new national collective bargaining agreement, their first since 1997. This contract will enhance VA’s partnership with the union, change the rules for teleworking and expand the use of e-mail in labor-management relations. […]

APWU National Officers Say ‘Vote YES!’ On Tentative Agreement

The APWU National Executive Board voted unanimously last week to approve the union’s Tentative Agreement with the Postal Service, and in a video for APWU members, officers working at the organization’s Washington DC headquarters urged members to ‘Vote YES!’ The NEB vote was conducted via a telephone poll. [youtube][/youtube]

Corporate-Financed Politicians’ Assault On Working People Must Be Stopped Now!

NALC President Fredric V. Rolando outlines union’s national commitment to the cause of workers across the country. NALC to play prominent role in defending, promoting labor “The economic crisis—triggered by decades of reckless deregulation and an out-of-control financial sector—caused the economy to crash, unemployment to soar, tax revenues to plummet and pension funds to tank […]