Open Letter to the P.M.G of the United States

Omar Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator No, I’m not writing to [Megan] Brennan the 74th (and first female) PMG. I’m directing this to you, Ben Franklin. Yes, I realize you were one of the last PMGs of the British Crown. And yes, it is technically Sam Osgood who was the first PMG of the USA. […]

APWU: USPS has very little interest in bargaining over issues critical to postal workers

Contract Negotiations Begin Bosses to Union- “NEXT?” Report Of APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez At the start of contract negotiations covering more than 200,000 postal workers postal bosses revealed they have little interest, if any, in bargaining over issues critical to Union negotiators. When the Union’s Chief Negotiator submitted the union’s first proposal over […]

Info: Assistance for Postal Employees affected by California earthquake in Napa & Solano Counties

PostalReporter received the following information from Fred Jacobs,  President Oakland APWU Local #78 August 25, 2014 Re: Napa Earthquake Assistance Dear Members: APWU National Human Relations Director Susan M. “Sue” Carney, Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez, and our National Business Agents have requested that I share the following information with you that was received through the […]

Alert: Postal Workers Under Siege – Must Act NOW!

APWU ALERT : Congress can put the breaks on the PMG’s disastrous cuts. Contact your senators today and tell them to stand up for prompt mail service! National Mobilization Guide Against Plant Consolidations and Post Office Closures Attention Postal Employees, Friends of Postal Employees, Your Family Members, Friends, Neighbors and Your Church, Club, and Association […]

Editorial: USPS Gearing Up for Contract Talks

Washington DC– With less than nine (9) months before negotiations begin over a new contract, management is signaling probable targets for hard bargaining. On the bargaining table will likely be health benefits, pay, leave, holidays and work flexibility. The current collective bargaining agreement covering hours, wages and working conditions for over 200,000 postal workers expires […]

Stop Staples: The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale

More than 150 APWU members and supporters took part in a lively protest outside a Staples store in San Francisco on Jan. 28, challenging a deal between the company and the U.S. Postal Service that staffs “postal” counters in Staples stores with non-postal employees. The deal threatens good-paying union jobs and jeopardizes public post offices, […]

Editorial: Wait A Minute Mr. Postmaster

Postal Officials projected 97 million patrons visited a post office during the holidays, reporting retail offices generated $12 billion in FY 09. Not bad for business. On the hand, Deputy PMG Donahoe ruins it all by claiming waiting time in line at post offices was just over 3 minutes. He ignores the hundreds of thousands […]