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APWU Web News Article 37-2019

Together We Can Stamp Out Hunger

05/09/2019 - The APWU National officers are asking members to actively support the 27th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. Each year on the second Saturday in May, Postal workers come together to collect and donate millions of pounds of food for local food banks. Click here for more information.

Taking on Rising Health Care Costs

04/02/2019 - (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Health Plan Director John Marcotte

As I have previously reported, and as all of us unionists see in our paychecks, the cost of health care is spiraling out of control. Recently, ABC News reported on this issue in a story that both reinforced my outrage at drug company profiteering and broke my heart as a parent. I would like to share some of that information.

A Woman For All Seasons

Dedicated to Memory of Eleanor G. Bailey

04/02/2019 - (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor

Dedicated APWU unionist Eleanor G. Bailey passed away on December 12, 2018 at the age of 87. Over the course of her life, Eleanor never stopped fighting and organizing.

Chicago Local President Keith Richardson Honored with ‘Eyes on the Prize’ Award

At the 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

04/02/2019 - This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 


Photo courtesy of ShaDonna Jackson, AFL-CIO

Chicago Local President Keith Richardson was honored with the “Eyes on the Prize” Award at the 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference on Jan. 20.

From the Field

04/02/2019 - This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Below are quotes from various APWU local and state publications throughout the country. All the publications listed are part of the Postal Press Association.

APWU Web News Article 15-2019

Honoring Women’s History

The National Executive Board Adopt Proclamation to Honor the Women of the APWU

02/19/2019 - On Feb. 15, 2019, the APWU National Executive Board adopted a proclamation honoring women of the APWU throughout March, in celebration of Women's History Month.

The proclamation read:

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