Hatch Act

The Hatch Act (Basic Guidelines)

The Hatch Act is a federal law that restricts the political activities of postal and other federal workers, as well as those of state and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs.

In 1993, Congress revised the law to give government workers more freedom to take an active part in political campaigns.

To help inform union members about their rights under the new law, the APWU has prepared a Guide to Political Activities for Postal and Federal Employees.