Due to the fact that additonal paid leave is no longer available through EFEL and USPS wont pay Admin Leave due to this illness, we are encouraging employees who test positive for Covid to submit an EComp case to be reimbursed for the time off (Continuation of Pay) or have the leave credited back to the employee. Its all done online and cases are being approved rapidly. This will also protect you in the future should Covid have some lingering details we dont yet know about. Read THIS information on how to do it - File your claim here:

*CHANGE OF VENUE** First Union Meeting of the Year!

Come join us at the general membership meeting - Saturday January 8th, 2022 10AM - ON ZOOM! Access code: 430 515 2545 Dial in number: 312-626-6799 and enter access code - Hope to discuss the upcoming year and the new contract coming out for vote.

We have a Tentative Agreement!

Click HERE to check out the details!

Happy Holidays!

All of us at the Toledo Area Local APWU are wishing you and yours, the very best holiday season! Happy New Year Everyone!

2021 APWU Local 170 Election Results

Toledo Ohio Area Local 170 Election Results 2021

The following people were nominated with no opposition and will serve as:

  • President — Mike Fincher
  • Executive Vice President — Jen Lemke
  • Secretary — Panya Michael
  • Treasurer — Dennis Danko
  • Clerk Craft Director — Joseph Burks
  • Motor Vehicle Craft Director — Pete Reese

300 ballots were mailed. 93 were received in the P O Box by the deadline. 5 ballots were voided. 4 had nothing on the back of envelope and one was found to be a supervisor.

For the office of Maintenance Craft Director:

  • Annabel Vela — 21 votes
  • Patricia Dailey — 7 votes

For the office of Trustee/Sgt.-At-Arms 2 positions:

  • Nastassja Floure — 59
  • Dajuan Leavell — 44
  • Chris Maier — 42
  • Joseph Easley — 26

Jenny Gust, Carolyn Moore, Jenny Hughes - Our Elections Committee

Thank you everyone for participating! Remember, regardless of any outcomes, there is always a place in this union for everyone! The union is YOU!

APWU Local Election Info!

Nominations for the Toledo Ohio Area Local 170 will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6 p.m. at our regular meeting place, Teamsters Hall on S. Hawley

Per our Constitution: Nominations shall take place at the October meeting. Nomination for all elected positions must be presented in person or received in writing prior to the meeting at which nominations are held. Nominations shall be closed after all written and verbal nominations have been addressed. No nominee shall be place on the ballot unless acceptance of the nomination, either in person or by written notification is submitted prior to or within five (5) days immediately following the meeting at which nominations are held. Nominations shall appear on the ballot by blind draw. The regular order of business may only be suspended, for the purpose of nominations, by majority vote at the previous regular meeting. If the regular order of business is suspended for nominations, written notification must be provided to the membership no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting at which nominations are held.

Click the link above (The heading) to be taken to the election committee's offical results!

Nominations will be for these offices:

President Executive

Vice President Secretary

Treasurer Clerk Craft Director

Maintenance Craft Director

Motor Vehicle Craft Director

2 Trustee/Sgt-At-Arms

Awesome work Nastassja!

We are so proud of you! Its always great seeing someone recognized for their hard work and dedication! I speak for the entire eboard in saying that this was well deserved!

APWU Career Employees receive hefty COLA!

Click here to read about it~

Employees receive a .92 cent an hour raise as a result of this COLA! That's an extra $1,935 a year in your pocket thanks to our APWU!

2021 Labor Day Parade Sign Up!

Sign up HERE!

This is a simple sign up. We wanna know what TShirt Size you would like. While we cannot guarantee everyone will get a shirt at the parade, this will help lock you into getting one!

US Rep. Bob Latta Asks USPS to return mail processing to Toledo!

Read the story HERE

It seems as though our voices are being heard. Customers are upset. Businesses are upset. Lets keep this forward momentum and be prepared to embrace some good changes!


~Sign Up HERE!~

We have booked the KOA for the Summer Picnic this year. Food will be catered in, as well as burgers and dogs cooked on-site. Bring your beach ball, swim trunks and appetite!

Click HERE for the Flyer

If things change, they will be announced on this page (Such as covid cancellations, etc)! Picnic includes admission to the park, food, drinks and fun for all ages! This is a rain or shine event. Please drink responsibly! Be sure to include EVERYONE you will be bringing in the sign up so we have accurate numbers. Also be sure to provide an accurate email address so we can contact you should something change.

