Department & Division News

National Officers Attend AFGE Rally

APWU Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell (center) speaks at an AFGE rally.
Also pictured (L-R) is AFGE Bureau of Prisons Council President Eric Young, AFGE
District 14 National Vice President Eric Bunn, AFGE Bureau of Prisons Council
National Representative Robert Swanson, AFGE Local 1978 President Michael
Guerrissi, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and AFGE President David Cox with
other speakers, AFGE officers, and staff.

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  

On Feb. 13, APWU National officers and staff attended an American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) rally against staffing cuts and efforts to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth "Liz" Powell spoke at the rally.

“We know for a fact that there are thousands of positions that need to be filled to fully staff the VA and Congress has done little to nothing to address the issue,” Secretary-Treasurer Powell said. “Your fight is our fight. We join you in telling Congress – no privatization, no cuts to veterans’ pay, no cuts to health care, no cuts to retirement and definitely no cuts to workplace protections!”