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Updated On: May 13, 2009

 

 

 Uniform Allowance Program

 

DO BUY: Union Brands/Manufacturers
Look for these union-made postal uniform brands.

Shirts & Shirt-jac’s
Elbeco
Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield
Unionwear
Ball Caps
Leader
Unionwear
Knit Caps
Artex
Unionwear
Sweatshirts
Snap n Wear
Golf Shirts
Unigarb (B & C Fashions)
Elbeco
Unionwear
Pants, Shorts, Culottes
Alperin/Mayflower
Elbeco
Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield
Uniform Hats
Leader
Midway
Sentry
Belts
Nord-Ray Belt
Gloves
North Star Glove

 

DO BUY: Union Products Dealers
Get your union-made uniforms at these dealers that have decided to sell only union-made brands for every postal uniform item that has a union option available.

National
These Union Products Dealers sell mail-order postal uniforms through catalogs, the internet, and regional sales reps.
AME's Uniforms
Arslan Uniforms
Brookfield
Lyons Professional Uniform
Postal Uniform Direct
Roy Tailors
Wasserman Uniform Co.
Skaggs Postal Uniforms (Tuxall)
U.S. Uniforms

Skaggs Postal Uniforms

Postal Uniforms News

Finally: The Polo Shirt
Posted August 15, 2006

"Several APWU members made fashion statements at the Clerk Craft Conference, modeling new polo shirts that window clerks will be able to wear starting on Nov. 18.

The long- and short-sleeved shirts have been the subject of long and short discussions, tests, and reviews since 2003. Vendors will begin taking orders on these shirts early in October. One of the last issues to be resolved grants retail clerks the right to wear this style any day of the week that the window is open.

They can be purchased using the Sales and Service Associate uniform allowance. The cost is expected to be in the $30-$35 range." (Source: APWU)

 


Regional
These Union Products Dealers sell postal uniforms at retail stores. If your local postal uniform store isn't on this list, ask them why not!
Alabama
MontgomeryAzars Uniforms
California
BakersfieldSaba Men's Wear
EscondidoUniforms Plus
Long BeachLong Beach Uniform
OaklandBrickler Mincolla Uniforms
OrangeLong Beach Uniform
RiversideLong Beach Uniform
SacramentoCapitol City Uniforms
San JoseSummit Uniforms
Colorado
EnglewoodSpeer Uniforms
Connecticut
Bridgeport Fairfield Uniform
 New England Uniform Co.
DanburyNew England Uniform Co.
MadisonGuilford Uniform Co.
Florida
Fort MyersMedical Dept. Stores
HallandaleArgo Uniforms
Illinois
Aurora Aurora Main Store
ChicagoKale Uniforms
CrestwoodEagle Uniform Co.
Indiana
Fort WayneBrateman's
MarionLyons Professional Uniform
MuncieGolden Rule Store
Louisiana
MarreroUniformity School & Work
New OrleansBrown's Uniforms
Maryland
BaltimoreFF&A Jacobs
Massachusetts
LynnJB Simons
SomersetSomerset Uniform
WorcesterBerger Uniform Co.
Michigan
LivoniaAllie Brothers
Minnesota
HermantownUniform Connection
New Hampshire
PortsmouthAnn's Uniform Center
New Jersey
Tinton FallsUniform Headquarters
Westmont Oakwood Uniform
New York
BrooklynMac's Uniforms
FlushingMa's Uniform
Mt. VernonCounty Uniform Supply
North Carolina
GreensboroShowfety's
WilmingtonBest Uniforms
Ohio
CincinnatiArslan Uniforms
 Roy Tailors
ColumbusRoy Tailors
ClevelandSchwarz Uniform
 Stonewall Uniforms
Oklahoma
Tulsa Dee's Uniforms
Oregon
PortlandBlumenthal's
Pennsylvania
BethlehemMcGee Uniform
JohnstownMT Uniforms
Philadelphia McDonald Uniforms
Rhode Island
Providence Edward Deutch Uniforms
Texas
BeaumontNight's Uniform Co.
Virginia
HamptonPeninsula Uniforms
Washington
SeattleBlumenthal's
TacomaBrodskey's
West Virginia
Wheeling Uniforms Limited
Wisconsin
MilwaukeeLark Uniforms

Dealers that Sell Non-Union Products
These national uniform dealers are undercutting union jobs by selling non-union uniforms. Look for future updates on regional postal uniform dealers that are also selling non-union.

Mail Order

Genesis Direct/Postal Warehouse
Jeda Trading Corp.
PostalUniform.com

Retail

Aim Uniform (Edison, NJ)
Central Uniform (Syracuse, NY)
Direct Action Uniforms (Austin, TX)
Gear Inc. /CC Mugler (Hampton, VA)
Goldfish Uniform (Cleveland, OH)
Jimmie Muscatello's (Washington, D.C.)
Uniforms Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
Valley Department Store (Ontario, CA)

 

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Support union jobs by buying only union-made uniform brands from Union Products Dealers.  Don’t buy the non-union brands, and don’t buy from dealers that are selling non-union brands (listed at bottom of page).

 

 

DO BUY from these companies

 

UNION PRODUCTS DEALERS

 


National (mail-order/internet):

AME’s Uniforms

Arslan Uniforms

Brookfield

Postal Uniform Direct

Roy Tailors

Wasserman Uniform Co.

