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I, having been duly elected to the office in the ____ of the APWU, AFL-CIO do solemnly pledge to uphold the Constitution and Bylaws of the APWU AFL-CIO, and the (state'Local). I further pledge to perform the duties of my office to the best of my ability. I promise that at the conclusion of my term in office, I will turn over to my successor all books, papers, records and documents that are the property of the APWU. Last, but not least, I promise to purchase only union made aticles whenever available. Failure to perform any of the above will mark me as an indivisual devoid of honor and destitute of integrety.


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90 Day Probation Employees
Mandatory Retail Stand-Up Talk COVID-19 Prevention and Response
Mandatory Retail Stand-Up Talk          COVID-19 Prevention and Response March 19, 2020 On a daily basis, we interact with our customers in the lobby to transact business. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority, especially in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read More...
Use of Bleach
Passport Operations
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APWU Pushes for Postal Workers During Pandemic
I have just posted a statement to the APWU website and to the press regarding the Coronavirus crisis and the response that we are fighting for as Postal Workers. Let us stand together in solidarity in these challenging times for the struggle will surely continue in the weeks and months ahead.  You can read the statement at Read More...
APWU Pushes for Postal Workers During Pandemic
Operations Continue
Liberal Leave Letter
Pandemic Leave
DRAFT MMO-031-20 Influenza and Coronavirus Contingency

Each document can be downloaded from our COVID-19 info page as well:

​We need to ensure that all our local and state presidents are aware that this information is available and that they are aware of it.

If members are having problems getting gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, etc. they should contact their local representatives.  If that does not address the problem locals should contact their NBAs to escalate to Regional Coordinators if they cannot get the items addressed locally. 

We have attached the mandatory stand-up talks the Service has sent out through today.

We have attached the posters that the Postal Service has sent out and instructed that they be posted in break areas and restrooms of all facilities.  

There is general information on COVID-19 provided by the CDC.  Including the recommendations of frequent handwashing. The Postal Service affirmed the CDC recommendations are also their recommendations.

We attached DRAFT MMO-031-20 Influenza and Coronavirus Contingency.  Although this says it is a draft, the postal service has put it into effect immediately.  We are currently reviewing it to see if we have concerns.

We will continue to send out information as the Postal Service sends it out to us and the website listed above will be added to frequently.  It is a good idea to bookmark it and come back often.  

Please continue to follow the recommendations and stay healthy and safe at work.

Vance Zimmerman

Industrial Relations Director

American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

1300 L Street, NW

Washington, DC  20005-4128

Tel:  202.842.4273 | Fax:  202.371.0992

Solidarity October 2019
Karol Appointed President
Kim Karol, President of the Waterloo APWU, has been appointed President of the Iowa Postal Workers Union. You can contact her at iowaapwuprez at Please Leave Message. Mailing address is PO Box 23, Waterloo, IA. 50704.
US Mail Not for Sale

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Save the USPS
2018 RI 399 MOU
2018 RI 399 MOU
White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service

White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service

Statement by President Dimondstein on

White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service


06/21/2018 - The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Furthermore, the White House plan is an attack on many federal agencies and the public services they provide.

The White House’s plan states, “Like many European nations the United States could privatize its postal operator…” What’s left unsaid is European nations charge substantially more for mail services delivered in a much smaller area. They also regularly raise the cost of delivery. For example, the cost of sending a letter in the United Kingdom has increased 80 percent over the past decade. By comparison, the U.S. has the lowest postage rates in the industrialized world. 

Eliminating the universal service obligation, as the plan suggests, would hurt business and individuals alike, and would be a dagger aimed at the heart of rural America and undermine e-commerce.

The draconian plan uses “burdening the taxpayers” as justification to promote the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service when the truth is USPS is self-supporting and receives no tax dollars for postal operations.

