American Postal Workers Union News
5 Ways Sanders' Campaign Differs From Obama's in 2008
With the Iowa caucuses nearly upon us, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are trying to embrace President Obama and identify as the rightful heir to his legacy. On Wednesday, the president and Sanders are set to meet “informally” in the Oval Office, according to the White House. The Sanders
The Note: GOP Enters Debate-Free Month
NOTABLES --BUSH STILL THINKS HE'S THE BETTER BET: The Jeb Bush that greeted veterans at an old Coca-Cola manufacturing plant yesterday was technically the same man voters saw last week. His stump speech was the same, he spoke with just as many voters as he usually does and went over his normal
Bernie Sanders Lands His Biggest Union Endorsement Yet
Bernie Sanders has landed his biggest labor endorsement to date: the American Postal Workers Union , or APWU. The group represents 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees and retirees from across all 50 states. The APWU executive board announced its choice early this morning. The commitment comes at
Why Danny Glover Is Trying To Save The Postal Service
An unlikely candidate has volunteered his services to help save what has been called the dying U.S. Postal Service . Danny Glover is an actor, producer and activist who has been a part of Hollywood for over two decades. He is well-known for his role in "The Color Purple" and costarring with Mel
US Postal Union Peeved at Staples for Threatening Jobs
Would you rather do your mailing at: A.) The Post Office B.) Staples C.) What’s mail? If you answered B, you’re in luck, because the Post Office has plans to cut lines and add more hours by offering mailing services at Staples stores. If you answered C, you are one reason why the Postal Service is
Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities
In reversing President Obama's position on accepting corporate sponsors for this weekend's official inaugural festivities, the official inaugural committee has permitted a number of companies with interests pending before the federal government to donate. They include such familiar blue chip names
Unions Rally to Reform Postal Service Without Cutting Jobs
Letter carriers across the country could be delivering more than mail on Wednesday; Iowa State President of the American Postal Workers Union Bruce Clark said they hope to bring “truth” about the Postal Service’s financial crisis to the public. Postal workers plan to hold 492...
Slower ‘Snail Mail’ Possible as USPS Looks to Eliminate 252 Processing Centers
In its latest attempt to shore up a more than $8 billion budget shortfall, the U.S. Postal Service announced today that it is looking to close 252 mail processing centers, about half of all such facilities, in the next two years. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe...
Do We Need the Postal Service?
Is the post office a vital part of the economy or a money-losing dinosaur that delivers junk mail? William Henderson, former postmaster general from 1998 to 2001, told ABC News today that there is a role for hard-mail delivery through the postal service’s automated infrastructure...
Postal Workers Alarmed About Their Retirement: 'Sheer Chaos' Over Account Cut, Worker Says
A U.S. Postal Service decision to suspend employer contributions to a postal worker retirement account is causing alarm among its employees. "It was sheer chaos on the work floor when everybody found out about it this morning," said Clarice Torrence, who has worked for the Postal Service for 32