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APWU News Bulletin

Ron Sargent Out as Staples CEO

Departure ‘An Opportunity,’ APWU Says

06/03/2016 - The APWU welcomed the news that Ron Sargent will step down as Staples’ CEO at the company’s annual meeting on June 14.  

The decision follows Staples’ failed attempt to merge with Office Depot, a strategy Sargent championed. “The company was weakened by the failure and it ended Sargent’s tenure,” President Mark Dimondstein said.

NSB 08-2016 (1.32 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

Union Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

04/14/2016 -


On opening day, union members wore stickers in a show of solidarity.
Shown here: Central Florida Area Local.

On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting the union’s economic package and proposals to eliminate multiple tiers within the workforce.  

NSB 07-2016 (1.53 MB)
APWU Web News Article 046-2016

Contract Campaign

Contract Arbitration Underway

03/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Arbitration hearings for a new APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service began on Feb. 17, and are expected to last several months.

 

APWU News Bulletin

Contract Arbitration Gets Underway

‘Postal Workers Earn the Right To Be Justly Compensated For Our Service, Hard Work’

02/23/2016 -


President Dimondstein presents the union’s case on Feb. 17. 

On the opening day of arbitration for a new contract, APWU President Mark Dimondstein stated the union’s case in an impassioned presentation to the board of arbitrators. The interests of the 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU are contained in the preamble of the union’s Constitution, he said: “We believe all members of labor have the right to economic, political and social justice.” 

NSB 04-2016 (2.71 MB)
APWU Web News Article 029-2016

Workers Testify at Contract Arbitration

‘They Spoke for All of Us’

02/19/2016 - Workers had a seat at the table – the arbitration table – on the second and third day of hearings, testifying in vivid detail about the work they do, the responsibilities bestowed on them, and their unwavering commitment to serving postal customers.

 

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