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American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

01/17/2018 03:00 AM
Liz Powell Honored with At the River I Stand Award
Web News Article #: 8-2018


(L-R) AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler Presenting the award to Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

On Sunday, Jan. 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the AFL-CIO Civil and Human Rights Executive Council Committee with the “At the River I Stand” award, at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Civil and Human Rights Conference, appropriately themed “Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.”


01/16/2018 03:15 PM
Clerk Craft and USPS Agree on $36 Million Remedy Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams
Web News Article #: 7-2018

The Clerk Craft and the USPS agreed on a $36 million remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program. The money will be distributed among Clerk Craft employees to be identified by the National APWU.


01/11/2018 08:45 AM
WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects
Web News Article #: 6-2018

The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU... It is not the place of the national APWU to give advice on whether to retire or not. That is a personal decision. However, it is decision with implications that members should know and consider.


01/10/2018 08:15 AM
Join APWU for a 2018 Contract Negotiations Tele-Town Hall on January 24!
Web News Article #: 5-2018

APWU will be holding a Tele-Town Hall on January 24 for an opportunity to hear about specific actions you can take in the fight for better working conditions and the ability to provide a better standard of living for APWU members and families.


01/09/2018 11:45 AM
MOU Designates Official Start Day for Newly Hired PSE Clerks
Web News Article #: 4-2018

On Jan. 5, the APWU and USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding Re: Clerk Craft PSE Hiring and One Day Break. The new MOU designates Saturday, the first day of the pay period, as the hire date of all Clerk Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs).


01/04/2018 07:30 AM
USPS Announces Voluntary Early Out Retirement (VERA)
Web News Article #: 2-2018

Today, January 4, 2018, the APWU was notified by letter that the USPS is offering voluntary early out retirement (VERA) for eligible clerk craft employees. This letter was received with no advance notification to the union or negotiations with the APWU over who the VERA applied to and under what conditions.

Click here for the 2018 VERA Questions and Answers, provided by the USPS.

Click here for the 2018 VERA "Steps At-a-Glance," provided by the USPS. 


01/04/2018 02:30 AM
New Year Message from President Dimondstein
Web News Article #: 3-2018

Click below to watch President Dimondstein's New Year message to APWU members.


01/03/2018 09:45 AM
2018 Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training
Web News Article #: 1-2018

The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department will be hosting an Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training in New Orleans, LA from April 7-10, 2018.


12/22/2017 02:45 AM
Unpopular Tax Bill Passes
Web News Article #: 120-2017

On Wednesday Dec. 20, Congress voted to pass a tax bill designed to reward the super wealthy and major corporations with more money. Despite being an unpopular bill opposed by hard-working families across the country, it passed without any bipartisan support and awaits the president’s signature to be signed into law.


12/20/2017 07:15 AM
Season's Greetings
News Service Bulletin #: 08-2017