As the U.S. Inaugurates its 45th President,
01/25/2017 - Last weekend, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. After the election, President Dimondstein pledged to work with President Trump and all elected representatives to achieve the APWU’s goals to defend good service, protect good union jobs and preserve our national treasure.
On December 20, 2016, President Dimondstein and APWU Legislative Director Judy Beard had a productive meeting with a representative from then President-Elect Trump’s transition team. They discussed the many facets of the USPS as well as the many urgent issues facing APWU members, their families and communities.
At the beginning of the new year, President Dimondstein wrote a letter to President Trump, to continue the conversation about the fiscal challenges facing the USPS and the importance of a vibrant public Postal Service for all Americans. The letter is reprinted below.
On January 21, APWU members were among the millions across the country who participated in the Women’s March. Check out the photos!
01/23/2017 - The table below indicates the date and corresponding pay period in which locals and state organizations can expect headquarters to deposit the Dues Check Off (DCO) rebate monies via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
Support Services Craft
01/17/2017 - Updates on the current collective bargaining agreement negotiations for the IT/Account Services Group, PAE's Mail Transport Equipment Service Center and Salmon Companies.
01/16/2017 - Click here to watch President Dimondstein's message to APWU members saluting them and the union's many supporters for their work to stop the USPS-Staples deal.
01/15/2017 - On Jan. 16, the APWU will join the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a dedicated champion for the civil rights and labor movements. Dr. King’s actions still resonate in the hearts of labor and civil rights activists today.
The APWU encourages all members and supporters to participate in their local Martin Luther King Day march, volunteer opportunities, and other events. Click here to find an event near you.
01/13/2017 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein was featured on Federal News Radio on Jan. 12, discussing the successful Stop Staples fight and what’s next for the union.
Click here to listen to the interview on Federal Drive, with Tom Temin.
Letter to the Editor of "The Hill" by President Dimondstein
01/10/2017 - Reprint of The Hill Letter to the Editor:
From Mark Dimondstein, President of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Vice President of the AFL-CIO
The hatchet job on the public Postal Service from columnist Brian McNicoll (“Post Office Loses Another $5.1 Billion….” The Hill, Dec. 20, 2016) borders on fake news.
The claim that the USPS lost over $5 billion in the last fiscal year buries the truth...
01/10/2017 - The APWU Communications Department brought home five International Labor Communication Association (ILCA) Awards from a reception held on Dec. 9.