Labor Solidarity

Workers are struggling all across the world to fight for safe working conditions, fair wages, and decent benefits, and supporting each other is crucial to building a strong labor movement. APWU stands in solidarity with working people everywhere. We are all in this together! Read below to learn more about some of the struggles our brothers and sisters are engaged in, and find out how you can help:

Stand up for the Nabisco 600

Check the label and BOYCOTT Nabisco products made in Mexico!

Mondelēz International, which makes Nabisco snacks, outsourced 600 good union jobs to Mexico, closing the largest commercial bakery in the United States. The company isn’t losing money; this move was simply to line the pockets of the CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, and other stakeholders and executives. As a result, BCTGM union workers in Chicago lost their jobs.

Stand together with our BCTGM brothers and sisters. Click here to learn more.

News: Labor Solidarity

23rd National Convention

'A New Spirit of Activism'

09/14/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

Twenty-one hundred APWU members departed from the union’s 23rd National Convention in August uplifted, united and ready for the battles ahead.  

APWU Web News Article 209-2016

Tell Congress: Stop the Secret Trade Deal

09/14/2016 -

Convention delegates protest the TPP 

Please ask your representative to take a stand against this disastrous trade deal, which was negotiated behind closed doors. The TPP would increase the power of multinational corporations to dictate our future and take away the rights of workers and others to advocate for a better quality of life. It would kill jobs, weaken workers’ rights at home and abroad, and harm the environment.

APWU Web News Article 153-2016

APWU Joins Boycott of Made-in-Mexico Nabisco Products

Company Outsourced Hundreds of Union Jobs

07/26/2016 -

The APWU is urging union members to join a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products launched by the Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Affected products include Oreos, Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Honey Grahams, Animal Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Premium, Belvita, Lorna Doone, Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid and Wheat Thins.  

Click here for more info. 

APWU Web News Article 088-2016

Celebrate May Day, International Workers Day, May 1

04/27/2016 -

A 1933 May Day celebration in New York City.

May Day, the International Workers Day, is celebrated around the world on May 1.

Although May Day originated in Chicago in the 1880s when workers first fought for the eight-hour day, the holiday is not officially recognized in this country. But APWU President Mark Dimondstein is urging union members to take part in rallies and other May Day celebrations in their areas.

Click here to read more.

APWU Web News Article 036-2016

APWU Donates to Flint

02/26/2016 -

Michigan APWU leaders present a contribution
to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. From left: Roscoe
Woods,  Pat Comben, Dr. Hanna-Attisha,
Mike Mize and Amy Puhalski.

In  the wake of the Flint water crisis, the APWU has made a donation to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund.