03/28/2018 - The time is now for all current and former permanent-rehabilitation and limited-duty postal employees who were subjected to the USPS National Reassessment Process (NRP) between May 5, 2006 and July 1, 2011 to file a timely claim with the Postal Service to seek monetary damages and other relief. The Postal Service has exhausted all of its administrative appeals in the class action discrimination complaint, McConnell v. USPS.
(This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
The International Civil Rights Center and Museum’s Alston/Jones International Civil and Human Rights Award was given to renowned trade union leader and APWU member William “Bill” Lucy on Feb. 3, in Greensboro, NC. The museum is on the site of the Woolworth Department store where four courageous African-American students “stood up” by sitting down at the segregated lunch counter in 1960, and sparked a sit-in movement for equal rights that spread throughout the south, and beyond. Sixteen national unions and the AFL-CIO joined in supporting the event and honoring Bill Lucy.
03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman
We all know and enjoy our holiday – Labor Day. But did you know that there is another day that honors the workers of the world? It is celebrated on April 28 of each year, and it is Workers Memorial Day. This day honors and remembers those who have suffered from injuries, occupational illnesses and died while on the job. This day is also the day we renew the ﬁght for safe jobs.
During the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil & Human Rights Conference
On Sunday, Jan. 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the AFL-CIO Civil and Human Rights Executive Council Committee with the “At the River I Stand” award, at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Civil and Human Rights Conference, appropriately themed “Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.”
11/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By President Mark Dimondstein
"In Our Unity, Lies Our Strength!” “An Injury to One is an Injury to All!” These are crucial union principles for building a better life for postal, and all, workers.
The corporate rulers know it. They counter our unity and solidarity path with their strategy of “divide and conquer.” As Wall Street strives for maximum profits, there are many fault lines they exploit such as dividing native from foreign born, men from women, white from black, private from public sector, career from non-career and workers here from workers around the world. When they succeed in dividing us – they laugh all the way to the bank!
10/10/2017 - As the first female executive officer in APWU history, Liz Powell was recognized for her consistent support, education and guidance in increasing representation of workers in communities in state and local unions.