Labor News

Web News Article #: 56-2018Boston Metro Area Local Standing Strong & United
on Union Gear Thursday!
If your local is FIRED UP AND READY TO GO send union gear and contract action images to communications@apwu.org.

Web News Article #: 55-2018APWU met with the White House Task Force on the Postal Service on Tuesday, June 6 and presented a series of recommendations and supporting materials on how the USPS could improve services, become more financially stable, and continue to remain a treasured public institution offering universal service to all citizens, regardless of where they live or work.

Web News Article #: 54-2018APWU members are turning out and showing up for the Tell the PMG Video Challenge. Members from Baltimore to Dallas to Salt Lake City have already submitted videos explaining the importance of the work they do, that they deserve a fair contract, and they will fight not only for themselves but future workers!
Passion Walker was recently converted to full-time position and now she’s standing up and fighting back so no one else has to go through what she went through.
Want your voice to be heard? Tell your story on video and the APWU bargaining team will carry your message on to the negotiation table. Click here to fill out the submission form and upload your video. All submitters will be sent a free  2018 Contract Campaign t-shirt!
 

Web News Article #: 53-2018Have you ever wanted to tell the Postmaster General a thing or two? Now you can. 
​ ​The APWU Contract Campaign is asking members to submit short videos to the union telling the story of the work you and other union members perform daily serving the publicand why you need a new – and fair contract! Tell your story on an APWU video and your APWU bargaining team will carry your message on to the bargaining table.>> Click here for the video submission form <<

Web News Article #: 52-2018David Celebrating 67 Years of Federal Service on May 31.
When David Rodriguez first began at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1958, employees would show up and have to wait until work was available, resulting in 12- to 15-hour days with minimal pay. Not until 1963, with President Kennedy’s executive order, did federal employees have the right to even limited collective bargaining.

Web News Article #: 51-2018Opening Day is June 26, and it is right around the corner! Are you ready?

Web News Article #: 50-2018APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. "We, as postal workers, including our families and our communities, have greatly benefited from his impassioned and determined life’s work and leadership."

Web News Article #: 49-2018APWU President Mark Dimondstein busts myths and sets the record straight on the Postal Service, "a national treasure belonging to all the people of the United States." Click here to read the entire column as it appears in the Boston Globe.
 

 

Web News Article #: 48-2018On Wednesday, May 9, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the Workplace Democracy Act, with Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) introducing the companion bill in the House of Representatives.

Web News Article #: 47-2018“Such changes would mean thousands of dollars taken out of active workers’ paychecks and thousands more in reduced benefits for retirees,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. Taken together, the proposals outlined by OPM would take a staggering $144 billion out of the pockets of dedicated civil servants over the next ten years.