A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

More than 70 national organizations have joined forces with APWU to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.  

News: A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

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In a First, Union to Put Issues Such as Postal Banking, Expanded Hours and Additional Customer Services on the Bargaining Table, Along with Wages and Benefits

Postal Workers and USPS to Open Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19 at Pivotal Time for the Postal Service

Actor-Activist Danny Glover and APWU Pres. Mark Dimondstein to speak at Kickoff News Conference

02/17/2015 - WASHINGTON – Contract talks between the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the U.S. Postal Service for a new contract start Thursday, Feb 19. This will be the first time in four-and-a-half years that APWU and postal management have bargained for a newcollective bargaining agreement. It also will mark the first labor negotiations for new Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

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64 National Organizations Launch 'Grand Alliance' to Save Our Public Postal Service

Danny Glover Releases Video: 'Our Postal Service'

On Feb. 12, 2015, more than 60 national organizations joined forces to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. The debut of the Alliance included the premiere of a video featuring actor-activist Danny Glover, the creation of a new website, and many messages on social media.

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A 'Grand Alliance’ of More than 60 National Organizations Advocates Expanded Public Postal Services; Opposes Service Cuts, Privatization

News Conference Thurs., Feb. 12, 2 p.m. At the National Press Club

02/10/2015 -

WASHINGTON—Sixty-three national organizations have formed “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.” A Feb. 12 news conference will present advocates for improved, public postal services and the premiere of a 2-minute video, featuring actor Danny Glover.

This unprecedented alliance is comprised of national religious coalitions, retiree organizations, educational and postal and other unions, lawmakers, and progressive advocacy groups. These prestigious organizations have come together because the U.S. Postal Service, an institution older than the nation itself, is in danger.

WHO:          Richard J. Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance of Retired Americans; Melanie L. Campbell, Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable and President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and  Mark Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union.

WHAT:       News Conference to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

WHEN:       Thursday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.

WHERE:    National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, 13th Floor, National Press Building (14th and F Streets NW)

Much is at Stake, Much is Possible

12/22/2014 - New Year's Greeting to One and All!

Your membership in the American Postal Workers Union is the foundation of our strength as we fight for workplace and social justice. I salute you, the thousands of union members and activists, for your contributions to the well-being of all postal workers – active and retired, career and non-career.

I encourage those who are not yet “union active” to commit some of your time in the coming year. There is something for everyone to do: Attend union meetings, volunteer to serve on a committee, act as a shop steward, write an article for your local union paper or website, join a protest at Staples, urge your members of Congress to defend postal workers and the public Postal Service, support fast food and Walmart workers in their demands for $15 per hour and a union, and get involved in our fight for a new APWU union contract in 2015.

The survival of the public Postal Service and our jobs is at stake and you can help make a difference. Yes, each and every one of us has an important role to play. Think about how much stronger we would be if every member volunteered just an hour or two each month for union activism.

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Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on the ‘Democracy for All’ Constitutional Amendment

09/09/2014 - Since 2010, it’s gotten harder for minorities, young people, senior citizens and working people to vote, but easier for the super-rich to buy elections. Corporate money is drowning out the voice of the people.

The Senate vote on Sept. 8 to allow consideration of the “Democracy for All” Constitutional Amendment presents a good opportunity to address the issue, as do other measures.

APWU News Bulletin

The Trial and the Verdict

‘Dump the Postmaster General!’

07/22/2014 - After noting that some have called Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s actions criminal -- a clear violation of the law that created and maintains the Postal Service as a fundamental right of the people -- APWU President Mark Dimondstein called the PMG “Wall Street’s Trojan Horse, the privatizer from within.”

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President Mark Dimondstein:

It’s Time to Stand Up and Fight Back

07/22/2014 - “Attacks are being waged from all quarters – Congress, Wall Street and the Postmaster General himself,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein said in the opening of his “State of Our Union” message to the delegates at the union’s 22nd national convention. “Privatization is not a distant danger but a direct and immediate threat.  A congressionally manufactured financial crisis is being used to justify new assaults on postal jobs and on the 239-year old public Post Office.”

“To survive the onslaught, we must transform our union into a fighting; activist organization and we must build a Grand Alliance with the people of the country to defend our national treasure, the United States Postal Service,” Dimondstein said.

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Look Who Dropped In!

05/09/2014 - Danny Glover, the star of "Lethal Weapon" and "The Color Purple," stopped by the union office on May 9 for an informal conversation with APWU officers about the building of a Grand Alliance to save the U.S. Postal Service.