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Catching Up with APWU Young Leaders

11/01/2017 -

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

At the All-Craft Conference, the American Postal Worker sat down and spoke with a few young APWU leaders about why they decided to get involved in their local. Many shared the same sentiment – they saw things on the workroom floor they did not like and decided to take action.

A Growing Workplace Danger

11/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman 

In 2001, Anthrax-laden letters were sent through the mail sickening 22 Americans, including nine postal workers. Five died, including two APWU brothers – Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris – at the Brentwood Mail Processing Center in Washington, D.C., that would later be named in their honor.

Communication Is the Key

11/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the Nov-Dec 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

In most local unions, the primary means of communicating with the membership is at the general union meeting. However, if this is the only way to communicate with members, the local will not be very successful getting their message out to the members.

APWU News Bulletin

2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

10/30/2017 - After the 2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest was announced in the middle of August, slogans came pouring into headquarters with over 1,500 members taking action. Concern for the future, unity, respect and support for the union’s general bargaining goals were recurring themes. By the deadline, more than 2,500 entries were received, with some members entering multiple suggestions. 

Around 1,300 All-Craft Conference (ACC) attendees got a chance to cast a ballot for their favorite pick of the five “finalist” slogans – determined by the National Executive Board. President Dimondstein is pleased to announce the winning slogan is “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” It was submitted by Alfonso McFarlin, Jr., a member of the Houston Area Local Retiree Chapter.

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APWU Web News Article 103-2017

No Pay or Benefit Cuts for Postal Employees in Federal Budget

10/27/2017 - On Thursday, Oct. 26, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Senate’s budget resolution. With both chambers in agreement, there is now a budget which lays out limits for 2018 federal government spending...

“While the APWU successfully defeated attacks on postal worker pay and retirement benefits make no mistake, this is not a good budget,” said President Dimondstein. 

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