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APWU Web News Article 8-2017

Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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. 

APWU Web News Article 01-2017

We Won!!

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

01/13/2017 -


An East Point, GA, protest.

JAN 5, 2017 - Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! 

“I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “I never doubted that if we stayed the course, stuck together and kept the activist pressure on, we would win this fight.”

APWU Web News Article 8-2016

The Real Story about the USPS's finance

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...

APWU Web News Article 04-2017

APWU Goals for the Upcoming Year

President Dimondstein's installation speech

01/09/2017 - President Dimondstein spoke about the recent victories and future challenges for the American Postal Workers Union during his address at the installation of officers on Nov. 5, 2016. 

  • Click here to watch his full speech
  • Click here to watch a highlight video about the successes of the last three years and the goals for the upcoming term. 
APWU Web News Article 02-2017

EEOC Issues Regulations on Federal Government’s Obligation to Engage in Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities

New Rule Implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act Sets Employment Goals for Federal Agencies

01/06/2017 -     The Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits federal agencies, including the United States Postal Service from discriminating against job applicants and employees based o

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Big win for postal workers who waged a three-year campaign against Staples/USPS partnership that included a boycott, rallies, legal battles, outreach to customers and a successful effort to block the Staples/Office Depot merger

After Years of Protest and Boycott by APWU and Allies – The Deal Between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to Sell Postal Services Ends

American Postal Workers Union Calls Off Staples Boycott

01/05/2017 - The U.S. Postal Service announced in a letter to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended. Staples will be removing all signage and will discontinue postal services at the national retailer’s roughly 500 U.S. locations that handle postal services by the first week of March 2017. In response, APWU is calling off the boycott of Staples effective immediately and will notify its many supporters and allies.

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