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APWU Web News Article 82-2017

Unions Improve the Lives of All Working People

Truth Exposed in New Report by the Economic Policy Institute

08/31/2017 - Postal workers know first-hand that union jobs are good jobs. Unions help workers join together and bargain with their employer for better wages, benefits and working conditions. However, unions also stand up for the rights of workers who are not currently in a union. They are a rising tide that lifts all boats. 

Get to Know the Non-Member

07/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

By Organization Director Anna Smith

As I travel across the country to state conferences and to conduct trainings, too often I hear more excuses for low membership than what is done to connect with non-members.

Who has felt at some point that a task was not attainable? Do not let negative thinking and doubts stop you from reaching out to other members and non-members.

Benefits of Being Union

05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Organization Director Anna Smith

Sometimes, we forget why we are union members. We may fall into a trap of feeling as if we solely pay dues.

Building on Our Success

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Organization Director Anna Smith

We had an outstanding finish in 2016 with approximately 21,000 new members joining the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) family. Our success can be attributed to hard work and dedication at every level of our union!

New Employee, New Union Member

01/01/2017 -


Prospective members at orientation training by the Phoenix Metro Area Local.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.

Missed opportunities to strengthen the APWU are happening every day. Each orientation for new hires, new career employees and PSE enrollment into Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), is a chance for organizers and local union leaders to reach out to possible new members. Each of you can make a big impact by simply taking advantage of the language in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). We must jump on these crucial minutes to provide education, outreach and empowerment.

APWU Web News Article 234-2016

APWU Organizing Victory!

10/28/2016 -


Gloria Gonzalez (left) and her co-worker proudly display
their APWU membership cards. 

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is celebrating an organizing victory! Workers at the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) located in Urbandale, Iowa, voted to join the Des Moines Area Local. The MTESCs are run by postal subcontractors, servicing the sorting and palletizing of mail trays, bags and other equipment. The favorable vote was over a two-to-one margin of 18-8. 

 

Know Your Union Benefits

09/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Union members know our strength is in our solidarity, but every now and then, it’s worth thinking about the benefits of belonging to the APWU.

Don't Drop the Ball

05/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

We’ve all heard the phrase, “I dropped the ball,” but none of us wants to be responsible for losing a game – or falling short of a big goal.

 
 

Full Speed Ahead

03/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

We have so much work ahead of us. Joining together, with the common goal of organizing, is the only way we can strengthen our union.

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