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APWU Web News Article 115-2016

APWU Joins Allies to ‘Take On Wall Street’

05/26/2016 -

Sen. Warren at the Take On Wall Street launch

The nation’s 25 highest-earning hedge-fund managers earned $12.94 billion in 2015 – more than all the kindergarten teachers in the country combined. 

And eight years after our economy crashed and teachers, nurses, firefighters and postal workers rescued Wall Street, 63 percent of working people still don’t have enough money saved to cover an unexpected $500 car repair. But Jamie Dimond, the CEO of bailed-out Chase Bank, got a $7 million raise last year.

These startling discrepancies were the impetus for a campaign to Take On Wall Street.

APWU Web News Article 110-2016

More Headaches for Staples

Dimondstein Testifies as Hearing Resumes

05/18/2016 -

Protesting in front of Staples headquarters

The National Labor Relations Board hearing on the APWU’s challenge to the dirty deal between Staples and the U.S. Postal Service resumed in Washington, DC, on May 18, with union President Mark Dimondstein testifying.

Coincidentally, Staples’ poor financial results for the first quarter of 2016 were announced on Wednesday as well. Same-store sales declined 3 percent and foot traffic and the average order size were both down 2 percent.

Just to make sure Staples executives know that the APWU is intent on blocking their attempt to take over postal retail operations, activists greeted them with a spirited protest when they arrived for work at the company’s headquarters near Boston in the morning.

APWU Web News Article 107-2016

Voting Rights:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

05/18/2016 -  

In the midst of the hotly-contested 2016 election, voter suppression is an urgent concern.

At a panel discussion sponsored by the National Press Club on May 13, APWU President Mark Dimondstein championed voting by mail, which would give more Americans access to the ballot box.