Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This page is a resource for members to find information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Your union officers are holding ongoing conversations with the Postal Service about COVID-19. We will continue to be in discussions with the Postal Service as the spread of the disease widens around the world and new information is learned.

The APWU always prioritizes health and safety and is engaged on this issue. We are not allowing the Postal Service to take a passive approach to the risks of the disease.

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September 15, 2020

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Stimulus Bill Passes Congress but the Fight Continues

March 28, 2020

“It’s outrageous that the stimulus bill passed by Congress doesn’t include any financial support for the USPS,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “...

New Pay Scales Available

March 27, 2020

The 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement interest arbitration award, issued March 10, 2020, granted three general wage increases and retained...

New Retail Directive to District Managers and Postmasters

March 26, 2020

This pdf includes additional directives to district managers and postmasters.  Specifically dealing with retail units.  It addresses social...

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Find out more about the new Contract

The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!

Neutral Arbitrator and Interest Arbitration Panel Chair Stephen Goldberg issued his binding decision on the terms of the new union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service

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One Team, One Fight

One Team, One Fight

Our CATs were born as Contract Action Teams in 2015.

They were a hugely successful part of our Fighting Today for A Better Tomorrow Contract Campaign. Building on the activism of Contract Action Teams, CATs have changed their names to: Collective Action Teams.

Now in addition to contract campaigns, CATS will educate, agitate, organize, and mobilize members and allies to build a culture of collective action and help members become a stronger part of all of the union’s campaigns.


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Over 400,000 People Demand a Postmaster General Who Supports the Public Postal Service

Petitions Delivered to Postal Board of Governors on Jan. 6

On Jan. 6, APWU national officers, fellow union members, organizers and activists, many from organizations in A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (Grand Alliance), gathered at USPS Headquarters to demand the Postal Board of Governors preserve the public Postal Service.

The rally concluded a hugely successful petition drive launched after current Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced in October that she would retire on Jan. 31, 2020.


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APWU Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 2020

APWU offers three scholarships: the E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship awards recipients $2,000 annually for four years to use toward an undergraduate program; Vocational Scholarship winners receive up to $3,000 to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial, or vocational school; and, one “Best Essay” winner will be selected from the applicant pool to receive a onetime $2,000 award towards their four-year college tuition. Applicants must be a child, grandchild, stepchild, or legally adopted child of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member. Proof of membership required for deceased members.

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APWU Scholarships are funded by donations, and we are extremely thankful for donations made by union members. If you are interested in contributing, please send a check or money order to APWU Scholarship Fund, 1300 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. This tax-deductible donation may specify “Hallbeck,” “Best Essay,” or “Vocational.”

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