Collective Action Teams

Our CATs were born as Contract Action Teams in 2015. They have been 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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2 million+ voices to #SaveThePostOffice

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Rahna Epting, Executive Director of, President Dimondstein and guests joined together as we delivered more than 2,000,000 signatures to the U.S. Senate to Save The Post Office.

Save the Postal Service - Because it's yours!

<p>The Postal Service is in a crisis, caused by the Coronavirus, and Congress needs to act, urgently. Call your Senators and tell them to support stimulus funding for the USPS: 844-402-1001. The Coronavirus shutdown is plummeting postal revenues while increasing costs. The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the summer and the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit.</p>

Latest Collective Action Team News

June 26, 2020

Two Million Signatures Delivered to Congress -

On June 23, over two million petition signatures demanding urgent postal funding were delivered to Congress. APWU...

April 24, 2020

How to Celebrate Workers Memorial Day During COVID-19

Workers Memorial Day is Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The day honors those who have died fighting for safer workplaces and...

March 16, 2020

The CATs Next Life

With the successful conclusion of the interest arbitration process, it is time for the CATs to continue Fighting Today...

March 11, 2020

We Have a New Union Contract!!

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

Collective Action Teams in Action!

What CATs do

Collective Action Teams participate in the life of our union by engaging and strengthening our ability to campaign together for our shared priorities.


  • Facilitating contract campaigns during national and local negotiation periods
  • Assisting APWU national/local/state unions with mobilizing members for specific days of action (for example Tax Day, Workers’ Memorial Day, Congress Call-In Days, Postal Heritage Day, etc.)
  • Support and spread National APWU campaigns’ information and calls to action, including Stand Up for Safe Jobs, U.S. Mail: Not for Sale, A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, Campaign for Postal Banking.
  • Assist locals and local officers with workplace disputes with management by organizing local solidarity efforts.
  • Reaching out and showing solidarity with other unions and community allies in their fights for justice.
  • Increase APWU membership at USPS workplaces across the country by speaking to non-members about the union.