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APWU Web News Article 242-2016

2016 Convention Transcript Now Available

11/17/2016 -

An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 23rd Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on www.apwu.org. The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU.

The 1,538-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place Aug. 22-25 in Orlando.

Union members can click here to log in and view or download the convention proceedings. The document can also be accessed from the Secretary-Treasurer’s pages.

Ask Me About A Grand Alliance!

11/01/2016 -


Courtney Jenkins and Sherry McKnight (Baltimore Local), Nora Taggart and Kevin Walsh (New York Local).

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

President Mark Dimondstein reported to delegates in his State of the Union speech at the union’s National Convention in August that A Grand Alliance “is now a reality and consists of more than 140 organizations, including 80 national labor, faith-based, community, environmental and civil rights organizations…

Campaign for Postal Banking

Postal Banking Hits Responsive Chord

11/01/2016 -


Mehrsa Baradaran

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)  

Delegates to the APWU convention in August responded enthusiastically to the possibilities that postal banking holds, both for strengthening our public Postal Service and for providing affordable, accessible financial services for consumers.  

APWU Web News Article 229-2016

Activists Appointed to Young Members Committee

10/18/2016 -


Empowering Young Workers was a theme throughout the National Convention in August. Shown here are young members at a pre-convention workshop. 

President Mark Dimondstein appointed the union’s first National Young Members Committee on Oct. 13, naming one member and one alternate between the ages of 18 and 35 from each of the APWU’s five regions. 

 

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.

23rd National Convention

'A New Spirit of Activism'

09/14/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

Twenty-one hundred APWU members departed from the union’s 23rd National Convention in August uplifted, united and ready for the battles ahead.  

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