03/07/2018 - With contract negotiations set to begin early summer, President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 14th member, appointed by the president, is a member of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.
News: Union Administration
(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
I am a firm believer that union leaders need to stay in touch and find many ways to listen to members’ ideas, concerns, questions and constructive criticisms. Leaders always have more to learn – and union members can be great teachers.
When I travel to various conferences and conventions, I often go to the workroom floor to meet and speak with postal workers. It is rewarding and informative.
09/15/2014 - With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 14th member, appointed by the president, is a member of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.
07/31/2014 - Actor Danny Glover gave an impassioned speech on the final day of the APWU’s 22nd Biennial Convention, declaring that he would be part of the fight to keep the Postal Service in the hands of the people.
Convention Delegates Act on Tough Issues
07/25/2014 - Acting on the first resolution reported by the Constitution Committee during Wednesday’s session, as a cost-savings measure, delegates amended the APWU Constitution, shortening the time frame for National Conventions from five to four days. The change also adds one-hour to each of the four days the convention is in session.
Changing the order in which resolutions were considered, the convention then directed its attention to a resolution regarding a dues increase. After extensive debate, the resolution was voted down.
11/07/2013 - In an impassioned speech before more than 1,000 union members, the newly-elected president of the American Postal Workers Union, Mark Dimondstein, issued a call for a “grand alliance” to save the USPS as a public postal service and to protect postal jobs.
Mark Dimondstein Promises ‘New Direction’
10/09/2013 - In a hotly-contested race, members of the American Postal Workers Union voted to elect Mark Dimondstein president over incumbent Cliff Guffey in balloting that was tallied on Oct. 8.
10/09/2013 - I am deeply honored to be elected by the membership to the office of APWU National President and greatly appreciate the many activists around the country that passionately worked for change and made this victory possible. This election victory belongs to the people. I congratulate the fine candidates I ran with on the APWU Members First Team, most of whom also were given a strong vote of confidence by the membership, as well as congratulate all candidates who were re-elected to office. I also join with many in our union family in thanking the outgoing officers for their years of service to the APWU.
His Team Wins Most Offices; Powell Wins as Secretary-Treasurer, Kaczor Wins Health Plan Director
10/08/2013 - Mark Dimondstein was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union in a hotly-contested race that ended Oct. 7.