American Postal Workers Union

  • Mandatory Medicare Part B and postal reform

    The two primary unions representing postal workers support a bipartisan postal reform bill in March, while the National Active and Retired Federal Employees opposes it for fear it will force retirees to take Medicare Part B.

  • Retiree health premiums and postal reform

    Union leaders differ on the new Postal Service Reform Act introduced in the Senate, which is meant to make the USPS more financially stable but could have ramifications for employees’ health care.

  • Mark Dimondstein: Postal union pleased with NLRB decision

    Last week, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a ruling by one of its administrative law judges, which ordered the Postal Service to discontinue its relationship with the office supplies chain Staples. Members of the American Postal Workers Union were pleased with the decision. APWU President Mark Dimondstein tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin just what the conclusion of this legal dispute means for its members.

  • Mark Dimondstein: New direction for USPS in new administration?

    Both the U.S. Postal Service and its labor unions have been pleading with Congress for several years, hoping for a reform bill that would help return USPS to financial health. It hasn’t happened yet, but the start of a new Congress in January brings another chance for lawmakers to try. Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, which represents about 200-thousand postal employees. We recorded a wide-ranging interview earlier this week about the union’s priorities on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • New union contract ensures pay raises, COLAs for postal workers

    The American Postal Workers Union concluded a two year contract negotiation, securing pay raises, Cost of Living Adjustments, job security commitments and more for its members.

  • NTEU gives Clinton the stamp of approval

    The National Treasury Employees Union joined the nation’s largest federal workers union in endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

  • Postal union warns against new USPS health database

    The American Postal Workers Union is telling members to avoid signing up for a database in light of the Postal Service 2014 cyber breach.

  • IRS & the USPS, going, going, gone?

    These are tough times for the Internal Revenue Service and the Postal Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and things might be getting worse for the two reach-out-and-touch-me operations.

  • USPS to add 9,000 union jobs in 90 days

    In accordance with an agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, the U.S. Postal Service will convert 9,000 jobs previously held by non-union employees into bargaining unit positions.

  • USPS settles OSHA case, agrees to improve worker protections

    After an OSHA investigation found USPS electrical work violations, USPS agreed to agencywide changes in electrical work safety and training.