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.
09/26/2017 - The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) had their 19th Biennial Convention in Detroit, Michigan from Sept. 6-9. Over 400 union delegates from across the country attended, representing 27 national unions. CLUW is a national women’s organization within the labor movement. Its goals are to empower women in the workplace, advance women in their unions and promote policies that support women and working families.
(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
Protesting Health Care Bill
Members of the Portland Oregon Area Local attended a rally protesting Republican health care legislation on July 6. At rallies all over the country, people protested against the drastic bill that would leave millions uninsured with the slogan, “Kill the bill, don’t kill us.”
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!
01/15/2017 - On Jan. 16, the APWU will join the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a dedicated champion for the civil rights and labor movements. Dr. King’s actions still resonate in the hearts of labor and civil rights activists today.
The APWU encourages all members and supporters to participate in their local Martin Luther King Day march, volunteer opportunities, and other events. Click here to find an event near you.
New Rule Implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act Sets Employment Goals for Federal Agencies
01/06/2017 - The Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits federal agencies, including the United States Postal Service from discriminating against job applicants and employees based o
Dozens of APWU officers and staffers joined thousands of labor, civil rights, environmental and political reform groups at the Capitol on April 17 and 18 to participate in the Democracy Awakening. The event was the culmination of more than a week of rallies, teach-ins and non-violent protests calling on the government to expand voting rights and get money out of politics.