Website last updated on 12/18/2018 


Welcome to The Central Jersey Record, official Website of the Central Jersey Area Local #149, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO.

The Central Jersey Area Local serves 400 members in the Kilmer P&DC, Kilmer VMF, Dayton, Highland Park, Keasbey, Milltown, Monmouth Junction, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South River & the Customer Care Center.

Update on Negotiations

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
116-2108

12/07/2018 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein reports that the national union leadership will make an announcement on Friday December 21, 2018 regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS.



Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, American Postal Workers Union on White House Postal Task Force on the Postal Service Report

For Immediate Release

12/04/2018 - If the White House Task Force on the Postal Service’s report was assigned a ZIP Code it would be 00000. This poorly conceived report makes many of its recommendations based on myth and misinformation that instead of improving mail services, would deliver higher prices and less service for the public.

The facts are: The public Postal Service serves each and every person. 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. The United States has the lowest postage rates in the industrialized world. USPS doesn’t take a penny in tax dollars and under the universal service mandate delivers to 157 million addresses six days a week at affordable prices.

This report calls for slashing universal service. Recommendations would slow down service, reduce delivery days and privatize large portions of the public Postal Service. Most of the report’s recommendations, if implemented, would hurt business and individuals alike.

No institution is better suited for the ecommerce revolution than the USPS. This is why some on Wall Street and their enablers on this task force want to position the Postal Service for sale to private interests. The recommendations of the task force are not in the public interest. Our union will continue to strongly advocate for a robust public Postal Service and the rights of the hundreds of thousands of dedicated public servants who move the mail every day.



APWU Statement in Support of Canadian Postal Workers

WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 
113-2018

11/28/2018 - For 37 days, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) engaged in militant rotating strikes in the struggle for a new union contract. Canadian postal workers were forced into strike action by the refusal of Canada Post to address the just and urgent demands of the workers, including addressing dangerous work conditions and high injury rates, unequal pay for rural workers, and massive hours of forced overtime.

Yesterday, Nov. 27, the Canadian government, through legislative action, forced Canadian postal workers back to work and into binding mediation and arbitration.

The American Postal Workers Union both applauds the struggle of the Canadian postal workers and our sister union CUPW, and condemns the outrageous act of the Liberal Canadian government – a government that claims to be on the side of working people. This unconstitutional government action strips workers of their legal right to strike under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and tilts ongoing collective bargaining in management’s favor. 

CUPW National President Mike Palecek declared, “Postal Workers are rightfully dismayed and outraged…You cannot legislate labour peace. We are now moving to a different phase of the struggle.”

As the struggle continues, the CUPW is keeping all options open, including switching to a campaign of non-violent civil disobedience and other tactics to press their contract demands.

“‘An Injury to One is an Injury to All.’ Their fight is our fight,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “The APWU salutes the unity and determination of our Canadian sisters and brothers and we have full confidence that the workers, led by the CUPW, will overcome these new obstacles and prevail in their just struggle. We stand in unbreakable union solidarity with Canada’s postal workers.”