05/10/2018 - “Such changes would mean thousands of dollars taken out of active workers’ paychecks and thousands more in reduced benefits for retirees,” said APWU Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. Taken together, the proposals outlined by OPM would take a staggering $144 billion out of the pockets of dedicated civil servants over the next ten years.
05/04/2018 - The APWU National officers are asking members to actively support the 26th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12.
05/02/2018 - Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demands and must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote.
The Rebellion Continues…
05/02/2018 - “We have classrooms where students sit on counter tops because there aren’t enough desks or seats in the room.”
04/30/2018 - International Workers’ Day is May 1! Better known as May Day, it is an annual holiday commemorating the universal struggle of all working people. It is a day for all workers around the globe to stand together in solidarity and fight for respect, dignity, rights, and opportunities for working people of all backgrounds.
This year, thousands are expected to participate in demonstrations, strikes, parades and other actions across the country. The APWU encourages all members to take part in this historic day and bring attention to workers’ issues at home and across the world!
Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace.
The Post Office is a dangerous place to work. In Fiscal Year 2017 alone, 12 postal employees died on the job and 42,594 injury claims were approved.
This Workers Memorial Day, we call for an end to the unnecessary injuries and deaths of our brothers and sisters. We push for action by – and increased protections for – all workers. Report safety hazards in the workplace and let’s hold management accountable to fix them.
04/23/2018 - Teachers and public service workers in Oklahoma, inspired by their colleagues in West Virginia, went on strike on April 2 to take a stand for themselves and their students.
APWU Oklahoma Postal Worker Union (OPWU) members joined the strikers outside the State Capitol in Oklahoma City on April 10.
President Dimondstein talks to Ed Schultz about the executive order to form a task force to study the United States Postal Service and its finances.
04/13/2018 - President Trump has issued an Executive Order to form a “task force” to evaluate the finances of the United States Postal Service. Such evaluation will include pricing, policies and the costs of the workforce... “The APWU looks forward to working with anyone truly interested in maintaining a vibrant public Postal Service for generations to come. If given the opportunity to meet with the task force, we will forthrightly tell the truth, share our views and promote the protection of the rights and benefits of postal employees,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
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