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APWU Web News Article 63-2017

Postal Unions Prevail!

Arbitrator Das Solidifies Administrative Leave for Caucus Voting

06/22/2017 - On June 21, Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a national award in the arbitration between the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), with APWU and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) as intervenors. In Case No. Q11N-4Q-C 16398841, the postal unions united and together prevailed. “This Postal Alliance victory demonstrates that when we come together to protect and enforce the rights of our bargaining-unit workers, we can be more successful,” said President Dimondstein. 


Some Thoughts on the 2016 Election and Beyond

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

I want to commend all the members who engaged in the political process of the 2016 election season, those who registered voters, knocked on doors, phone banked, distributed materials, worked the polls and helped get out the vote. 

Participating in the fight against the pharmaceutical industry’s greedy price gouging,
President Dimondstein was a speaker at a rally organized by
the Physicians for a National Health Program, on Nov. 18. 
He is pictured at the rally with
Director of Industrial Relations Vance Zimmerman.

APWU Web News Article 223-2016

Vote for Hillary on Nov. 8

10/07/2016 - Information on this page should not be downloaded, posted or sent to others using U.S. Postal Service equipment, nor should it be read, downloaded, posted or sent to others while on the clock or while on USPS property because it involves partisan election-related activity. In accordance with the Hatch Act, postal and federal employees are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while on the clock or on postal or federal property.

The APWU is challenging the restrictions on postal workers’ use of social media for political activity, but employees should adhere to these guidelines in the meantime.

APWU Web News Article 220-2016

Help Get Out the Vote!

10/05/2016 -


Working people win when we turn out to vote in large numbers. The Nov. 8 election will not only determine the next president, it will determine the makeup of Congress, as well as state and local offices. In many places, the election will decide the outcome of ballot questions that directly affect the labor movement, such as minimum wage laws and anti-union “right-to–work” laws.  

Please help get out the vote. You can volunteer in a variety of ways:

Click here for more news on the 2016 Election.

Convention Endorses Hillary Clinton

09/15/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

Delegates to the APWU 2016 national convention, representing a broad cross-section of the union’s membership, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Hillary Clinton for president and to “support her in every possible way.”

Following the endorsement vote, Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard read a letter from Clinton, where she expressed explicit support for postal workers and our goals, fully embracing the postal provisions in the Democratic Party Platform.

Get Energized to Vote in November!

09/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The election this November is about much more than who will occupy the Oval Office. When we cast our ballots on Nov. 8, from president on down to local council races, we have the opportunity to determine America’s future, to chart our collective course. This year, I am encouraged by a number of planks in the Democratic Party platform.