Fight to Save Saturday Service Approaches Important Milestone

APWU Web News Article 050-2010, June 3, 2010 Postal employees and customers are approaching an important milestone in the fight to save Saturday service, as a House resolution supporting six-day mail delivery continues to gain momentum. Close to 200 U.S. Representatives have signed on to co-sponsor House Resolution 173, which says “the U.S. Postal Service […]

Testimony of California State Association of Letter Carriers Before PRC

Testimony of California State Association of Letter Carriers – Sacramento PRC Field Hearing — May 12, 2010 Good morning Commissioners Acton and Hammond. Thank you for inviting me to testify. My name is John Beaumont and I am the President of the California State Association of Letter Carriers, which is comprised of 40,000 city letter […]

APWU Urges Postal Commission To Save Saturday Service

APWU Web News Article 042-2010, May 11, 2010 Testifying at a Las Vegas field hearing, APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez urged the Postal Regulatory Commission to reject the USPS proposal to end Saturday delivery. The plan will “hasten the call for elimination of the private express statutes and legal monopolies, which ensure quality postal […]

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION OFFICER CHARGED

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKER’S UNION (APWU) OFFICER CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT OF UNION FUNDS AND WIRE FRAUD (HOUSTON) – The former Southern Region Coordinator of the American Postal Worker’s Union (APWU) has been charged with embezzlement of union funds and wire fraud, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. The two count indictment was returned on […]

Local Postal Union Salaries and More

Local Postal Union Salaries and More

  Ever wanted to read how much your local union officers are paid? Or maybe you just want to see the disbursements, assets, and liabilities of your local. If so try this link: http://kcerds.dol-esa.gov/query/getOrgQry.do After the page opens just look for Union Name and then choose your union from the drop-down list – this would […]

Postal Service: OIG Workers Compensation Fraud Campaign

OIG Workers Compensation ‘Fraud’ Campaign Who’s scamming who? The USPS Office of Inspector General recently launched a “Workers’ Compensation Fraud Campaign.” In typical OIG fashion, one of its strategies involves demonizing injured workers by having an actor posing as a postal employee cheerfully brag about cheating the Workers’ Comp program. No one, of course, should […]

Clarification on Use of APWU FMLA Forms

(07/14/09) In response to a letter from the Postal Service stating that the APWU’s FMLA forms are not equivalent to the Department of Labor’s FMLA forms, the union has written the Postal Service clarifying our position on the use of the forms. Some managers have interpreted the USPS’s comments to mean that the APWU’s FMLA […]

Postal Service launches study on the elimination of Saturday delivery

In response to the financial crisis facing the Postal Service due to the severe national recession and the impact of electronic substitution, postal management has launched an internal study on the feasibility of eliminating Saturday delivery across the United States NALC received a letter dated June 11 from the Postal Service requesting the union’s input […]

APWU PUBLICIZES LIST OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES THAT REFUSE TO JOIN THE UNION

APWU PUBLICIZES LIST OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES THAT REFUSE TO JOIN THE UNION

APWU’s President Burrus states that in March he sent letters to non-APWU members requesting that they join the union. The mailing included a postage-paid return envelope along with an APWU membership application. Burrus noted that about 1000 postal employees chose to join the union, but many others chose to use the postage-paid envelope to express their […]