05/04/2015 - Oregon’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan, requesting a meeting, “as soon as possible,” to discuss consolidation plans and the future of mail delivery standards.
Seattle’s City Council and its mayor sent letters to Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this month sounding the call for postal reform legislation.
To stay on top of the latest news from the negotiating table, APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a live Contract Town Hall Call on Wednesday, May 6. Participants can choose from two time slots: 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT.
To participate, you must register online by 6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 5. Click here to register. Once you register, all you have to do is answer your phone at your scheduled time!
05/01/2015 - Leaders from the Alliance joined other representatives from New York City’s labor, environmental, and social justice groups in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on Monday, testifying before the New York City Council and rallying on the City Council steps. Members of the organizations spoke out in support of Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal’s resolution to declare New York City a “TPP-free zone.” Members of the Alliance have been active in opposing TPP; leaked sections have indicated that the prescription drug prices will increase if the agreement is approved.
(This article first appeared in the May-June 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By having hope, we inspire hope. if you wait until you have time, people and resources, you may miss out. If something must be done, we must do it now.
When you ask someone for a little bit of their spare time, they may actually be ready to give you their all. Maybe they were hoping someone would ask them to be a part of a big movement – something that would bring meaning to their life.
You have to renew your efforts every day: 90 percent of organizing is follow-up. Don’t talk at people; put them to work by asking them. We put our heart and soul into rooting out the injustices in our workplace. We need to fight those who want to crush our communities by degrading our jobs, destroying our living wage, and taking rights and benefits from us, our families and our neighbors.