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APWU Web News Article 52-2018

San Antonio's David Rodriguez

After Over 60 Dutiful Years, He’s Retiring at 89

06/01/2018 -


David Celebrating 67 Years of Federal Service on May 31.

When David Rodriguez first began at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1958, employees would show up and have to wait until work was available, resulting in 12- to 15-hour days with minimal pay. Not until 1963, with President Kennedy’s executive order, did federal employees have the right to even limited collective bargaining.

Members in Action

09/01/2017 -


From L-R: President Joe Cogan, Vice-President Bill Martin,
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Legislative & Political Director Daniel
Cortez and Director of Associate Offices Verna Mathews.

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Protesting Health Care Bill 

Members of the Portland Oregon Area Local attended a rally protesting Republican health care legislation on July 6. At rallies all over the country, people protested against the drastic bill that would leave millions uninsured with the slogan, “Kill the bill, don’t kill us.” 

APWU News Bulletin

Gearing Up for the 2018 Contract Campaign

08/21/2017 - The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign.  


Members of the Central Arkansas Area Local rocked union gear during the 2015 Contract Campaign

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), also known as a union contract, between the APWU and the USPS expires on Sept. 20, 2018 – just a little over one year from now. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment. 

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APWU Web News Article 26-201

APWU Members Join UAW’s ‘March on Mississippi’

03/09/2017 -


Over two dozen APWU members came from 
multiple states to support the Nissan workers efforts to organize. 

APWU members stood in solidarity at the “March on Mississippi” with Nissan workers attempting to organize a union and join the United Auto Workers (UAW).

Over five thousand union brothers and sisters protested near the Nissan plant in Canton, MS, in support of the plant’s workers fighting to organize the notoriously anti-union plant. After the rally, workers marched two miles to the plant. They delivered a letter to Nissan demanding the right to vote for union representation and for a contract to address wages, require safer working conditions and improve job security – free of fear or intimidation.