USPS: City and Rural Carrier Assistants applaud new training academies

USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training, part of a broader effort to strengthen workforce development. The organization has established city carrier assistant (CCA) and rural carrier assistant (RCA) academies in all seven areas. The weeklong academies offer classroom training, followed by on-the-job training. Topics covered range from scanning to safety […]

Video: New York mail carrier fired after stealing money from cards

Savannah, N.Y. (WHAM) – State Police arrested a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier Tuesday for allegedly stealing money out of cards on her route. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, Lindsay Snyder, 24, is accused of picking out what she believed to be greeting or birthday cards from customers on […]

USPS letter to annuitants to apply for reemployment as Holiday Clerk Assistants

APWU and USPS “agreed to a “one time modification to change the 2016 peak exception period in Function 1 from November 12, 2016 through January 6, 2017.  In Function Four, HCAs [Holiday Career Assistants] will be hired from November 12 through December 23, 2016 or November 26, 2016 through January 6, 2017.  This does not […]

Video: Thirteen postal workers hospitalized with heat related illness at Chicago’s River North Post Office

CHICAGO (WLS) –Ambulances rushed 13 employees at a River North post office to the hospital with heat-related illness Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department According to witnesses, temperatures inside the facility at Ohio and Dearborn were near 100 degrees and they said it has been that way since the middle of the week. […]

New York Judge halts retired postal worker’s Trump University lawsuit

July 29, 2016 New York Judge halts retired postal worker’s Trump University lawsuit A New York judge on Thursday halted a lawsuit by a retired U.S. postal worker who claimed Trump University bilked him out of thousands of dollars he paid to attend a real estate training program marketed by the Republican presidential nominee Donald […]

USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes

July 8, 2016 An arbitration panel informed the Postal Service July 7 of an interest arbitration decision and award. The award is intended to resolve the differences between USPS and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) that resulted from an inability to reach a negotiated collective bargaining agreement after the prior agreement expired. The award, […]

APWU to hold Arbitration Award Town Hall Call – July 21

07/08/2016 – APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a live CBA Arbitration Award Town Hall Call on July 21. at 12 p.m. or 8 p.m. To participate, you must register online by 4 p.m. (EDT), July 20. Click here to register. If you are experiencing difficulties registering online, call 202-216-2652. The […]

APWU Local 480-481 Takes Stand Against Hostile Work Environment

‘A Complete Lack of Respect on the Workroom Floor’ 07/01/2016 – APWU members at the Metroplex Mail Processing and Distribution Center in suburban Detroit are taking a stand against an extremely hostile work environment. “It starts and stops with a complete lack of respect on the workroom floor,” said Roscoe Woods, president of the 480-481 […]