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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)
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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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Contract Update

12/10/2015 - Our fight for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has moved to a new phase, APWU President Mark Dimondstein reports.

“We are taking the preliminary steps necessary to proceed to arbitration,” he said. The first step is to select a three-member arbitration panel, which will be comprised of a union-appointed advocate, a management-appointed advocate and a neutral arbitrator agreed upon by both parties.

NSB 15-2015 (1.03 MB)
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A Major Milestone Reached

PSE Conversions Top 25,000!

12/10/2015 - The APWU reached a major milestone in November: More than 25,000 Postal Support Employees (PSEs) – including some from every craft – have been converted to career over the last two years.

“This is a life-changing event for the workers who were converted and their families,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “It means more stability and greater financial security. It’s an outstanding example of the union at work.

NSB 15-2015 (1.03 MB)
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Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

11/11/2015 - The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. “Politics as usual has not worked,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “Enough is enough!” The endorsement follows Sanders’ rousing speech before 2,000 activists at the union’s All-Craft Conference in late October.

“We should judge candidates not by their political party, not by what they say, not by what we think they stand for, but by what they do,” Dimondstein said.

“Applying that criteria, Sen. Bernie Sanders stands above all others as a true champion of postal workers and other workers throughout the country,” he said. 

NSB 14-2015 (54.63 KB)
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Union, Management Agree to Extend 50-Mile Limit on Excessing

10/07/2015 - The APWU and USPS agreed to extend the 50-mile limit on excessing in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated Sept. 28, signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and the USPS Vice President for Labor Relations. The original MOU, Minimizing Excessing, which was slated to expire with the 2010 contract, is extended until May 20, 2018, or for the term of the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, whichever is later.

“Excessing beyond 50 miles is devastating to our members and their families,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “In the past, union members were frequently reassigned to facilities hundreds of miles from their homes. This MOU will prevent that. I consider it a significant accomplishment for APWU members in every craft.”

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