National Officers Attend AFGE Rally
(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!”