×
Register an Account
Forgot Login?



Workers Memorial Day - Standing Up Against Hostile Work Environment May 24, 2023 April 28 was a great day for the American Postal Workers Union! The day, recognized by the Labor Movement as Workers Memorial Day, saw many of us stand up and stand against managers and supervisors who have created toxic and hostile work environments in our work places.
Educate, Engage, and Empower! May 24, 2023 The Human Relations Department will be holding an Educational Assembly in Baltimore, MD June 13 through June 15, 2023. The theme of the conference is: Educate, Engage, and Empower! There will be guest speakers, questions and answers sessions, as well as workshops and networking opportunities.
Sorting and Delivery Centers, and the Postal Service's 10-Year Plan May 24, 2023 APWU family, I hope you and your family are well. There is a lot to talk about because a lot is going on. Every day, there are changes on the workroom floor. You don’t know what to expect from day to day.
Is Your Union Constitution in Conflict? May 24, 2023 Your local union constitution contains the fundamental principles by which the local is governed. Federal law requires local unions to adopt a constitution that has been approved by the members.
The Impacts of Hostile Work Environments on Employees Can Be Significant May 24, 2023 Hostile work environment abounds in the Postal Service and it will only get worse as Postmaster General (PMG) De Joy continues to push his 10-year plan on postal workers and the communities of America. His plans do not provide prompt, affordable and efficient service.
How We Stop the Harassment May 24, 2023 Greetings APWU family, I hope this article finds you well. While the Support Services Division has plenty of important contract negotiations to engage in this year, I would like to take this opportunity to address an issue that is very personal to me: workplace toxicity.
We Will Settle for Nothing Less than the Respect All Workers Deserve! Mark Dimondstein May 23, 2023 Wearing union pins lead to many good conversations. I often wear a button that says “Workers Deserve Respect.” Workers I meet, whether at the grocery store, pharmacy, airport, or restaurants, often comment on their support for the pro-worker message.
Labor News - May/June 2023 May 17, 2023 WORKERS SHELVE THREE-MONTH STRIKE IN DEAL WITH HARPER COLLINS Members of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 ended a three-month strike at publishing company, Harper Collins. The 250 union editorial assistants, publicists, and designers were seeking better wages, workplace diversity, and union protections.
USPS announces end of COVID-19 protocols May 17, 2023 Effective May 12, 2023, the Postal Service has discontinued all Covid-19 specific protocols, including all memoranda of understanding, policies, and work practice restrictions and requirements. However, we must all understand that COVID-19 and other communicable diseases still pose a threat.
Secretary-Treasurer Powell presents proclamation titled "Aging Unbound" for Older Americans Month May 17, 2023 The month of May is Older Americans Month. Secretary-Treasurer Powell presented a proclamation to the National Executive Board titled "Aging Unbound.
Central Regional Coordinator Sharyn Stone Retires: Amy Puhalski Appointed as New Coordinator May 10, 2023 Central Regional Coordinator Sharyn Stone has announced her retirement effective April 30, 2023. Sister Stone assumed her position of Regional Coordinator and National Executive Board member in 2001 and served for over 20 years with passion and determination.
APWU National Presidents Conference Rallies at Postal HQ Against Cuts, For Better Service May 10, 2023 Hundreds of postal workers demonstrated outside of USPS headquarters on Tuesday, May 9 at a rally coordinated by the APWU National Presidents Conference.
Postal Workers "Speak Up Together" for Dignity and Respect May 5, 2023 Share this article Postal workers were “fired up, and ready to go,” as APWU members and allies across the country took action to demand dignity and respect on the Workers Memorial Day National Day of Action.
2024 Annual Leave Exchange and Carryover MOU May 5, 2023 As with previous years, the Postal Service has agreed to increase the maximum number of hours career employees may carry over into the next leave year. Career employees may also “exchange” (sell back) additional annual leave.
On Workers Memorial Day, Take Action for Dignity & Respect at Work: The Postal Campaign Against Toxic Workplace Environments This year, on Workers Memorial Day, postal workers across the country will take action to demand dignity, respect, and adequate staffing to get the job done.
Postal Service Health Benefits Program - New Fact Sheets Released April 25, 2023 The Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA) (signed into law on April 6, 2022) mandated the creation of a new Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) Program.