And, while letter mail volumes are lower, package delivery is up substantially. No institution is better suited for the e-commerce revolution than USPS.  The public postal service serves each and every person and belongs to the people of this country. According to recent surveys by Gallup and the Pew Research Center, it enjoys the highest level of satisfaction and trust of any government service or agency, rating the highest among young people. 

Privatizing the Postal Service is not in the public interest or the interest of postal workers and would be nothing more than a raid by corporate pirates on a national treasure.

This outrageous White House plan should be a wake-up call to every postal worker and APWU member. The threats of postal privatization, the threats to decent union jobs, the threats to good services, are real.

The American Postal Workers Union stands with the people of the country and our many allies in the ongoing fight to ensure a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come.

More information and calls for action will be forthcoming.

Ambassador Program - wolf in sheeps clothing
USPS SAFETY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM - A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING For those of you who have been working for the USPS since 1993 you may recall the USPS agreeing with all of the postal unions except the APWU, to implement the Employee Involvement/Quality of Work Life (EI/QWL). Read More...
Safety Ambassador Program
Anyone forced to participate in the Safety Ambassador program needs to notify the union ASAP. A National Grievance is being initiated to stop this mandate and protect individual choice in the work place. Email you name and office to kimberly4apwu@gmail. Read More...
Zoom Meetings for MAL's

MEMBERS AT LARGE-ZOOM is an electronic meeting platform the Iowa Postal Workers Union has chosen to provide an affordable means of conducting regular meetings with members across the state.  Participants can join the meeting using a phone or computer from anywhere.  Meetings are scheduled on the last Sunday of every month at 4PM, suggested monthly topics are listed below and are subject to change.  Invitations with connection instructions will be sent to those that pre-register at or texting contact info to 515-808-0804. 

June- FMLA Basics

July- Security-knowing how to protect yourself

Attacking Postal Workers

Click here to view New York Metro video - war on the workers

Stop Delaying the Mail
Network Rationalization SSC 4 Walls
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Download: Net Rat_SSC initiative-2.pptx
New Alliance
Postal Alliance
Flexible Workforce hurts
Flexible Workforce Lowers USPS Wages -- and Hurts Productivity The U.S. Postal Service’s shift to a more flexible workforce has reduced average hourly pay, but adding so many new employees has also hindered productivity gains. At last report, the “straight-time” pay of postal employees was averaging $25.63 per hour in FY2013, down 1.4% from $25.98 a year earlier. Read More...
House seeks moratorium
House Members Seek Moratorium On USPS Plans to Close Post Offices APWU Web News Article 005-2012, Feb. 14, 2012 More than 100 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Postmaster General Patrick R. Read More...
Presidents Budget agency by agency
President Obama unveiled his federal budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year on Monday. Here is an agency-by-agency breakdown of the plan. This post will be updated as information becomes available. Read More...
NAPUS on Budget
White House FY 2013 Budget Proposes Temporary Relief and Cuts   Earlier today, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. The voluminous document, which is prepared by the White House Office of Management and Budget, lays out a framework for the Administration’s legislative and fiscal priorities. Read More...

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Iowa Postal Workers Union, APWU, 


   Be Union - Buy Union

The Iowa Postal Workers Union is a part of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) AFL-CIO. 

     The Iowa Postal Workers Union (IPWU) affirms its belief in a single union of all Postal Workers in non-supervisory levels and will work to achieve this goal.

     The IPWU educates our membership through use of seminars and specials class as well as through media outlets such as the Postal Solidarity (The Iowa Postal Worker paper is a part of this joint effort.)

     The IPWU  works towards educating the general public on the history of the Labor Movement.

     The IPWU will work for the election of candidates - regardless of party - who favor pasage of improved legislation in the interest of all labor. To work for the repeal of laws which are unjust to labor and Postal workers, such as the denial of the right to strike and denial of the right to support political cadidates of their choice.

     The IPWU will represent all members in every way possible with issues dealing with, but not limited to grievances.

The IPWU will continue to organize the unorganized.

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