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STAND TOGETHER

Wear Your Sticker on June 26

06/14/2018 - June 26 is a big day for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and our families.  It’s the opening day of contract negotiations for our new collective bargaining agreement. June 26 is a day to stand up, speak out and show pride in our union and solidarity with our bargaining team.            

Let’s all wear our stickers, showing we are “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.”

 

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Tell the PMG!

06/04/2018 - Have you ever wanted to tell the Postmaster General a thing or two? Now you can. 

​ ​The APWU Contract Campaign is asking members to submit short videos to the union telling the story of the work you and other union members perform daily serving the publicand why you need a new – and fair contract! Tell your story on an APWU video and your APWU bargaining team will carry your message on to the bargaining table.>> Click here for the video submission form <<

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Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local CAT Commemorates 1970 Postal Strike

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 


NCSMAL members (L-R) Julio Mercedes, Derrick Williams, Gary Ledford
and James Higginbotham

The Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local’s (NCSMAL) CAT coordinated a commemorative day of action on March 19 for the 1970 Great Postal Strike. For the day, participating members wore 2018 Contract Campaign or other APWU gear.

Say 'No' to the Latest USPS Survey

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman 

Are you engaged?” Those are the words the Postal Service is using to get you to take their newest survey. The 2016 Postal Pulse survey showed the USPS what we already knew: Your work environment is not good; your supervisors treat you poorly and morale is low.

What Role Do You Play as a Union Member?

05/01/2018 -


Speak to your local leaders or Contract Action Team
to join in our Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow organizing campaign!

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Organization Director Anna Smith 

Every union member has a part to play in strengthening the APWU, not just officers and stewards. There is so much more to being a member than just paying dues. Consider for a moment what role you can play as a union member. You can assist with union activities and participate in them at every level of the APWU. There is a role for each of us – if you’re not sure where to start, some things to consider might be:

There's More to Being a Member than Just Paying Dues

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Northeast Region Coordinator John Dirzius 

As I proudly travel the Northeast Region and speak with workers, I always ask if there are any new members, newly hired Postal Support Employees (PSEs) or recently converted PSEs. I ask those questions knowing that 25 percent of postal workers have been hired since 2011 and over 54 percent are eligible to retire.

Fighting Back with Street Parties

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

By Clerk Craft Directors 

Understaffing is the main reason service to our communities is decreasing and stress on the job is increasing. It is the reason the mail is delayed, the lines are long and overall service is deteriorating. Understaffing is the cause of most of the violations regarding supervisors doing craft work, crossing crafts, overtime, holiday scheduling, leave requests, staffing on the machines, etc.

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Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

04/30/2018 -


Members of the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. L-R: Yared Wonde, Dallas Area Local; Tiffany Foster, New York Metro Area Postal Union; Daleo Freeman, Cleveland Area Local; Robert Johnson, Greater Connecticut Area Local; Fred Wolfmeyer, St. Louis Gateway District Area Local; Scott Hoffman, Boston Metro Area Local; Doris Orr-Richardson, Florida Postal Workers Union; Arrion Brown, Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Area Local; Roscoe Woods, 480-481 Area Local; Ashley Cargill, Oklahoma Postal Workers Union; Sandra Munoz, Broward County Area Local (FL); Arthur “A.J.” Jones, Eastern Montgomery County PA Area Local. Not pictured are Aulby Gillett, San Angelo Local (TX), and Timothy Maynard, San Fernando Valley Area Local (CA)

Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demandsand must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote. 

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