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APWU: The Case for Postal Banking

APWU: The Case for Postal Banking

The Postal Service Already Provides Financial Services to the Unbanked 12/16/2014 - By APWU President Mark Dimondstein A response to “The Case Against Postal Banking,” posted by Kevin Drum on Nov. 12, 2014…

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

Maintenance Craft Wins $8.64 Million Remedy for Improper Subcontracting

12/14/2014 - Arbitrator Shyam Das has ordered the Postal Service to pay Maintenance Craft employees $8.64 million for improperly subcontracting work that could have been performed by bargaining unit employees, Maintenance Craft…

Philadelphia City Council Adopts ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution

Philadelphia City Council Adopts ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution

APWU – 12.12.14 – The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 11 to adopt a resolution to support the APWU’s efforts “to protect living-wage jobs and its insistence on…

NLRB Charges Postal Service with Illegal Surveillance of Staples Protests

NLRB Charges Postal Service with Illegal Surveillance of Staples Protests

12/12/2014 - APWU The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has charged the USPS with illegally spying on postal employees while they protested outside a Staples store in Atlanta on March 4 and…

APWU: Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

APWU: Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

From left, front: Bob Johnson (chair), LaTonia Smith, Angela Garrett, Lisa Ortega, Annette August-Taylor  (co-chair), Daleo Freeman, From left, back:Charlie Cash, Yared Wonde, Ron Suslak, Vince Tarducci, Bill Weaver, David…

APWU Wins $56 Million Remedy for Postmasters Performing Craft Work

APWU Wins $56 Million Remedy for Postmasters Performing Craft Work

12/08/2014 - The APWU reached a $56 million settlement with the USPS on Dec. 5 to resolve a long-standing dispute over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing bargaining unit work. The agreement includes…

APWU Obtains Extension for the Electronic Grievance System

APWU Obtains Extension for the Electronic Grievance System

12/05/2014 - After several months of negotiating with the USPS, the APWU was successful in obtaining a five-year extension for the Electronic Grievance System (EGS). Although the USPS and APWU have agreed to meet…

APWU Members Join Black Friday Protests

APWU Members Join Black Friday Protests

On Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Walmart employees across the nation protested low wages, inadequate working conditions, and illegal practices that prevent workers from forming a union.…

Young People Love the Postal Service Best

Young People Love the Postal Service Best

An Unexpected Finding: Young People Love the Postal Service Best 11/25/2014 - APWU Few postal workers were surprised by a recent Gallup Poll that found that Americans rate the Postal Service highest…

APWU President: One Year In: Looking Back, Looking Forward

APWU President: One Year In: Looking Back, Looking Forward

It has been an exciting first year as your president. I am as honored today as I was the day I took office. I appreciate the help, insight and activism of…

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