07/21/2017 - On July 19, the House Budget Committee advanced its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution. As anticipated, the 2018 House Budget is in the same mold as the White House budget – it punishes workers and the working-class, while giving big payouts to the rich.
On June 13, APWU members received the 2017 Jobs With Justice Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award for the victorious Stop Staples campaign. The award honored the memberships’ successful efforts to save good union jobs and fight back against efforts to privatize retail postal services.
On June 11, California Postal Workers Union President Mike Evans attended a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) event with Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and special guest Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress.
On behalf of the American Postal Workers Union, President Evans accepted a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the APWU’s outstanding legislative efforts from Representative Chu. During the event, Congresswoman Pelosi also addressed key postal legislative issues with President Evans, including amendments APWU raised on H.R. 756. Congresswoman Chu represents California's 27th Congressional District and serves on the powerful House Ways & Means Committee.
05/22/2017 - APWU members from the Portland (Maine) Area Local stood in solidarity with striking CWA sisters and brothers at multiple AT&T picket lines throughout southern Maine.
May Day, the annual holiday recognizing the international working class, will be celebrated around the world on May 1.
This year hundreds of thousands are expected to participate in demonstrations, strikes, and shows of solidarity. Coast to coast, workers and allies will join together and fight for respect, dignity, equal rights, and opportunity for working people of all backgrounds – whether they be immigrants, coal and steel workers, services employees or day laborers.
APWU encourages all members to take part in this historic day, and bring attention to workers’ issues at home and across the world!
03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez
I’m not referring to New Year’s resolutions many of us already broke. I refer to what promises to be an interesting year.
On Feb. 16, New Hampshire members of Congress voted 200-177 to kill a controversial, misnamed “Right-to-Work” bill, and to bar its reconsideration from the next legislative session.
03/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
"Our democracy is under siege,” declares the website of the Democracy Initiative. The group is dedicated to ending the unprecedented influence of big money in politics and increasing voter participation. “Our fundamental democratic value of ‘one person, one vote’ is under attack by a barrage of aggressive attempts to restrict access to the ballot box and undermine voting rights,” it says.
01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
“ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is not a lobby or a front group. It is much more powerful than that,” writes ALEC Exposed.
03/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
“Mental health, not corporate wealth!”
That’s the plea of 2,600 National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) mental health employees at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California, who went on strike Jan. 12-19, protesting inadequate staffing conditions that lead to subpar patient care.