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 […]


The Postal Service has extended the deadline to elect the Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) option for eligible carriers until June 19, 2009. Carriers who are 50 with at least 20 years of service, or any age with at least 25 years of service, may choose to take the option and may select one of three […]

APWU: ‘Summer Sale’ Will Discount Our Future

April 16, 2009 Burrus Update #05-09, April 15, 2009 In response to declining mail volume and deteriorating financial circumstances, the Postal Service has announced plans for new price incentives for major mailers. One proposal, which is designed to increase volume during the time of year when mail volume is typically lowest, is being called a […]

APWU Asks Members to Contact Congress

        Support Growing for H.R. 22 APWU Asks Members to Contact Congress (04/06/09) Legislation that would provide the Postal Service temporary relief from a crushing financial crisis is gaining wide support in Congress. More than half of the members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 22, which […]

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