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Actor-Activist Danny Glover, Supporters To Join Postal Workers To Protest Slowdown of U.S. Mail TODAY May 14, 10 a.m., Downtown D.C.

New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Renews Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and Other New Services

05/14/2015 - WASHINGTON – Members of the American Postal Workers Union will gather at the U.S Post Office located at 14th and L Streets N.W. on May 14.  The event is part of a National Day of Action by APWU members and supporters across the country to demand improved postal services and to protect good, living-wage jobs. Protests are planned in 85 cities across 42 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday.

Actor Danny Glover, the son of postal workers, will join American Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein at the Washington event, make brief remarks, and, along with other supporters, hand out material to postal customers.

Who: Actor Danny Glover, APWU President Mark Dimondstein,                             

APWU members and community supporters

What: Protest USPS cutbacks and delays in mail service

Where: 14th and L Streets N.W., Washington, DC 20005

When: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 14

APWU Web News Article 101-2015

More Than 120 Events Scheduled!

Support for May 14 National Day of Action Gains Momentum

05/13/2015 -

With just a week left until the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires, APWU members are fired up and ready to go for the National Day of Action on May 14. More than 120 events are scheduled across 42 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.”

To help spread the word, APWU created a Facebook National Day of Action event. Click here to invite friends, family and colleagues. Be sure to use the hashtag #0514Action when posting!

e-Team Report, May 12, 2015

05/12/2015 - Rural Senators Question PMG on Service & Closures

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp brought together a bipartisan meeting of solely Senators from rural states to speak with the U.S. Postmaster General about the impact that mail processing facility closures and service standard reductions have had on families and communities throughout rural America.

Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Committee which oversees the U.S. Postal Service, brought together U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to raise awareness about declining postal standards and the effects of closing mail processing facilities in rural communities across their states with U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

Press Release

Postal Workers, Customers to Hold Nationwide Protests on May 14

New Reports Reveal Long Delays in Mail Delivery; Reduction in Service Standards and Closure of Mail Sorting Centers Are Hurting Consumers, Seniors, Small Businesses and Workers; Union Call for Expanded Hours, Postal Banking and New Services

05/12/2015 - WASHINGTON Members of the American Postal Workers Union will rally in more than 85 cities in 36 states across the country during a National Day of Action on May

APWU Web News Article 100-2015

May 14 National Day of Action

Everybody's Doing It! Are You?

05/11/2015 -

Across the country, union activists are promoting the National Day of Action on May 14 and getting postcards signed that say, “I Stand with Postal Workers.”

In Washington, DC, APWU officers distributed flyers and got postcards signed outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Post Office at 14th and L Streets in Washington, DC, on Monday, May 11.

APWU Web News Article 099-2015

USPS Second Quarter Operating Profit Totals $313 Million

Good News Continues as Operating Profit for First Half of Year Exceeds All of Last Year

05/11/2015 - The Postal Service’s operating profit for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 totaled $313 million, putting the surplus for the first half of the year above $1.3 billion – more than all of last year’s operating profit. “These steadily increasing profits are good news for the Postal Service and for the people,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “There is no justification for management to continue to degrade service and shut postal facilities. “Now is a perfect time to strengthen – not dismantle – our national treasure,” he  said.

APWU Web News Article 095-2015

100 Events Scheduled!

APWU Members Fired Up for National Day of Action, May 14

05/08/2015 - APWU members across the country are fired up for the National Day of Action on May 14, just one week before the Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire.


APWU President Mark Dimondstein gets a postcard signed 
outside a post office in Washington, DC. Click here for more.

More than 100 locals scheduled events at postal facilities in 85 cities across 33 states and Puerto Rico, organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.”  Actions range from rallies to press conferences to getting postcards signed outside post offices.

Click here to find an event near you.

To help spread the word, APWU created a Facebook National Day of Action event. Click here to invite friends, family and colleagues. Be sure to use the hashtag #0514Action when posting!

APWU Web News Article 098-2015

Spreading the Word – Big Time!

Philadelphia BMC Local, Pennsylvania State Buy Billboard Ad

05/08/2015 -

Members of the Philadelphia BMC Local and the Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union are spreading the word about the May 14 Day of Action in a big way.

The local and state APWU purchased a digital billboard ad that will display the union’s message for a week, beginning on Monday, May 11. The billboard is located at a busy intersection at the entrance to the Bulk Mail Center truck yard, where a National Day of Action event is scheduled.

Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert

Senate Passes Budget that Cuts $5.3 Trillion

05/08/2015 - The Senate voted 51 to 48 on Tuesday to pass the first joint congressional budget plan in six years, ratifying a 10-year blueprint that would cut spending by $5.3 trillion, overhaul Medicaid by turning it into block grants, and repeal President Obama’s health care law. The budget would cut off health insurance to as many as 27 million people covered by either Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act. It would include $431 billion in unspecified cuts to Medicare over that decade. 

 

 

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