APWU: Pilot test to begin on new DBCS the “ALPS” in two installations

…….. update on the Advanced Letter Processing System (ALPS). There are now two vendors Solystic and Siemens. These vendors have developed machines to be installed in Richmond, VA and Oklahoma City, OK.  The Solystic prototype is currently being installed in Richmond, VA and tentatively scheduled to be running in November, 2017. The Siemens prototype is […]

APWU: USPS moving ahead with misguided plans to gut workforce by targeting over 12,000 jobs

Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs 07/27/2017 – Following strong resistance from the APWU – and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) – USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations. However, this may only be a […]

Another postal reform effort fades away

It’s hardly a surprise to many in Washington’s postal community, but the lawmaker who crafted the House’s bipartisan postal legislation says his bill appears dead. That is what departed House Oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told The Hill newspaper shortly before his resignation from Congress became effective June 30. “You can continue to get frustrated and whine […]

APWU, Mail Handlers Union Send United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts”

06/22/2017 – On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause massive disruption to […]

Former South Carolina APWU official gets 1 day in prison for embezzling union funds

On March 22, 2017, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Sharon Holmes, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 807 (located in Columbia, S.C.), was sentenced to one day of imprisonment and 18 months of supervised release.    Holmes was also ordered pay restitution in the amount […]

Postal News Recap: Trump victory, late night mail delivery, carrier assault

Postal Worker charged with identity theft can remain on job HOUSTON – A 26-year-old Houston postal worker may already be back on the job just one day after being charged by the feds. D’angela Domio [a City Carrier Assistant for two years] and five others are accused of preying on people’s personal information and stealing […]

APWU President Dimondstein’s statement on 2016 election results

11/10/2016 – To APWU Members across the country, The Presidential election is over and Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. Throughout the primaries and general election there was a revolt against the “establishment” and politics as usual. People clearly wanted a change. As a union whose members cover the entire political […]

On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Postal Workers Recall Those Who Died

A Monument to Victims is Unveiled 10/21/2016 – Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered by their co-workers at a reflective and joyful ceremony on Oct. 21. A monument to the two APWU members was unveiled at the memorial outside the […]