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Pascrell Demands Investigation of USPS Mayhem
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-9) today called for an immediate investigation of turmoil at the United States Postal Service (USPS), purportedly stemming from a pattern of interference engineered by the Trump administration in its efforts to destabilize the post office, he said. Read More...
Over 60 Labor Leaders Urge Congressional Leaders to #SaveThePostOffice
On May 11, over 60 Labor leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, copying both the Postal Board of Governors and the Postmaster General, urging them support the United States Postal Service. Read More...
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The state of the U.S. Postal Service in 8 charts
The U.S. Postal Service consistently tops the favorability list in Pew Research Center’s periodic surveys of public views of government agencies. This year, 91% of Americans – and equal 91% shares of Democrats and Republicans – had a favorable view of the agency. Read More...
Trump: Postal Service must charge Amazon more, or no loan
President Donald Trump said Friday that he won't approve a $10 billion loan for the U.S. Postal Service unless the agency raises charges for Amazon and other big shippers to four to five times current rates. Read More...
US Mail is not for sale
Friend-- Thank you for stepping up and signing the petition to protect our public Postal Service. The threat is huge! We have make sure that Congress and the White House listen and act! That means raising our voices as loud as we can. We've set up a tool for you to send an email directly to Representative Max Rose, Senator Charles E. Schumer, and Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand. Read More...
APWU Responds to Washington Post Expose of White House Plot to Destroy the Public Postal Service
“It’s a power grab to destroy the public Postal Service. Shame on them,” responded APWU President Mark Dimondstein to shocking reports from the Washington Post that the Trump Administration is attempting to use the coronavirus crisis to force draconian cuts to the Postal Service. Read More...
Stand Up for Safe Jobs This Workers Memorial Day
The number one priority of all levels of the APWU leadership during the current coronavirus crisis has been the health and safety of postal workers, our families, and that of the postal public. Read More...
Mourning Postal Workers Lost in COVID-19 Pandemic
The worldwide COVID pandemic has tragically claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people in the United States, including over thirty-five postal workers and a number of APWU members. “The APWU extends our deepest sympathies to the families of our members who have lost loved ones during this terrible crisis,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. Read More...
Postal Service is Highest Rated Federal Agency - Again
As the heroic role of postal workers in the midst of a pandemic grabs headlines (MSNBC, Boston Globe, NY Times), the Postal Service has taken one more accolade – it is once again the public’s highest rated federal agency in an annual survey released by Pew Research Center. Read More...
'A Right of the People': Leader of Postal Workers Union Demands USPS Funding in Next Stimulus Bill "We now need Congress to tell Mnuchin, 'There will be no incentive package that you want without the Post Office in it.'"
The president of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union is calling on Congress to make emergency funding for the Postal Service a necessary condition in negotiations with the Trump White House over the next coronavirus stimulus package as the prized government institution faces the possibility of imminent collapse. Read More...
Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) Claims under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 viral disease is impacting how we live and work across the country, and around the world. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to providing support to Federal employees during this difficult time. Read More...
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Coronavirus outbreak updates
The APWU Health Plan provides resources to help you stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Coverage enhancements for APWU Health Plan members APWU Health Plan now covers visits to health care providers, urgent care centers, and the emergency room at no cost for members when the visit results in an order for or administration of a diagnostic test for COVID-19. Read More...
Republicans Don’t Want to Save Jobs Billions for oil, nothing for nurses and teachers.
Recent job losses have been nothing short of apocalyptic. Almost 17 million workers — more than 10 percent of the work force — filed for unemployment benefits over the course of just three weeks. Independent economists suggest that the unemployment rate may already be close to 20 percent, which is similar to its level in the depths of the Great Depression. Read More...
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