09/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
Our union’s National Convention is the highest authority of the APWU. The 2,100 delegates in attendance at our recently-concluded “grand union meeting” set our course for the future and will guide your national officers. I was honored to chair the convention – under the theme “Fighting for Justice” – and to give the “State of the Union” speech. Below is an abridged version of my remarks.
We are working, living and struggling in a time where there is an all-out war on workers, our families, our communities, our standards of living, our rights, our organizations. Make no mistake about it: It is Them vs. Us, Wall Street vs. Main Street, Capital vs. Labor.