Postal Jobs, Pay, Benefits
Threatened By Congress

(06/29/11)The Postal Service is in danger of financial collapse, and could close its doors as early as July 2012. A battle is raging on Capitol Hill over what to do about it, and one thing is clear: Our jobs, our pay, and our benefits are in jeopardy! Two very different plans are under consideration in the House of Representatives. [full story]

Headlines Predict Demise of USPS

Legislative Action Needed

(06/06/11) Recent headlines that predict the Postal Service will collapse within one year demonstrate the importance of APWU members getting involved in legislative affairs, President Cliff Guffey said. "To ensure the survival of the Postal Service — and our jobs — I urge each and every member to make a commitment to legislative action," he said. [read more]

APWU Members Ratify New Contract

APWU Members Ratify New Contract
(07/01/11) APWU members approved a new contract may 11, with more than 75 percent of those casting ballots in favor of ratification. The final tally was 69,451 to 22,351 in voting that ended May 10. The agreement will expire May 20, 2015. “The new contract is an important achievement for the APWU,” said President Cliff Guffey. “We were able to retain protection against layoffs, bring back thousands of jobs in each craft, and limit excessing. As we made clear from the start of bargaining, management’s proposal to eliminate our protection against layoffs was a ‘non-starter.’” [read more]