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 […]

NALC President Young Announces Pending Retirement

NALC President William H. Young surprised many in attendance by announcing that he plans to retire soon – probably before the end of the year – at which time under the Constitution he will turn the reins of the union over to Executive Vice President Fred Rolando. “I have served as a full-time officer for […]

Federal Administrative Judge has Harsh Words for San Francisco USPS Management

The following was submitted to PEN from NALC Branch 214 Please add comments below. San Francisco – A USPS letter carrier was awarded injunctive relief, compensatory damages and attorney’s fees as a result of a lawsuit finding discrimination against a disability. In the wake of the decision, San Francisco NALC Union #214 has requested termination […]

Arbitrator Grants Postal Nurses Raises, Job Security

APWU Nurses Contract Arbitrator Grants Postal Nurses Raises, Job Security APWU Web News Article #052-09, April 30, 2009 An arbitration panel finalized a five-year contract for postal nurses on April 28 — the first since the National Postal Professional Nurses merged with the APWU. The ruling [PDF]  came more than 20 months after the nurses’ […]

Twenty-Two More U.S. Reps Sign Up as Sponsors of H.R. 22

April 23, 2009 APWU.org Legislation that is desperately needed to save the Postal Service from a crushing financial crisis continues to garner support in the House of Representatives.   As of April 23, 274 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 22 [PDF], which would modify a provision of the 2006 postal […]

APWU-Led Consolidation Protests

April 20, 2009 Owners of small businesses, workers, and other concerned citizens continue to speak out at protests and at public meetings staged by the Postal Service to “share initial results” of Area Mail Processing studies. At one of the noisier of such gatherings, several business owners and public officials in Wilkes-Barre disagreed sharply with […]