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American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

05/21/2018 12:30 AM
Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus
Web News Article #: 50-2018

APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. "We, as postal workers, including our families and our communities, have greatly benefited from his impassioned and determined life’s work and leadership."

05/10/2018 11:00 PM
President Dimondstein: "Let's Deliver Mail, not Myths"
Web News Article #: 49-2018

APWU President Mark Dimondstein busts myths and sets the record straight on the Postal Service, "a national treasure belonging to all the people of the United States." Click here to read the entire column as it appears in the Boston Globe.


05/10/2018 08:00 AM
Power to the Workers – New Bill to Strengthen Unions
Web News Article #: 48-2018

On Wednesday, May 9, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced the Workplace Democracy Act, with Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) introducing the companion bill in the House of Representatives.

05/10/2018 07:30 AM
Washington’s Latest Attempt to Slash our Pay & Benefits
Web News Article #: 47-2018

“Such changes would mean thousands of dollars taken out of active workers’ paychecks and thousands more in reduced benefits for retirees,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. Taken together, the proposals outlined by OPM would take a staggering $144 billion out of the pockets of dedicated civil servants over the next ten years.

05/04/2018 03:45 AM
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Web News Article #: 46-2018

The APWU National officers are asking members to actively support the 26th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. 

05/02/2018 03:45 AM
Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes
Web News Article #: 45-2018

Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demands and must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote. 

05/02/2018 02:45 AM
Arizona and Colorado Workers Join the Fight for Quality Education
Web News Article #: 44-2018

“We have classrooms where students sit on counter tops because there aren’t enough desks or seats in the room.”

05/01/2018 08:30 AM
Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local CAT Commemorates 1970 Postal Strike

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

NCSMAL members (L-R) Julio Mercedes, Derrick Williams, Gary Ledford
and James Higginbotham

The Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local’s (NCSMAL) CAT coordinated a commemorative day of action on March 19 for the 1970 Great Postal Strike. For the day, participating members wore 2018 Contract Campaign or other APWU gear.

05/01/2018 08:15 AM
Rising Up in West Virginia & Beyond!

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By President Mark Dimondstein 

In late February, 37,000 West Virginia teachers and school employees went on an inspiring nine-day strike – and won! As we go to press, similar strikes are going on in Oklahoma and Kentucky.

The strike was fueled by low pay (WV teachers’ salaries were ranked 48th out of the 50 states), no pay raises in four years and rising health insurance premiums. These conditions were, in part, created by 2006 bipartisan (Democratic and Republican) supported corporate tax cuts that drained needed money out of the state treasury.

05/01/2018 08:15 AM
Say 'No' to the Latest USPS Survey

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman 

Are you engaged?” Those are the words the Postal Service is using to get you to take their newest survey. The 2016 Postal Pulse survey showed the USPS what we already knew: Your work environment is not good; your supervisors treat you poorly and morale is low.