Postal union calls for unity as contract expiration approaches

The largest union representing United States Postal Service employees is issuing a new call for labor unity, and support for its bargaining team—at a time when the organization says it is pushing for a fair deal for workers in the final days before their existing labor contract expires.

That organization, the American Postal Workers Union, noted in a statement this week that the deadline is Sept. 20.

“There is much at stake for members of the [APWU] as your negotiating committee is fighting to protect job security, win fair wage increases, maintain our COLA, expand rights of PTFs and PSEs alike, seek to end the divisive multi-tier wage structure and expand postal services,” the statement said.

The union further said that now is the time for members and other workers to show support in part by wearing APWU-branded apparel and other paraphernalia.

“Put on your buttons, wristbands, stickers, shirts, hats and other union gear!” the statement urged, noting that Thursdays are “union gear” days—a time for exhibiting advocacy for labor organizations. “Tag #APWUnited on social media, send us your images to, and proudly display our solidarity!”

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