On June 13, APWU members received the 2017 Jobs With Justice Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award for the victorious Stop Staples campaign. The award honored the memberships’ successful efforts to save good union jobs and fight back against efforts to privatize retail postal services.
On June 11, California Postal Workers Union President Mike Evans attended a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) event with Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and special guest Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress.
On behalf of the American Postal Workers Union, President Evans accepted a Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the APWU’s outstanding legislative efforts from Representative Chu. During the event, Congresswoman Pelosi also addressed key postal legislative issues with President Evans, including amendments APWU raised on H.R. 756. Congresswoman Chu represents California's 27th Congressional District and serves on the powerful House Ways & Means Committee.
05/22/2017 - APWU members from the Portland (Maine) Area Local stood in solidarity with striking CWA sisters and brothers at multiple AT&T picket lines throughout southern Maine.
05/02/2017 - President Dimondstein is urging APWU members to actively support the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive on Saturday, May 13.
On Jan. 28, the APWU and community volunteers joined the Veterans Administration (VA) to give help and hope to veterans at the 23rd annual Winterhaven Stand Down. This was the 13th consecutive year that APWU officers and staff participated in the event – providing assistance to hundreds of veterans in need.
23rd National Convention
09/14/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)
Twenty-one hundred APWU members departed from the union’s 23rd National Convention in August uplifted, united and ready for the battles ahead.
APWU officers and staff were among hundreds protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline outside the White House on Sept. 13. The pipeline would carry crude-oil across four states from North Dakota to Illinois – passing through sacred Native American sites and under the Missouri River, the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. For the past month, thousands of protesters, including Native Americans from more than 100 tribes have protested the $3.78 billion construction project. Protesters want to halt the project.
A National Perspective
08/24/2016 - APWU delegates held a spirited rally protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the second day of the union’s National Convention.
08/21/2016 - Postal workers are experts in workroom floor solidarity. But in order to build a true, progressive labor movement, that sense of mobilization must be spread into the community – and beyond.
“None of us can do anything to move the progressive movement by ourselves,” said Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard, who moderated a Sunday afternoon panel, The Labor Movement, Time for a New Day, A New Direction. “We have to mobilize not just around labor issues, but issues like unemployment, underemployment, people living without access to healthcare or in poverty.”
05/11/2016 - The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.