Direct Deposit Allotments and Net-to-Bank Transactions Online A APWU Industrial Relations Director, Charlie Cash, has been notified that tonight (April 21, 2023) at 9 pm central time (7 pm pacific, 8 pm Mountain, 10 pm Eastern), employees will, once again, have access to Direct Deposit allotments and net-to-bank transaction again online through LiteBlue/PostalEase.
Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Affect Postal Workers April 18, 2023 On Tuesday April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case “Groff vs. DeJoy.” This case could have serious implications for the seniority and other rights of postal workers. Mr. Groff was a Rural Carrier Relief employee who refused to work on Sundays based on his religious beliefs.
10 Roads Express forced to reinstate union organizer after successful strike action April 14, 2023 Drivers for USPS contractor, 10 Roads Express, in Peoria, IL, are celebrating the reinstatement of a union leader, who was fired just hours after they won their vote to form a union.
On Workers Memorial Day, Take Action for Dignity & Respect at Work: The Postal Campaign Against Toxic Workplace Environments April 14, 2023 This year, on Workers Memorial Day, postal workers across the country will take action to demand dignity, respect, and adequate staffing to get the job done.
Parties Agree to Allow PTFs/PSEs in Level 4 RMPO Offices to Decline Conversion April 12, 2023 On March 29, 2023, the APWU and USPS agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will immediately begin to allow PTFs or PSEs assigned to Level 4 Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) to decline a career or full-time conversion opportunity if they choose to do so.
Arbitrator Shyam Das Supplemental Award Addressing the Scope of 2016 Decision in 110 HCR Routes Case April 6, 2023 On March 16, 2023, Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a Supplemental Award addressing the scope of his 2016 decision in the 110 HCR routes case, Case No. Q06C-4Q-C 11182451.
My Consumer Driven Option March 16, 2023 On behalf of the entire APWU Health Plan, I would like to welcome all of our new members and their families. The Health Plan team looks forward to serving you for many years to come. The APWU Health Plan offers two rich and comprehensive plans: the High Option and the Consumer Driven Option.
Women's Rights Are Under Attack March 16, 2023 Today, in the USA, women’s rights are under attack. Women are being told what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Although one might not personally believe in abortion, it’s not up to anyone, especially a man, to tell a woman what’s religiously right and wrong.
What's the 411 on Capitol Hill? March 16, 2023 With the 118th Congress underway, there is already much talk throughout the country on the debt ceiling, a legislative limit on the amount of debt that can be incurred by the United States Treasury Department.
"What Have You Done For Me Lately?" March 16, 2023 What’s the first thing you hear from a non-member when you ask them to join the union? Maybe surprise! Many non-members have never been asked to join the union. But a lot more non-members really just don’t understand what we are and what we do. They might ask “Why.
Join The Fight for Social Security and a Better Tomorrow March 16, 2023 Legislative Priorities The Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 82) was re-introduced during the first week of the 118th Congress.
Department of Transportation Testing Violations by USPS Contractor March 16, 2023 The APWU strives to ensure USPS compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations as related to our Motor Vehicle Service Division members whose positions require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
Contract Negotiations in the Year Ahead March 16, 2023 Our collective bargaining agreements are the foundation of the relationship between APWU members and management. Our collective bargaining agreements are the contracts that establish the wages, benefits, and working conditions that we work under.
Together, We Can Overcome Any Obstacle March 16, 2023 As a new officer writing my first article, I would like to start by saying that I am honored and humbled to have been elected as Southern Regional Coordinator of our great union. I cannot express enough my gratitude for the trust and confidence you have placed in me.
Training, Regional Assistants and COVID Leave March 16, 2023 Human Relations Conference The Human Relations Conference will be held from June 12 to June 16, 2023 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, located at 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Guests should plan to arrive on June 12 and depart on June 16.
APWU Files National Dispute Over New Employee Orientation March 16, 2023  The COVID-19 pandemic caused numerous problems for the Postal Service and the postal unions, but more importantly, the employees.
Know Your Rights At Work! March 16, 2023 One of the basic rights you have in the Postal Service is the right to meet with a steward if your contractual rights have been violated. You have the right to representation by a steward in any meeting that could lead to discipline, and the right to meet with a steward to file a grievance.
