Labor News

(03/01/12) The Postal Service's recent announcement that it has approved 223 mail processing facilities for consolidation has prompted questions about how many employees in the various crafts and areas will be affected.

(02/24/12) Clerk Craft National Business Agent Tom Maier has been appointed to serve as the union's Legislative and Political Assistant Director. He replaces Steve Albanese, who retired at the end of 2011.

Of 264 facilities studied for closure, 223 were approved for consolidation. Six are still being studied. Only 35 consolidations were disapproved -- at this time.... The Postal Service's announcement on Feb. 23 that it has approved 223 mail processing plants for consolidation leaves union members just one option, APWU President Cliff Guffey said: We must continue the fight! "That means getting Congress to act now to Save America's Postal Service," he said.

(02/22/12) As the Postal Service prepares to announce which mail processing facilities will face consolidation beginning in mid-May, the APWU is fighting back. The union is continuing to oppose USPS plans to slash service, eliminate 35,000 jobs, and destroy the mail distribution network. "APWU members have done an outstanding job of expressing our concerns to members of Congress and the media,"said APWU President Cliff Guffey. "We face an uphill battle, so it is crucial that union members continue to make their voices heard."

250 Demonstrate at Norwood Car Dealership for Contract

250 Demonstrate at Norwood Car Dealership for Contract

250 Demonstrate at Norwood Car Dealership for Contract

(02/21/12) Current postal and federal employees won't have to pay more for their retirement benefits in order to fund an extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax holiday passed by the Congress last week, but new government workers will be required to pay 1.5 percent more to fund another portion of the bill, which extends unemployment benefits.

(02/21/12) Current postal and federal employees won't have to pay more for their retirement benefits in order to fund an extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax holiday passed by the Congress last week, but new government workers will be required to pay 1.5 percent more to fund another portion of the bill, which extends unemployment benefits.

ATU Local 100 Stands Up for Bus Riders in Fall River