The 21st CenturyPostal Worker was first uploaded to the Internet by former American Postal Workers Union member Mark Campassi in late July 1999, originally named the NewAPWU and located at www.newapwu.com. The site had three craft pages and one general page for members to exchange information. Campassi had concerns that information was not shared equally between officers and rank-and-file members. He envisioned a site where all members could receive all information.Within four months, the site had received over 15,000 hits from members. The site had grown from its original concept of being a source of contract and seminar information, to also include insider information and raw gossip by anonymous tipsters.In late December 1999, a legal firm representing the APWU insisted that the NEWAPWU discontinue the use of the “APWU” logo
On the night of December 31, 1999 the site’s backgrounds and disclaimers were transformed. Early in the morning of January 1, 2000, the site emerged as the 21st Century Postal Worker.
In the summer of 2001, a new administrator was sought. On December 30, 2001, the administration and ownership of the site was taken over by Randy Zelznick of Philadelphia, PA. The site has continued to evolve, with new pages added from time to time, based on events affecting the APWU Membership, as well as becoming the number one news aggregation source for postal news on the internet.
21CPW.com strives to give All APWU Members equal access.