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A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

Pro-Privatization Groups Continue Attacks on Public Postal Service

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Like clockwork, when USPS finances are announced each quarter headline after headline claim the Postal Service is irrelevant, in financial trouble or a monopoly that needs breaking up. These critics compare the USPS financial situation to the sinking of the Titanic. They say the USPS should remember its core mission is to deliver the mail, not expand services. They also say the USPS needs business-savvy leaders on its Board of Governors.

APWU Web News Article 05-2016

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 03-2017

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 243-2016

In Stinging Rebuke, NLRB Rules USPS-Staples Deal Violated Federal Law

Dimondstein Calls Upon the USPS to “Do the Right Thing! End the Staples Deal Now.”

11/17/2016 - On Nov. 8, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas ruled to uphold all of the charges leveled at the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Staples Approved Shipper program. The APWU initially filed the complaint on Nov. 13, 2014.

The judge ruled the Staples deal was subcontracting within the meaning of Article 32 of the APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The ruling stated USPS illegally and intentionally ignored its legal obligation under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to bargain with the APWU over the Staples deal and its effects on members of the union...

23rd National Convention

'A New Spirit of Activism'

09/14/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

Twenty-one hundred APWU members departed from the union’s 23rd National Convention in August uplifted, united and ready for the battles ahead.  

APWU Web News Article 137-2016

Democratic Party Platform: Preserve a Public Postal Service

APWU President Urged Panel to Adopt Postal Planks

07/05/2016 - The Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee has endorsed the public Postal Service and approved measures that were advocated by the APWU.

In a draft of the party’s platform, released on July 1, the committee recommended nearly all the postal planks outlined by President Mark Dimondstein in a presentation to the committee on June 9.

APWU Web News Article 120-2016

At DNC Platform Committee, Dimondstein Offers Spirited Defense of Public Postal Service

Urges Adoption of Postal Planks, Worker Policies

06/10/2016 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein addressed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Platform Committee on June 9, where he gave an impassioned defense of the public Postal Service and urged the committee to adopt specific pro-postal and pro-worker planks.

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