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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

Canadian Postal Workers Win Big

Door-to-Door Delivery Saved for Millions

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

Thanks to the efforts of postal workers and their allies, Canada Post has suspended the installation of community mailboxes, preserving door-to-door mail delivery for nearly half a million households that were scheduled to be switched to cluster-box delivery.

APWU Web News Article 209-2015

Hartford Area Local, Allies Rally to Save America’s Postal Service

11/03/2015 -


Hartford Area Local members rally with allies, including
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (center).

Members of the Hartford Area Local were joined by labor allies for a rally to Save American’s Postal Service on Oct. 24. 

Lori Pelletier, executive secretary-treasurer of the Connecticut State AFL-CIO; Rene Morissette, president of National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 301; John Olesen, Branch President of LiUNA Local 301; members of the Greater Hartford Labor Council, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) were on hand to help distribute APWU informational flyers to the public, as well as to collect 75 “I Stand with Postal Workers” postcards.

 

International Solidarity

Workers Strike Against Anti-Union Governments

11/01/2015 -


Finnish workers protesting.

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Protesting their government’s right-wing, anti-union agenda, workers in India and Finland went on strike in September.

On Sept. 2, approximately 150 million Indian workers representing 10 major trade unions – primarily in the banking, manufacturing, construction and coal mining industries – walked off the job, representing approximately one quarter of the country’s population.

Worker Solidarity

Support Grows for Labor Unions

11/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

After years of declining strength and support, labor unions are regaining popularity.

More than half of Americans – 58 percent – said they approve of labor unions, according to a recent Gallup Poll. That was a 5 percent increase over the previous year and the highest since 2008.

Young Workers Play Big Role In Seattle Teachers’ Victory

11/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)


Seattle teachers picketed at every school in the district .
Photo courtesy of Seattle Education Association

Seattle teachers won a strong contract in September after a five-day strike that was marked by overwhelming support from parents, students and the community. Young workers played a leading role in the job action, with a majority of picket captains coming from the ranks of second- and third-year teachers.

APWU Web News Article 189-2015

Postal Workers Win Support at ‘Fighting Bob Fest’

09/23/2015 -


Front row: Madison Area Local President Bret Wersland; Chris Czubakowski, associate editor Milwaukee Area Local; JJ Johnson Heiss and Karen Deloof, Madison Area Local; Valerie Landowski, Regional Coordinator Northeast Wisconsin AFL-CIO.Back row: John Nichols, writer, commentator; Bernie Faust Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans; APWU of Wisconsin President Steve Lord;  Booth visitor; APWU President Mark Dimondstein, John Miceli, editor Milwaukee Area Local; Cathy Carobine; APWU Nat’l. Postal Press Assoc. President  Tony Carobine.

Named for one of Wisconsin’s best-known politicians, the annual Fighting Bob Fest has become one the nation’s largest progressive gatherings. This year’s celebration, held in Madison on Sept. 19, was no exception – and APWU members seized the opportunity to win support for the fight to save our public Postal Service.

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