Decline in union density costs nonunion workers $133 billion annually in lost wages

August 30, 2016 – In the new report, Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers: The overlooked reason why wages are stuck and inequality is growing, Washington University sociologist Jake Rosenfeld and co-authors find that the dramatic decline in union density since 1979 has resulted in far lower wages for nonunion workers, an impact larger […]

Mostly Postal Workers out of 33 people charged in sweep targeting crimes against USPS

Federal Authorities Charge 33 People with Crimes Against the U.S. Postal Service, including Theft of Mail by Employees August 26, 2016  LOS ANGELES – Thirty-three defendants were charged as part of a sweep targeting criminal activity that has victimized the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its customers. Most of the defendants charged as part […]

California Postal Worker Stashed Nearly 50,000 Pieces Of Undelivered Mail In Her Apartment

A U.S. Postal Service employee stashed nearly 50,000 pieces of undelivered mail in her California home, according to a criminal information filed against the worker. Federal investigators charge that Sherry Watanabe hid “approximately 48,288 pieces of United States mail” in her apartment. The mail was intended for delivery to customers along Watanabe’s route in Placentia, […]

USPS expands “Informed Delivery” digital service to Baltimore, Richmond VA, Washington DC

“Informed Delivery” is a digital service that allows enrolled users to receive an email notification that contains grayscale images of the outside of their letter-sized mailpieces processed by USPS automation equipment prior to delivery. This service is offered at no cost to the consumer. “Informed Delivery” is currently available in areas of New York, Connecticut, […]

Alabama Postal Worker charged with stealing gift cards worth $60 from the mail

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a U.S. Postal Service employee for stealing gift cards from the mail, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Special Agent in Charge Maximo Eamiguel, Southern Area Field Office, United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges […]

APWU: Historic Win for the Maintenance Craft – An All-Career Workforce

08/25/2016 – The new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) included a historic win for the Maintenance Craft. “We have negotiated our way to an all-career workforce,” Maintenance Craft Director Steven G. Raymer, said at the National Convention. “There used to be casual employees, Transitional Employees, and there aren’t anymore. More recently, there used to be Postal […]

Mail Handler National Convention Called to Order in Chicago

Convention Update – A Successful Opening Day, Powered by You “Now more than ever, we need to harness the power of you, all of you’s.” The quadrennial National Convention was called to order on Monday morning by National President Paul Hogrogian.  Mail Handlers came in droves from across the country, gathering in a large conference […]