Skaggs Postal Unif (Tuxall)
U.S.
Uniforms
Lyons' Uniforms

 

Regional (Retail):

 

Alabama

Azars Unifs (Montgomery)

 

California

Saba Men’s Wear (Bakersfield)

Uniforms Plus (Escondido)

Long Beach Unif (LA, other)

Bricker Mincolla Unifs (Oakland)

Capitol City Unifs (Sacramento)

Summit Unifs (San Jose)

 

Colorado

Speer Unifs (Englewood)

 

Connecticut

Fairfield Unif (Bridgeport)

New England Unif. (Danbury)

Guilford Unif (Madison)

 

Florida

Argo Unif (Hallandale)

 

Illinois

Aurora Main Store (Aurora)

Kale Unifs (Chicago)

Eagle Unif (Crestwood)

 

Indiana

Brateman’s (Fort Wayne)

Lyon’s Pro Unif (Marion)

Golden Rule Store (Muncie)

 

Louisiana

Brown’s Unif (New Orleans)

 

Maryland

FF&A Jacobs (Baltimore)

 

Massachusetts

JB Simons (Lynn)

Somerset Unif (Somerset)

Berger Uniform (Worcester)

Michigan

Allie Brothers (Livonia)

 

Minnesota

Unif. Connection (Hermantown)

 

New Jersey

Unif. Headquarter (Tinton Falls)

Oakwood Unif (Westmont)

 

New Hampshire

Ann’s Unif. Center (Portsmouth)

 

New York

Mac’s Unifs (Brooklyn)

County Unif Supply (Mt. Vernon)

Ma’s Unifs (Flushing)

 

North Carolina

Showfety’s (Greensboro)

Best Unifs (Wilmington)

 

Oklahoma

Dee’s Unifs (Tulsa)

 

Ohio

Arslan Unifs (Cincinnati)

Roy Tailors (Cincinnati, Colum.)

Schwarz Unifs (Cleveland)

Oregon

Blumenthal’s (Portland)

 

Pennsylvania

McGee Unif (Bethlehem)

MT Unifs (Johnstown)

McDonald Unifs (Philadelphia)

 

Rhode Island

Edward Deutch (Providence)

 

Texas

Night’s Unif Co (Beaumont)

 

Virginia

Peninsula Unifs (Hampton)

 

Washington State

Blumenthal’s (Seattle)

Brodskey’s (Tacoma)

 

West Virginia

Uniforms Limited (Wheeling)

 

Wisconsin

Lark Unifs (Milwaukee)

 


 

UNION-MADE POSTAL UNIFORM BRANDS/MANUFACTURERS

 


Shirts & Shirt-Jac’s

Elbeco

Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield

 

Pants & Shorts

Alperin/Mayflower

Elbeco
Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield

Golf Shirts

Unigarb (B&C Fashions)

Elbeco

 

Quilted Vests/Sweatshirts

Snap n Wear

 

Gloves  North Star Glove

 

Uniform Hats

Leader

Midway

Sentry

 

Ball Caps

Leader

Unionwear (NJ Headwear)

 

Sweaters

Unigarb (B&C Fashions)

 

Belts

Nord-Ray Belt

 

Knit Hats

Artex


 
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BOYCOTT – Don’t buy from these companies

 


Non-union Brands/Manufacturers

Rutter Rex/Postal Outfitters (shirts & pants)

Horace Small/VF (shirts & pants)

SFKM (shirts & pants, golf shirts, sweaters)

Bancroft (hats & caps)

 

National Dealers (mail-order/internet)

Jeda-Falcon/Uniform Ways

Genesis Direct/Postal Warehouse PostalUniform.com

PostalUniformDiscounters.com

 

Regional Dealers (retail)

Direct Action Uniforms (Austin, TX)

Gear Inc./CC Mugler (Hampton, VA)

Valley Dept. Store (Ontario, CA)

Aim Uniform (Edison, NJ)

Central Uniform (Syracuse, NY)


 


Check the official Union Postal Uniforms website for updates to this list at: www.unionpostaluniforms.com

 

Uniform and Work Clothes Program Allowances Under the USPS-APWU National Agreement

Employees covered under the 2006–2010 United States Postal Service®–American Postal Workers Union (USPS-APWU) national agreement who are eligible to receive annual clothing allowances, as specified in Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 932.1, are entitled to an annual uniform allowance increase effective on the employee’s allowance anniversary dates occurring on or after November 21, 2006, as follows:

Regular Uniform Program (ELM 932.11)

 

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

Effective Date

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

First-year amount
(Type 1 uniforms)

$424

$435

$446

$457

First-year amount
(Type 2 uniforms)

$165

$169

$173

$178

Employees no longer eligible for a first-year allowance (Type 1 uniforms)

$344

$353

$362

$371

Employees no longer eligible for a first-year allowance (Type 2 uniforms)

$148

$151

$155

$159

Work Clothes and Contract Uniforms Program (ELM 932.12932.13)

 

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

Effective Date

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

Work Clothes Allowance:
Clerical, Motor Vehicle, Maintenance (eligible) Type 3 uniforms

$70

$71

$73

$75

Contract Uniform Allowance:
Custodial Maintenance (eligible) Type 3 uniforms

$133

$137

$140

$143

Contract Uniform Allowance:
Vehicle Maintenance (eligible) Type 3 uniforms

$168

$172

$177

$181

The allowance amount is updated on the employee’s uni­form allowance anniversary date. The Uniform Allowance Purchase Card will reflect the increase approximately 2 weeks after the employee’s uniform allowance anniver­sary date. In accordance with the 2006–2010 national agreement, increases are effective on November 21 of the contract year.


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