01/11/2019 - On January 10, APWU officers and members joined hundreds of furloughed federal government employees, labor leaders, congressional representatives and other allies on the steps of the “House of Labor,” the AFL-CIO, to demand an end to the government shut down and resulting “lockout” of 800,000 federal employees.
03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell
Central Labor Councils (CLCs) and State Federations play an intricate and necessary part in the labor movement’s effort to ensure that policies pertaining to the economy, education, health care and other issues, beneﬁt working families.
During the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil & Human Rights Conference
On Sunday, Jan. 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the AFL-CIO Civil and Human Rights Executive Council Committee with the “At the River I Stand” award, at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Civil and Human Rights Conference, appropriately themed “Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.”
01/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
The APWU was one of 55 unions who participated in the AFL-CIO’s 28th Constitutional Conven- tion in St. Louis, MO, from Oct. 22-25. The convention is held every four years, during which officers are elected and resolutions are passed that guide the largest vol- untary federation of national and international labor unions.
08/14/2007 - In a letter to the union’s Executive Office, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney has commended the APWU for making a solid case for solidarity.
Citing the 2006 APWU National Convention Resolution that encourages affiliation with state and local labor councils, Sweeney wrote that he was pleased with the APWU’s “serious commitment” to the labor federation’s Solidarity Affiliation Campaign.