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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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APWU Web News Article 205-2014

Dimondstein to Ed:

The People Can Stop USPS Plans to Delay Mail

Nov. 14 Will Expose Postmaster General's Program

11/12/2014 - Appearing on the Ed Show on Nov. 11, APWU President Mark Dimondstein said "the people of this country have it within our power"  to stop USPS plans to slow mail service and virtually eliminate overnight mail delivery. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe's plans are now "under the radar," but more than 140 protests set for Friday, Nov. 14, will help change that. The USPS Board of Governors – which has the power to put on a hold on the plans – will be meeting that day.

 

APWU News Bulletin

More Than 149 Events In 50 States Set for Nov. 14 National Day of Action

Tell PMG, Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America's Mail!

11/10/2014 - On Nov. 14 postal employees from every craft in more than 149 locations will send an urgent message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail! Donahoe and the Board are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts that would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service.

APWU News Bulletin

Tell Postmaster General, Board of Governors:

Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

More Than 125 Events Set for Nov. 14 National Day of Action

11/07/2014 - On Nov. 14 postal employees from every craft in more than 125 locations will send an urgent message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

Pay Raise Set for Nov. 15

APWU-represented postal employees will receive an increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 15, which will be reflected in paychecks dated Dec. 5. The increase will apply to all employees covered by the  2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS.

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