03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
From time-to-time, the American Postal Worker interviews union leaders to learn why they got involved in the American Postal Workers Union. In this issue, we talk with Quanisha Mcneal, a 25-year-old member of the New York Metro Area Local. She started working at the post office in November 2014 as a clerk, and was appointed last year to be a part of the Young Workers Committee. As a Postal Support Employee (PSE) her experience represents over a quarter of the employees the APWU represents.
02/13/2017 - The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union has been sent to the printer and is available as a pdf. Hard copies of the CBA are available for purchase on the APWU store. The pdf is available under “Resources."
(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The newly formed National Young Members Committee had their first meeting on Nov. 5, 2016. Its creation is a result of the resolution passed at the 23rd National Convention. It called for a committee comprised of one young member and one alternate from each of the union’s five regions. President Dimondstein appointed ten members the Regional Coordinators recommended to serve a 14-month term from Nov. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017.
(This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
From time-to-time, the American Postal Worker interviews union leaders to help inspire others to get involved. In this issue, we talk with Braden Pelky, who started working at the Postal Service as a Part-Time Flexible (PTF) in 2005, at 20-years-old. He is currently serving his second term as president of the Eugene Area Local and is president of the Oregon Postal Workers Union. We wanted to hear his perspective on being a young union leader.
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.
09/15/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
A young, energized, fighting spirit has gripped the APWU. And to build on the momentum, delegates to the union’s 23rd National Convention overwhelmingly approved a resolution to create a National Young Members Committee.
08/25/2016 - It’s a sign of the times: An energized, fighting spirit has gripped the APWU. To build on the momentum and secure a vibrant future for the union, convention delegates overwhelmingly approved a resolution to create a National Young Members’ Committee.
At a workshop on Empowering Young Workers, Robin Robertson asked the question on everyone’s mind: How do we attract more young workers to the union cause? At 38, the secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis Gateway Area Local is the youngest activist in her local.