About the Western Colorado Area Local
The Western Colorado Area Local is a branch of the American Postal Workers.
We proudly serve our members in 32 offices in Western Colorado.
About the American Postal Workers Union
The APWU is the world’s largest postal union, representing more than 330,000 USPS employees
and retirees, and nearly 2,000 private-sector mail workers.
For more than three decades, APWU has fought for dignity and respect on the job for the
workers we represent, as well as for decent pay and benefits and safe working conditions. As
an AFL-CIO affiliate, the APWU supports the struggle for social and economic justice for all
Depending on their occupation, APWU members belong to the Clerk, Maintenance, Motor
Vehicle, or Support Services divisions.
Our union is a democratic organization comprised of dues-paying members who belong to
approximately 1,600 state and local unions and retiree chapters in every state and territory.
APWU officers are directly elected by union members.
The union’s state and local affiliates are autonomous organizations that rely on the national
union to represent their interests in contract negotiations and in national-level grievances. The
union negotiates a national Collective Bargaining Agreement and fights for our members’
interests on Capitol Hill. The APWU also has many Retiree and Auxiliary chapters so that
former postal workers and postal families can remain active in union affairs.