SJAL #0526 Proposed Constitution Amendments


It is that time where ALL MEMBERS are being called to witness the Area Local’s proposed Constitutional Amendments. Below are the proposals and who submitted them for the General Members to review, provided by the Constitutional Change committee. These amendments will be voted on in the upcoming June 23rd meeting.

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Notices of Public Meeting for SO Jersey NJ P&DC

There will be a Public Meeting next Wednesday,  March 6, 2024 at 1 PM (EST) at the Cherry Hill Public Library. (DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS TO SEE THE FULL DETAILS)

The recent announcement by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regarding the potential relocation of operations from the South Jersey Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Bellmawr NJ to the Philadelphia P&DC in Philadelphia PA has sparked significant concerns among residents and businesses. While part of a $40 billion investment strategy aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and improving customer service, this move has already resulted in mail delivery delays and the loss of mail and packages. These issues underscore the pressing need for a thorough reassessment of this decision.

The USPS’s Delivering for America plan, while seeking to make the Postal Service more efficient and competitive, has raised doubts about its effectiveness in light of the current situation at the South Jersey P&DC. The facility review, intended to inform resource allocation and enhance customer service, has instead led to disruptions that are negatively impacting the community. Moreover, the potential decrease in employment opportunities due to this relocation adds to the local economic struggles, further exacerbating the situation.

Public input is a crucial component of such decisions, yet the short notice given for the public meeting on March 6, 2024, at the Cherry Hill Public Library, has left little time for meaningful community engagement. This rushed approach undermines the transparency and inclusivity necessary for a decision of this magnitude, especially considering the potential impact on the stability of current employees who may be uprooted from their base of operations, leading to possible job losses.

As concerned citizens, we urge the USPS to reconsider its decision regarding the South Jersey P&DC. While recognizing the need for modernization and efficiency, we emphasize that these goals should not come at the expense of service quality and community well-being. We call for a more comprehensive evaluation, with ample opportunity for public input, to ensure that any changes made benefit all stakeholders involved, including the employees whose livelihoods are at stake.

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Postal Pulse Survey Boycott

From the Desk of Robert Armentani
President, South Jersey Area Local – APWU
900 Route 168, Suite D 3, Blackwood, N.J. 08012
Phone 856-228-8090, Fax 856-228-2627




Dear Members,

It has come to our attention that the Postal Service is re-administering the Postal Pulse survey for Fiscal Year 2023.

This is a reminder that the policy of the American Postal Workers Union is that employees should not participate in this survey. Surveys have been used against the APWU in bargaining and have not produced any real change in the Postal Service.

Employees are not required to participate in this survey no matter what their supervisors or managers may say.

The South Jersey Area Local is encouraging all of our members to BOYCOTT this survey.

We will be collecting unopened surveys from our members and will be having a raffle at the next General membership Meeting in September for all members that turn in their unopened ballots. We will be giving out two $50 prizes. All you have to do to enter is give you unopened ballot to your
steward or mail it to our office at the address above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time at 856-228-8090.


Robert Armentani
South Jersey Area Local – 0526
900 Route 168, Suite D-3
Blackwood, NJ 08012