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Election of National Union Officers

Deadline for Voting Extended

Ballots Must Be Received by Oct. 14

09/27/2010 - 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.

ALSO: A recent guest editorial in the Washington Times by a California congressman demonstrates just how important the November elections are for postal workers, APWU President William Burrus wrote in an Update for union members.

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Ballots Mailed in Election of Union Officers

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.

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Union Vows to Escalate Fight To Preserve Postal Service

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.