Who is Keeping Track of Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Hostile Work Environments? March 15, 2023 The USPS has never put forth its best effort to protect postal workers from hostile work environments. Employees often experience management failures to resolve cases.
Tax Season is Upon Us. But Who Pays Taxes? And How Are They Spent? Mark Dimondstein March 15, 2023 Working people, including postal workers, routinely pay taxes. We don’t have massive write-offs, offshore tax havens, untaxed stock incomes, tax avoidance trust funds, or high-priced lawyers. But the billionaire U.S.
Third COLA Increase Announced February 15, 2023  In accordance with the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a $0.10 per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 11, 2023. The increase is the result of a rise in the January Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).
APWU Endorses Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence for the Postal Board of Governors February 13, 2023 At our national convention in August 2022, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence reflected on her time in the House of Representatives as a postal champion and how her long career in various roles at the USPS laid the foundation for a life of public service.
Columbus, OH 10 Roads Express Drivers Win Huge Union YES! Vote February 3, 2023 10 Roads Express mail drivers in Columbus, OH have voted to join APWU by a blowout 57-21 margin. The ballots were tallied by the National Labor Relations Board on Jan, 26.
Department of Labor Announces New FECA Procedures for COVID-19 Cases January 30, 2023 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) expired on January 27. The APWU has opposed the expiration of those provisions of the act that protected federal workers who contracted COVID-19 (COVID).
Questions and Answers: In-Service Examinations, Register & Eligibility Ratings January 23, 2023 On Jan. 18, 2023, the parties signed off on national Questions & Answers on the In-Service Examinations, Register and Eligibility Ratings MOU.
The Debt Ceiling & Postal Workers No postal worker or federal retiree will see a gap or reduction in pension payments or healthcare coverage. January 20, 2023 The Treasury Department announced on Thursday that the United States government has hit its statutory “debt limit.
Protecting LiteBlue from Cyber Criminals: Multifactor Authentication Required After January 15 January 20, 2023 APWU national officers are continuing to advocate for members who have had had their wages stolen in the recent online fraud attack on USPS systems.
APWU Position on Employees Who Have Had Direct Deposits  APWU national officers have filed a national dispute with postal management on behalf of members who have had their pay stolen by cyber-criminals and are unable to recover the money.
Pay Anomalies Continue Michael O. Foster January 17, 2023 (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Worker) The best intentions often have unintended consequences. Past contract negotiations have resulted in various changes to the pay tables in Article 9 for various groups of employees.
Optimism and Action in 2023 Debby Szeredy January 17, 2023 (This article was first published in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of The American Postal Worker) I hope our future in 2023 will be blessed with optimism and action.
Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention Joyce B. Robinson January 17, 2023 (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Workers) The last few years dealing with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to become overwhelmed and experience burnout.
New Year, New Officers, Same Commitment! Arrion Brown January 17, 2023 (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Worker) New Year’s greetings to our Support Services and entire APWU family. I hope this article finds you and your family well.
Monsters Do Exist... Omar M. Gonzalez January 17, 2023 (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Worker) ...as evidenced by those that creep around postal work floors. This new year we re-focus on the harassment and bullying by postal monsters. It takes a postal village to take them on.
Renew Our Commitment to APWU Nancy Olumekor January 17, 2023  (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Worker) Legislative Priorities The 118th Congress began on Jan. 3, 2023.
Start 2023 Off Right With a Commitment to Your Health Sarah Jane Rodriguez January 17, 2023 (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Workers Union) There are so many things that keep us busy every day, such as work, kids, family, and even illnesses, that it’s sometimes difficult to think of anything else.
Starting the Year in Good Financial Shape is the Key Elizabeth Powell January 17, 2023 (This article was first published in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of The American Postal Worker) Every new year brings new challenges – nothing we are not able to handle, some larger than we would like. However, we prevail and persevere nonetheless.
Santa's Elves are Union Proud - Let's Spread the Word! Charlie Cash January 17, 2023 (This article was first published in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of The American Postal Worker) Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.
