Who We Are...
Chapter 081-- a local branch of the national APWU (American Postal Worker's Union) AFL-CIO-- is a labor organization 1900 members strong, headquartered inside the Pittsburgh city limits, approximately three blocks from the Pittsburgh General Mail Facility at 1001 California Avenue on the north side of town.
We are lucky to call our headquarters our home, literally, because in 1996, we became the owners of the building at 1414 Brighton Road, 15212, The Epicenter.
Pittsburgh Metro represents three different crafts of USPS employees:
- Motor Vehicle Service employees, who transport bulk quantities of mail, maintain and repair vehicles and perform allied duties;
- Maintenance employees, who repair and maintain equipment and postal buildings; and
- Clerk craft employees, who distribute mail, perform window operations and handle clerical duties.
Our members can be found at:
The General Mail Facility in Pittsburgh -- GMF/P&DC
The Bulk Mail Facility at Warrendale -- BMF/NDC
The Logistics and Distribution Center at Warrendale -- L&DC
The Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Pittsburgh
The City Stations and Branches-- S&B's
The 250+ WPA Associates Offices-- AO's
Check over our list of offices, and if you find your office missing from the list, email the webmaster (link on the Contact Us page) to get it included.
We have three full-time officers, approximately 70 stewards to represent our members, 10 Chief Grievance Officers to oversee the stewards, 7 nationally-certified Arbitration Advocates to handle cases, a Craft Director for each craft we represent, a Recording Secretary and four Trustees.
Watch for our rotating biennial social events— a summertime Solidarity Picnic one year, our seasonal Solidarity Party the next. And every fall, we gather to celebrate the working person's holiday by participating in Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade activities, followed by a luncheon and sometimes, a ballgame.