APWU: Setting the Record Straight on USPS phony financial crisis, privatization threat

03/23/2015 – Three in-depth flyers and a brochure just published by the APWU dispel common misconceptions about the Postal Service. “With contract negotiations underway, it’s important for union members – and the public – to know the truth about the Postal Service’s phony financial crisis, the threat of privatization, and the potential for expanded and […]

Rally to stop USPS sale of Berkeley Post Office scheduled for November 1st

The Downtown Berkeley (California) Post Office could be sold at any time now! Come rally to show support and plan the resistance! A detailed explanation of why it is now in imminent danger of being sold. MOBILIZATION!       HELP STOP THE SALE! Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 2000 Allston Way on the steps of the  Berkeley Post […]

APWU to Harvard President: Stop Staples Deal or Quit Board

The APWU has placed a full-page ad in The Harvard Crimson calling on Harvard University President Drew Faust “to do the right thing or resign.” The right course of action, the ad says, is for Dr. Faust to use her influence to end the no-bid deal Faust serves on the board of Staples, where she earns […]

Next in postal privatization: Goin Postal counters in 2,000 Walmarts

The Goin Postal pack-and-ship company has signed a deal to put small postal stores inside of 2,000 Walmarts.  While the Postmaster General will probably say it’s all about customer convenience, the deal represents yet another step in the privatization of the Postal Service. These postal stores, it should be noted, aren’t exactly the same as […]

Postal Unions Hold Joint Webinar on USPS Plant Consolidations

(September 6, 2014) The four postal unions held a joint webinar on Aug. 28 for union members at the 82 sites where plants are scheduled for consolidation or closure beginning in January 2015. The occasion marked the first time the four unions have engaged in joint training at the national level. Participants included each of […]

Connecticut Senators, APWU Denounce USPS Consolidations

09/06/2014 – Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy condemned USPS plans to consolidate two Processing and Distribution Centers in the state at a press conference on Aug. 27 and urged Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to agree to a one-year moratorium on 82 plant consolidations that are scheduled to begin in January. The senators were […]

NLRB Orders Postal Service to Give APWU Info on Staples Deal

USPS Guilty of Bad Faith, Unlawful Tactics 08/20/2014 – The Postal Service engaged in delaying tactics that constituted an unlawful refusal to provide the APWU with information about the agency’s deal with Staples, an NLRB judge wrote in an Aug. 13 decision. The USPS “did not want to provide the requested materials and was throwing […]

Thousands to Protest Staples in Chicago Loop Against Shift by USPS of Postal Services

Postal Workers Turn up the Heat on Staples Thousands to Protest in Chicago Loop Against Shift by USPS of Postal Services to Retailer AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Chicago Teachers Union Leaders and Other Supporters Will Join Postal Workers to Send Message: The U.S Mail is Not for Sale July 21, 2014 – Thousands of members […]

AFT Delegates Adopt ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Resolution, Rally in Support of U.S. Postal Workers

July 13, 2014- American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and thousands of AFT convention delegates joined members of the American Postal Workers Union and other community members in a rally July 12, telling the United States Postal Service and the Staples corporation that the “U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale.” They demanded an end to […]

USPS Uses Trickery, Tries to Derail Staples Boycott

July 9, 2014 “A Postal Service letter to the APWU dated July 7 indicating that it is terminating the no-bid deal with Staples and replacing it with an ‘approved shipper’ program is a ruse,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The USPS is changing the name of the program, without addressing the fundamental concerns of postal […]