APWU: Management Reducing Package Presort Discounts

June 14, 2024 The presort discount system, created decades ago, turned over large sections of postal operations to private companies, for private profit. The Postal Service gives companies like Pitney Bowes and other large mailers huge postage discounts, or “corporate welfare,” to presort letters and packages before entering them “downstream” in the postal network. These…

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APWU: Update on PMG Plan to Change Network – August 2, 2023

IMPORTANT NOTE If a facility is identified to become an SDC, RPDC, LPC, etc. it does not automatically mean that it will be subject to Article 12 excessing or abolishment. The inclusions on these lists and previously sent out documents is not Article 12 notification of excessing! If and when excessing under Article 12.C.5 is…

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National Business Agent Pete Coradi Endorsement of Mark Dimondstein and the Solidarity Team

On Behalf of Brother Pete Coradi, I have been asked to post his endorsement of the Solidarity Team Dear APWU Family: I am pleased to announce the endorsement of the APWU Solidarity Team, in the 2022 APWU National Officer Election. This team of dedicated Officers led by APWU President Mark Dimondstein is best equipped to…

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APWU: COVID Test Kit MOUs & Conversions

From: Mark Dimondstein <mdimondstein@apwu.org> Date: March 25, 2022 Subject: COVID Test Kit MOUs & Conversions Dear APWU National Leaders, More good news! See the attached two MOUs plus a Q & A regarding extension of COVID test kit project in the 43 sites (in light of the continuing government project) and the conversion of almost…

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Do APWU Retirees have a right to vote?

02/12/2022 I am a retiree and I retired in 2007. I have been paying full per-capita dues to the APWU since September 1973. I have been waiting for my ballot to arrive so I could vote on the new agreement. Becoming impatient I emailed Mark Dimondstein the following: “Still no ballot for me and much…

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APWU Statement on USPS Service Standard Changes

September 30, 2021 The United States Postal Service is implementing changes starting Friday October 1 that will slow down mail delivery for tens of millions of people and affect billions of pieces of mail. That date marks the first day of the new service standards for First Class Mail and Periodicals which USPS management is…

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APWU: Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions

APWU News Article – August 3, 2021 President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (August 3), through September 30, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on…

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APWU COVID-19 Update to the Field

July 30, 2021 As part of the APWU’s continuing effort to promote the safety and well-being of APWU members and other postal employees, on July 26, President Dimondstein and Director of Industrial Relations Vance Zimmerman wrote to the field regarding the ongoing pandemic. Their letter noted APWU’s opposition to management’s unilateral change to the USPS…

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