09/24/2010 - The APWU Election Committee has extended the deadline for voting in the national officers’ election because of reports that a large number of union members have not yet received their ballots.
09/20/2010 - Ballots for the 2010 Election of APWU National Officers were mailed Monday, Sept. 13 to all eligible union members, and must be returned and received in the designated post office box in Washington, DC, by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
09/10/2010 - Ballots for the 2010 Election of APWU National Officers are being mailed Monday, Sept. 13, to Wednesday, Sept. 15. To encourage APWU members to participate in this year’s elections, the national union will hold a voter-participation competition among locals, rewarding those that vote in the highest percentages.
ALSO: Members and guests are invited to attend the Installation of National Officers Dinner-Dance, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC. The ceremonial affair will feature the swearing-in of new and returning officers.
AND: American Postal Workers Union President William Burrus has denounced efforts by the Postal Service to influence the outcome of contract negotiations by issuing demands in public forums.
08/27/2010 - APWU members vowed to escalate the fight against the Postal Service’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery on the fourth day of the union’s 20th Biennial National Convention, unanimously approving a resolution to engage in “rallies, marches, and pickets” in concert with other unions and public interest organizations.
ALSO: APWU delegates and friends honored fallen union sisters and brothers at a memorial and prayer service on Aug. 22 sponsored by the Human Relations Department.
AND: Members of the APWU Auxiliary had a busy week of training and fundraising — conducting workshops and collecting contributions for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The Auxiliary is an organization of union members’ friends and families.
AND: Union members age 35 and under said their first convention gave them insight to the innerworkings of the APWU.
08/26/2010 - APWU members and friends celebrated the 53-year career of President William Burrus and his contributions to the union at a tribute dinner Aug. 24.
ALSO: Convention Rejects Dues Increase Leaves Intact Procedure for Filling Officer Vacancies
AND: Union leaders from across the globe held a forum on Monday evening to discuss the economic and social trends that pose challenges for postal workers worldwide.
AND: The APWU and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) share a common history of struggle, and work “side by side every day” to fight for better working conditions for postal employees, NALC President Fredric Rolando told APWU convention delegates on Aug. 24.
AND: On Aug. 21 and 22, Maintenance Division delegates gathered at pre-convention workshops to discuss subcontracting, workplace safety, and job training, in preparation for contract negotiations.