Bulk Mail Tech and Mailer Requirement Clerk MOU & Higher-Level National Dispute Lamont Brooks January 17, 2023 (This article was first published in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of The American Postal Worker) On Nov.
Together, Let's Keep Rolling the Union On! Mark Dimondstein January 17, 2023 It was a tremendous honor to be installed into office on November 16 with all of the elected national officers. I share a few of my edited remarks below, including a brief “12-point platform,” as we look forward to the new term of office and the New Year.
A Year In Review: A Look Back at 2022 and Looking Forward to 2023 Judy Beard January 17, 2023 (This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 issue of the American Postal Workers Union) New Year Message from Director Judy Beard Happy New Year, union family.
NLRB Charges 10 Roads Express for Violations of the National Labor Relations Act January 13, 2023 On Jan.
Dr. King’s Legacy of Peaceful Direct Action is a Model for Us Today Daleo Freeman January 13, 2023 “Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.
Vote By Mail is Better Than Ever January 13, 2023 The Postal Service Successfully Delivered for Democracy During the 2022 Mid-Term Elections The U.S. Postal Service issued a Post-Elections Analysis Report on the delivery of 2022 mid-term Election Mail on Jan. 9, 2023. The analysis reported that the Postal Service delivered more than 15.
Looking Back: This Time in Our Labor History - Martin Luther King Jr. This article is an exerpt from the "Looking Back: This Time in Our Labor History" article in the January/February issue of the American Postal Worker January 13, 2023 Rev. Dr.
Updated 2022 APWU Constitution Posted January 9, 2023 The updated APWU Constitution & Bylaws has been posted. The new constitution includes changes adopted by delegates to the union’s 26th National Convention in August 2022.
APWU Endorses Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence for the Postal Board of Governors February 13, 2023 At our national convention in August 2022, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence reflected on her time in the House of Representatives as a postal champion and how her long career in various roles at the USPS laid the foundation for a life of public service.
JCIM is Available: Order Yours Today! January 5, 2023 The 2023 Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM), a resource for the administration of the 2021-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), is now available for members.
Update to APWU Members on LiteBlue Fraud January 5, 2023 APWU National Officers continue to warn postal workers to be on the lookout for a fraudulent online scheme that has resulted in stolen direct deposit payments from USPS employees.
Union Power in Peoria: APWU 10 Roads Express Workers Strike to Defend Their New Union! December 5, 2022 An exhibition of true worker power, solidarity, and courage was on display recently from 10 Roads Express drivers in Peoria, IL.
Postal Vehicle Operator Pilot Program to Create New Union Jobs in Oklahoma City, OK. December 2, 2022 APWU and USPS leadership have signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Postal Vehicle Operator (PVO) Position Pilot Program that will establish and fill a minimum of 125 PVO positions in the Oklahoma City, OK area.
APWU-Represented Postal Workers Get Retro-Pay October 28, 2022 APWU-represented employees who fall under the 2021-2024 National Agreement received the retro-active payments owed on them in their paychecks dated October 28, 2022. Employees will see the retro-active payments listed on their paychecks as multiple “adjustments”.
Emily Weber Appointed to New NBA Position in Wichita Region October 28, 2022 Share this article On October 28, 2022, Emily Weber was appointed by Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks to the new post of National Business Agent (NBA), Wichita Region. The Wichita Region represents clerks in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.
2022 Convention Transcript Now Available October 26, 2022 An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 26th Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on www.apwu.org. The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU.
PER DIEM UPDATE – EFFECTIVE DATE NOVEMBER 7, 2022 October 18, 2022 After meeting with the Postal Service again and scheduling an NCED site visit, we can announce that the implementation date of the per diem MOU is November 7, 2022 and will be piloted for three years for all Crafts. The current GSA rates control the per diem amount, currently at $59.
Commercial Crime Policy Bond Coverage Elizabeth Powell November 1, 2022 (This article first appeared in the November/December 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Bond coverage was renewed for three years, effective July 1, 2022.



×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
Page Last Updated: Nov 17, 2023 (15:10:30)
<< February 2024 >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29

Important Links

National APWU
-
Denver Metro Area Local APWU
15677 E. 17th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
  303-365-1524

Top of Page image
Powered By UnionActive - Copyright © 2024. All Rights Reserved.