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Election 2016

Information on this page should not be downloaded, posted or sent to others using U.S. Postal Service equipment, nor should it be read, downloaded, posted or sent to others while on the clock or while on USPS property because it involves partisan election-related activity. In accordance with the Hatch Act, postal and federal employees are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while on the clock or on postal or federal property.

The APWU is challenging the restrictions on postal workers’ use of social media for political activity, but employees should adhere to these guidelines in the meantime.

News: Election 2016

Legislative Update

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Legislative Director Judy Beard 

The 115th Congress convened on Jan. 3, and legislators wasted no time introducing bills and resolutions of interest to workers.

APWU News Bulletin

As the U.S. Inaugurates its 45th President,

APWU Reaches Out to Trump Administration

01/25/2017 - Last weekend, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. After the election, President Dimondstein pledged to work with President Trump and all elected representatives to achieve the APWU’s goals to defend good service, protect good union jobs and preserve our national treasure. 

On December 20, 2016, President Dimondstein and APWU Legislative Director Judy Beard had a productive meeting with a representative from then President-Elect Trump’s transition team. They discussed the many facets of the USPS as well as the many urgent issues facing APWU members, their families and communities. 

At the beginning of the new year, President Dimondstein wrote a letter to President Trump, to continue the conversation about the fiscal challenges facing the USPS and the importance of a vibrant public Postal Service for all Americans. The letter is reprinted below. 

APWU Gets Out the Vote!

01/01/2017 -


(left to right) Bruce Jackson, President, Cleveland APWU Retirees, Wheeler Nunn,
Dorella McCary, Rep. Marcia Fudge, and Charles Walton, President, Ohio Postal Workers Union
after participating in a phone bank.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

“We appreciate all of the work our release staff and volunteers put into the election both on the national and state level,” said Legislative Director Judy Beard. “Victory was not achieved in every race, but this should not discourage political involvement amongst our members. Stay focused and involved in the political and legislative process on all levels. Let us use the results from this election as motivation to mobilize for the future.” 

New Congress, Same Goals

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The 2016 election is over. It is time to revamp our efforts to secure legislation to benefit the working class and protect the public Postal Service. The results of the election have caused a divide in this nation. It is a divide we must work to end. It is now more important than ever to stand up and fight for what is right.

APWU Web News Article 257-2016

Congress Heads Out after Funding the Federal Government

By Legislative & Political Director Judy Beard

12/21/2016 - On the heels of the 2016 elections and with the New Year approaching, APWU members should make a resolution to stay engaged on legislation at all levels (city/state/national) crucial to our livelihoods. In that spirit, we should reflect on our successes and failures in building economic justice in order to pave the way for 2017.

What to Expect in a Lame Duck Congress

11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

When members of Congress return to the Capitol after Election Day, they will be officially operating in a “lame duck” session.  The “lame duck” session will include senators and representatives who lost their seats in the election, but whose terms don’t expire until Jan. 3, 2017.

APWU Web News Article 223-2016

Vote for Hillary on Nov. 8

10/07/2016 - Information on this page should not be downloaded, posted or sent to others using U.S. Postal Service equipment, nor should it be read, downloaded, posted or sent to others while on the clock or while on USPS property because it involves partisan election-related activity. In accordance with the Hatch Act, postal and federal employees are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while on the clock or on postal or federal property.

The APWU is challenging the restrictions on postal workers’ use of social media for political activity, but employees should adhere to these guidelines in the meantime.

APWU Web News Article 220-2016

Help Get Out the Vote!

10/05/2016 -

 

Working people win when we turn out to vote in large numbers. The Nov. 8 election will not only determine the next president, it will determine the makeup of Congress, as well as state and local offices. In many places, the election will decide the outcome of ballot questions that directly affect the labor movement, such as minimum wage laws and anti-union “right-to–work” laws.  

Please help get out the vote. You can volunteer in a variety of ways:

Click here for more news on the 2016 Election.

Convention Endorses Hillary Clinton

09/15/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

Delegates to the APWU 2016 national convention, representing a broad cross-section of the union’s membership, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Hillary Clinton for president and to “support her in every possible way.”

Following the endorsement vote, Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard read a letter from Clinton, where she expressed explicit support for postal workers and our goals, fully embracing the postal provisions in the Democratic Party Platform.

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