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APWU News Bulletins

APWU News Bulletin

Ron Sargent Out as Staples CEO

Departure ‘An Opportunity,’ APWU Says

06/03/2016 - The APWU welcomed the news that Ron Sargent will step down as Staples’ CEO at the company’s annual meeting on June 14.  

The decision follows Staples’ failed attempt to merge with Office Depot, a strategy Sargent championed. “The company was weakened by the failure and it ended Sargent’s tenure,” President Mark Dimondstein said.

NSB 08-2016 (1.32 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

Union Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

04/14/2016 -


On opening day, union members wore stickers in a show of solidarity.
Shown here: Central Florida Area Local.

On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting the union’s economic package and proposals to eliminate multiple tiers within the workforce.  

NSB 07-2016 (1.53 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

PRC Ruling Undermines Postal Service

2-Cent Postage Cut is ‘Bad News’

04/14/2016 - A ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates from 49 to 47 cents will “disrupt service and undermine a great national treasure,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The decision is bad news for customers, workers and the Postal Service,” he said.

NSB 06-2016 (1.23 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

Contract Arbitration Gets Underway

‘Postal Workers Earn the Right To Be Justly Compensated For Our Service, Hard Work’

02/23/2016 -


President Dimondstein presents the union’s case on Feb. 17. 

On the opening day of arbitration for a new contract, APWU President Mark Dimondstein stated the union’s case in an impassioned presentation to the board of arbitrators. The interests of the 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU are contained in the preamble of the union’s Constitution, he said: “We believe all members of labor have the right to economic, political and social justice.” 

NSB 04-2016 (2.71 MB)

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