Department & Division News

APWU Gets Out the Vote!

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

“We appreciate all of the work our release staff and volunteers put into the election both on the national and state level,” said Legislative Director Judy Beard. “Victory was not achieved in every race, but this should not discourage political involvement amongst our members. Stay focused and involved in the political and legislative process on all levels. Let us use the results from this election as motivation to mobilize for the future.”

APWU active and retired members across the country were busy mobilizing voters this fall. Check out some photos of their efforts in action!             

Actress Alfre Woodard (left) and APWU member Cindy Foster (right)
at the Moral March in Charlotte, NC, to kick-off early voting.

(left to right) Bruce Jackson, President, Cleveland APWU Retirees, Wheeler Nunn,
Dorella McCary, Rep. Marcia Fudge, and Charles Walton, President, Ohio Postal Workers Union
after participating in a phone bank.

“We came up short this election year, but don’t fall into despair or give up – ORGANIZE!!”
said Christopher Czubakowski, a member of the Milwaukee Area Local.
“The arc of history always bends towards justice.
Progressives, civil rights groups and unionists have always been on the right side of history.”

Reggie Maddox, Florida Business Agent District 7 and
Tampa Area Local Assistant Clerk Craft Director, canvassing
in Florida

Phyllis Wood, a member of the Dayton Ohio Area Local Retiree Chapter,
participates in phone banking.