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Changed My Mind

03/28/2018 -


Past APWU President Moe Biller and Steve Lord

The following is a reprint of a column by APWU of Wisconsin President Steve Lord that ran in the November-December 2017 issue of  The Badger BulletinSo, I haven’t changed my mind about retiring. I only have 50 days left at the USPS and a few months as State President but, I have changed my mind about a few other things. One of the things I have changed my mind about is term limits for our elected U.S. representatives.

Q&A with Our Revolution President Nina Turner

03/28/2018 -


Nina Turner speaking at the 23rd Biennial National
Convention on Aug. 22, 2016 in Orlando, FL

Our Revolution formed in the wake of Senator Bernie Sanders’ ground-breaking presidential campaign. The American Postal Worker spoke with its President, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner about the organization’s future goals.  Q: What is Our Revolution? 

A: “Our Revolution is an organization that is building progressive, grassroots movements all across the country, in a way that reminds people that the political power is in our hands. In order to create a strong democracy, people have to be engaged.

APWU Member April Burger is 2017 Passport Acceptance Agent of the Year

03/27/2018 -


April Burger (left) with Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Passport Services, after the award ceremony.

April Burger, a 31-year member of the Jefferson City Local (MO) and the local’s secretary-treasurer, was unanimously chosen as 2017 Acceptance Agent of the Year for the Department of State’s (DOS) National Awards Program for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents. She was honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 29. 

‘Let Them Eat Cake’

03/27/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By President Mark Dimondstein   

When the hungry people were demanding bread, French Queen Marie Antoinette was said to utter the words, “Let Them Eat Cake!” Little wonder she lost her head in the ensuing 1789 French revolution.

Bill Lucy Presented with Alston/Jones International Civil and Human Rights Award

03/01/2018 -


(L-R) International Civil Rights Center and Museum founders Melvin “Skip” Alston and Earl F. Jones, Secretary-Treasurer Powell, Honoree William ‘Bill’ Lucy, and President Mark Dimondstein  presenting the Alston/Jones International Civil and Human Rights Award.

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum’s Alston/Jones International Civil and Human Rights Award was given to renowned trade union leader and APWU member William “Bill” Lucy on Feb. 3, in Greensboro, NC. The museum is on the site of the Woolworth Department store where four courageous African-American students “stood up” by sitting down at the segregated lunch counter in 1960, and sparked a sit-in movement for equal rights that spread throughout the south, and beyond. Sixteen national unions and the AFL-CIO joined in supporting the event and honoring Bill Lucy.

USPS Rated Top Government Agency Once Again by Gallup Poll

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Americans like their public Postal Service – and results from a country-wide poll prove it. In fact, the Postal Service is even more popular now than it was in 2014, the last time this poll was conducted – its approval rating rose two points to 74 percent.

Support Your AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and AFL-CIO State Federations

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

Central Labor Councils (CLCs) and State Federations play an intricate and necessary part in the labor movement’s effort to ensure that policies pertaining to the economy, education, health care and other issues, benefit working families.

Members in Action

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

Pittsburgh Metro Area Local Retiree Chapter Celebrates CLC Award 

Members of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Local Retiree Chapter had a lot to celebrate at their annual holiday awards luncheon. 

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