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APWU Web News Article 243-2014

Postal Workers Tell PMG, Board of Governors:

Stop Delaying America's Mail

12/23/2014 -

APWU members held more than 150 protests on Nov. 14, with events in all 50 states, to send a message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

The protests received extensive media coverage in print, on the radio and on T.V. The events were designed to thwart USPS plans to lower service standards; delay all mail throughout the nation, and close or consolidate 82 mail processing centers. APWU members were joined by their sister postal unions, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association at most of the events.

 

APWU News Bulletin

Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’

Workers Cheer Decision: PMG Donahoe to Step Down

APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'

11/17/2014 -

Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.

APWU Web News Article 209-2014

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Postal Workers to Board: Stop Delaying America's Mail!

On Nov. 14, 2014, as part of a National Day of Action, postal workers and supporters protested at a meeting of the USPS Board of Governors in Washington, DC, to demand that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the board Stop Delaying America's Mail!

APWU Web News Article 207-2014

National Day of Action Generates Extensive Media Coverage

11/15/2014 - Updated  11/19/2014 - The Nov. 14 National Day of Action to send a message to the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors to Stop Delaying America's Mail! generated extensive media coverage. The events were sponsored by the four postal unions: the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.

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APWU Web News Article 208-2014

Denied Entry to ‘Public’ Meeting, Postal Workers Stage Raucous Protest

Hundreds Cheer Wildly at Announcement That PMG Donahoe is Stepping Down

11/14/2014 -

Approximately 250 postal workers and supporters protested loudly in the lobby of Postal Service headquarters after they were denied entry to a “public” meeting of the Board of Governors’ on Nov. 14. But they cheered wildly when APWU President Mark Dimondstein read aloud a text message he had received from one of the few union members who managed to gain entry to the meeting: Postmaster General Donahoe had announced he was stepping down, effective Feb. 1.

Press Release

Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on Announcement That Patrick Donahoe Is Stepping Down as Postmaster General of the United States

11/14/2014 - Today’s announcement that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down is welcome news. Over the summer, delegates to the American Postal Workers Union national convention voted unanimously for his resignation. 

We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work and diminishing a great American institution.

We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.

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Press Release

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service:

Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’

150 Events Planned, To Take Place in All 50 States

11/13/2014 - On Nov. 14 postal workers will protest at 150 locations as part of a National Day of Action to send a message to Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! 

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service.

  • On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower “service standards” to virtually eliminate overnight delivery – including first-class mail from one address to another within the same city or town.
  • All mail (medicine, online purchases, local newspapers, newsletters of religious organizations, bill payments, letters and invitations) throughout the country would be delayed.
  • Beginning Jan. 5, 82 Mail Processing & Distribution Centers are scheduled to close.

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