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Burrus dies, Election Mail plan released

William Burrus served as the American Postal Workers Union’s national president from 2001-2010.

In memoriam. William Burrus, a longtime leader with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), died May 19 at age 81.

Burrus served as the union’s national president from 2001-2010. He was the first African-American national union president elected directly by union members.

He began his postal career in Cleveland in 1958 as a distribution clerk, then became a maintenance employee.

Among his achievements, Burrus helped create the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to USPS employees who are victims of natural disasters.

The APWU’s site has more information.

Postal Bulletin. The Postal Bulletin’s May 24 edition features this year’s Election Mail communications plan.

The plan includes key dates and messages, FAQs, a Political Mail overview and more.

The latest Postal Bulletin also includes recent updates to policies, procedures and forms.

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