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APWU Web News Article 102-2015

Fired Up and Ready to Go!

Day of Action Kicked Off with Gusto

05/15/2015 -

“Are you fired up? Are you ready to go?”

That’s the question APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell asked dozens of supporters who kicked off the May 14 National Day of Action in front of the post office on 14th and L Streets in Washington, DC – just one week before the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires.

Click here for photos of locals in action. Click here to see media coverage.

Press Release

Actor-Activist Danny Glover, Supporters To Join Postal Workers To Protest Slowdown of U.S. Mail TODAY May 14, 10 a.m., Downtown D.C.

New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Renews Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and Other New Services

05/14/2015 - WASHINGTON – Members of the American Postal Workers Union will gather at the U.S Post Office located at 14th and L Streets N.W. on May 14.  The event is part of a National Day of Action by APWU members and supporters across the country to demand improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs. Protests are planned in 85 cities across 42 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday.

Actor Danny Glover, the son of postal workers, will join American Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein at the Washington event, make brief remarks, and, along with other supporters, hand out material to postal customers.

Who: Actor Danny Glover, APWU President Mark Dimondstein,                             

APWU members and community supporters

What: Protest USPS cutbacks and delays in mail service

Where: 14th and L Streets N.W., Washington, DC 20005

When: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 14

APWU Web News Article 101-2015

More Than 120 Events Scheduled!

Support for May 14 National Day of Action Gains Momentum

05/13/2015 -

With just a week left until the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires, APWU members are fired up and ready to go for the National Day of Action on May 14. More than 120 events are scheduled across 42 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.”

To help spread the word, APWU created a Facebook National Day of Action event. Click here to invite friends, family and colleagues. Be sure to use the hashtag #0514Action when posting!

APWU Web News Article 100-2015

May 14 National Day of Action

Everybody's Doing It! Are You?

05/11/2015 -

Across the country, union activists are promoting the National Day of Action on May 14 and getting postcards signed that say, “I Stand with Postal Workers.”

In Washington, DC, APWU officers distributed flyers and got postcards signed outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Post Office at 14th and L Streets in Washington, DC, on Monday, May 11.

APWU Web News Article 095-2015

100 Events Scheduled!

APWU Members Fired Up for National Day of Action, May 14

05/08/2015 - APWU members across the country are fired up for the National Day of Action on May 14, just one week before the Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire.


APWU President Mark Dimondstein gets a postcard signed 
outside a post office in Washington, DC. Click here for more.

More than 100 locals scheduled events at postal facilities in 85 cities across 33 states and Puerto Rico, organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.”  Actions range from rallies to press conferences to getting postcards signed outside post offices.

Click here to find an event near you.

To help spread the word, APWU created a Facebook National Day of Action event. Click here to invite friends, family and colleagues. Be sure to use the hashtag #0514Action when posting!

APWU Web News Article 097-2015

Gearing Up for the Day of Action

Washington State Members Get Postcards Signed

05/08/2015 -

Members of the Washington American Postal Workers Union took a break from a state conference to distribute “I Stand with Postal Workers” postcards outside the Wenatchee Post Office on May 7.

Many customers filled out the postcards on the spot and some asked for more to give to friends.

Jack Talcott, president of the Inland Empire Area Local, said that the responses he received were “very positive.”

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