Congratulations Mark Venis of the Fremont Post Office!!

This was awarded by The Postal Service to a very deserving APWU member, Custodian Mark Venis of the Fremont Post Office. We are very proud of you and what you do Mark! Keep it up!

Emergency Federal Leave Updated! OPM has issued its CoVid EFEL rules - Get educated before you use it! (Click Anywhere To SEE IT!)


Scroll to the bottom - OPWU and ABA info updated! (Click anywhere  in pink or navigate to "Resources>Scholarships" for more info!)

The Process Explained - 14 days to file a grievance

Here is a PDF of the local grievance process. This follows article 15 of the contract but helps answer some questions about the process. This should be printed and kept at your work location for reference. This will help the APWU better represent you, as well as you represent yourself! Questions are always welcome!

Several CoVid Updates

I just added three covid specific updates to the covid page. Click the link above to be taken there. The three updates are the Covid Leave FAQ updated 9/9 as well as two about Annual Leave Carryover and Exchange (increased amounts allowed)

Missed Retro Pay Form

Click HERE

Please follow the above link if you were skipped on your retroactive raise payment. We have had a couple members reach out because they received no payment. This payment would have been visible on the paycheck we received 9/4/2020. There would have been roughly 11 adjustments. If you were employed as an APWU represented craft employee during 2018, 2019 and/or through about March 2020, you should have received something. Please contact a steward with questions. This is because our contract expired in 2018 but wasnt settled until 2020. PSEs and Career employees were affected. Use the above form and FAX it to the union office for assistance. Thanks!

This is a quick upload of the pictures from our most recent Day of Action. Click the arrows beside the picture to advance to the next..

Day of ACTION 8/2020

Open Letter from our President Martin Ramirez

Click HERE

This is an open letter from our Union President regarding the current state of postal affairs. It's truly going to be an epic fight but your local will be in locked step with APWU HQ, the rest of the postal unions, and the american people! In solidarity, we will prevail!

All Things Covid!

Don't forget to check the NEWS section often!

I try to update the news section weekly with new items. Also Visit our facebook page for the latest also! Visit the news section HERE - or click "Home" and select "news".


Click HERE

We ask that you fill this out weekly (or as often as practical) and submit a COPY to your steward/designee - You can also email them to

Local 170 Summer Picnic and Labor Day Parade cancelled - Due to Covid

Letter from President Cancelling Picnic -- Letter cancelling Parade

All Things Covid!


FACE MASK UPDATE - **REQUIRED** - USPS Policy updated 4/21 HERE - OHIO Stay Safe Order HERE

Toledo Area Local 170 T-Shirts are in!

We have a limited supply of T-Shirts in Red (Sm,Med,Lg,XL,2XL,4XL), Black (Sm,Med,Lg,XL,2XL,3XL,4XL) and Navy Blue (Sm,Med,Lg,XL), as well as a limited supply of APWU 170 face masks. Members in good standing can request ONE, with the understanding that this is a first come/first served basis and we will likely run out. Please contact Panya at with your Color and Size preference. We will do our very best to take care of everyone, but this is strictly a "while supplies last" type of thing. If you have already received a new t-shirt, please do not ask for a second. Keep it honest and fair so everyone has a chance.

6/23/20 @ 3:15PM

**APWU Day of Action! **



Click on the flyer to enlarge it! - We plan on meeting near the Main Post Office at 3:15 - We will start at 3:30 on Tuesday 6/23/20 - This will be a short demonstration demonstrating that the USMail is not for sale! Not in Toledo - Not in Denver - Not anywhere! - Who's Postal Service? The People's Postal Service! - Member Participants will receive a new APWU 170 T-Shirt!

We Have A New Contract!!

Arbitrator Goldberg has awarded us a new contract! This was the culmination of many many months of hard work, research and deliberation. The term of the contract runs September 21st, 2018 - September 20th, 2021. Included in this award are general wage increases for all, retention of the COLAs, as well as keeping the 50 mile excessing and no lay-off clauses in tact. Members will receive retro-active raises at a future date for raises that would have occurred during the contract. Click this LINK for more details!

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