The APWU stands in solidarity with all Black people in the fight for justice and equality promised to all Americans. Black Lives Matter.
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” - Frederick Douglas.
Read more about the APWU’s position on the continuing struggle for justice and equality.
The Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) extends to postal employees some additional leave benefits due to the Coronavirus and the illness it causes--COVID-19. APWU represented employees, both career and non-career, are entitled to the leave provisions enacted by the FFCRA. Read more about your rights under the law.
We Have a New Union Contract!! Retroactive Back Pay and COLA Awarded
The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract. Read more about the details of our new agreement!
Know Your Rights - When You Should ALWAYS DEMAND to See a Union Steward.
Did you know that management does not have to offer you union representation when conducting investigations that could lead to discipline? In any investigation, you should request Union representation. Read more about why it is CRITICAL that you demand representation when being investigated!
UPDATED March 25, 2020: As the Coronavirus virus spreads, the APWU is addressing the issue with management. Read more about the latest APWU information and action regarding the Coronavirus information.