07/20/2018 - Jim DeMauro has been appointed Atlanta Region Clerk National Business Agent (A).
On July 16, a leading group of Congressional representatives took action to help combat a proposal to privatize the Postal Service. The proposal, put forward by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget in their report Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, would “restructure the U.S. Postal Service” and “prepare it for future conversion from a government agency into a privately-held corporation.”
CALL 1-844-402-1001 and urge your member of Congress to sign on!
On July 9, in response to the White House’s recent plan to privatize the USPS, Wilmington DE/Malcolm T Smith Area Local hit the pavement to spread the word that the fight is on to save the people’s post office.
07/05/2018 - The Research & Education Department sponsor's the APWU’s 16th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their local and state organizations. Recently, they have added two additional workshops to the 2018 pre-convention training!
1. New APWU SEARCH Interface Training - Arbitration Advocates should attend this training. The new webbased database is designed to be used by arbitration advocates to simplify searches for arbitration awards and decisions. The company that maintains APWU SEARCH database has developed this new design to enable the system to function more efficiently. The training will include how the new interface works, how to conduct searches using the multiple-tab feature, and methods to narrow searches. (10 am-1 pm)
2. “The APWU Health Plan" as an Organizing Tool - Teaches techniques and strategies for signing up non-members utilizing the APWU Health Plan and other benefit programs that are reserved for members. Explores ways to get members, who have quit, to rejoin the union. (10 am-1 pm)
Watch Pres. Dimondstein Make the Case:
07/04/2018 - Watch President Dimondstein explain why Trump shouldn't privatize the Post Office on Fox Business
07/02/2018 - American Postal Workers Union members from coast-to-coast say why they are FIRED UP AND READY TO GO for the 2018 Contract Negotiations!
Director Idowu Balogun, Assistant Director Jimmie Waldon and NBA Hector Baez
President Dimondstein has announced in accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Idowu Balogun has assumed the position of the Maintenance Division Director.
Western Region Maintenance NBA Jimmie Waldon was appointed by Brother Balogun with unanimous consent of the Maintenance Council to fill the position of “A,” effective July 16, 2018.
Hector Baez was appointed by Brother Balogun to serve as Western Region Maintenance Division National Business Agent “A” which is located in Mesa, Arizona, effective July 16, 2018.
Watch and Listen:
07/01/2018 - Watch President Dimondstein's strong remarks to lead off opening day of contract talks.
06/30/2018 - The American Postal Workers Union began negotiations for a new union contract with the U.S. Postal Service with an opening session on June 26th.
06/26/2018 - Members of the American Postal Workers Union got fired up for the opening of collective bargaining with a raucous rally on the evening before negotiations began, promising intense member engagement across the country.