02/27/2015 - On Feb. 1, for the first time in 35 years, the United Steel Workers Union (USW) announced work stoppages at oil refineries in five states to protest hazardous conditions facing workers and residents who live in nearby communities.
02/26/2015 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein has presented his first update for union members on the status of contract negotiations. The bargaining report is available to APWU members only.
02/26/2015 - Republicans in Wisconsin are attempting to rush so-called “Right to Work” legislation through the state Senate. Just days ago, Governor Scott Walker stated he would sign such legislation if it reaches his desk, a stark reversal from his campaign promise not to support right to work legislation – a move Politifact calls a full Flip-Flop.
02/23/2015 - As contract negotiations got underway, APWU members across the country displayed union solidarity.
USPS Should Nix Mail Delays, Say Reps
02/23/2015 - The bipartisan coalition of lawmakers saying “No” to delayed mail is growing by the day. Since the end of January, 46 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of House Resolution 54 (H.Res.54). The resolution, introduced by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), calls on the Postal Service to “take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012."
Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert
02/20/2015 - Members of the Alliance visited over 120 Members of Congress and staff in their home states this week during the Presidents Day recess.
“Under the new 114th Congress, retirees issues are once again under attack from many directions including proposed trade agreements, Social Security and Medicare,” said Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. “I applaud all of the Alliance members who are taking their concerns directly to their Representatives.”
Contract Negotiations Begin
02/19/2015 - Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service got underway on Feb. 19 with a dramatic break with tradition. Joining the APWU at the opening session were actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who made brief remarks following a statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein. National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando joined APWU negotiators at the bargaining table as well.
Actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined APWU President Mark Dimondstein in a pre-negotiation press conference at the Regency Hyatt on Capitol Hill.
02/19/2015 - The APWU held a pre-negotiations rally on Feb. 18, featuring actor-activist Danny Glover.
Over a hundred labor union members, leaders and activists participated in a spirited rally on the eve of APWU contract negotiations at the AFL-CIO headquarters on Feb. 18.