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Young Workers

Q & A with Quanisha Mcneal

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.

APWU Web News Article 03-2017

APWU Goals for the Upcoming Year

President Dimondstein's installation speech

01/09/2017 - President Dimondstein spoke about the recent victories and future challenges for the American Postal Workers Union during his address at the installation of officers on Nov. 5, 2016. 

  • Click here to watch his full speech
  • Click here to watch a highlight video about the successes of the last three years and the goals for the upcoming term. 

Young Workers

First Meeting of Young Members Committee

01/01/2017 -


The National Young Members Committee with National Officers.  (L-R) (front row) Courtney Jenkins, Sabrina Larsen, Ephrem De Hoyos, Quanisha Mcneal, Joshua Gray  (back row) Zach DeRuyter, Matt Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, President Mark Dimondstein, Vice President Debby Szeredy, Courtney Agee, John Santos and Stephanie McGhee.

(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.

Young Workers

Q&A with Braden Pelky

11/01/2016 -


Braden Pelky at the 2014 National Convention, presenting the report of the Labor-Management Committee.

(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.

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. 

 

APWU Web News Article 183-2016

Empowering Young Workers

08/23/2016 -


Courtney Jenkins, standing, co-chaired the workshop

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.

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