07/21/2017 - On July 19, the House Budget Committee advanced its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution. As anticipated, the 2018 House Budget is in the same mold as the White House budget – it punishes workers and the working-class, while giving big payouts to the rich.
07/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
By President Mark Dimondstein
The Three Musketeers must have belonged to the “Musketeers Union” with their rallying cry “All for one and one for all!” That captures the essence of union solidarity.
So does the recent APWU-led informational picket in Barre, Vermont.
A Grand Alliance to Save Our 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.
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...
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.
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
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.
A National Perspective
08/24/2016 - APWU delegates held a spirited rally protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the second day of the union’s National Convention.
08/23/2016 - In a rousing speech to convention delegates, President Mark Dimondstein outlined the challenges and possibilities facing APWU members.
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