Members in Action
(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
Locals Celebrate Labor Day
APWU members from coast-to-coast took to the streets for Labor Day events.
Promoting a Public Postal Service at the CBCF Conference
Courtney Jenkins of the Baltimore Francis “Stu” Filbey Area Local, Tina Bell and Arrion Brown – both of the Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local – work a booth promoting our public Postal Service at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Conference on Sept. 22.
APWU at CLUW
APWU National officers and members participated in the Coalition of Labor Union Women’s (CLUW) 19th Biennial Convention in Detroit, from Sept. 6-9. This year, 26 APWU members and officers were elected as delegates.
Fighting Bob Fest in Milwaukee
In its 16th year, Fighting Bob Fest, an annual Wisconsin festival for progressive politics, was held in Milwaukee on Sept. 16. APWU of Wisconsin Legislative Director Chris Czubakowski (left), Milwaukee Area Local Recording Secre- tary Karen White (center) and Milwaukee Area Local Steward Ken Liggan (right) represented the APWU, spending the day educating and discussing APWU legislative priorities with the public.
Seattle Pickets Against Job, Service Cuts
Members of the Greater Seattle Area Local held an informational picket in front of the Burien post office on Aug. 10, informing the community of postal management’s proposed job and service cuts.
New York State Educational Training
On Aug. 30, Northeast Re- gional Coordinator John H. Dirzius and National Business Agent Pete Coradi held a training to provide New York local leaders with the necessary tools to fight back management’s aggressive excessing, reversion and abolishment initiatives. NBAs Liz Swigert and Dave Sarnacki also assisted in the training. President Mark Dimondsteinopened the event with inspiring remarks. Locals in attendance were: Long Island Area Local, New York Metro Area Local, Brooklyn Local, Greater Hicksville Mid-Island Local, Mount Vernon Local, Western New York Area Local, Western Nassau New York Area Local, Albany Local, Kingston Local and Rockville Centre Local.
Thousands Participated in Dozens of Workshops and General Sessions
APWU local and state representatives came together at the All-Craft, Legislative and Retiree Conferences from Oct. 1- Oct. 4 in Las Vegas, NV.
Members Called Congress
APWU members were politically active at the All-Craft Conference by making calls to their member of Congress, urging them to vote “no” on the disastrous House budget proposal.
Retirees Present President Dimondstein with APWU History Display
Retiree chapters in the California Bay Area presented President Dimondstein with an APWU campaign pin collection. Pictured L-R are Karen Wing, Maryann Medina, President Mark Dimondstein, Ernest Johnson, Judy Lynn and Juanita Boles.