Dimondstein Scores Overwhelming Victory; His Team Wins Decisively
(This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
APWU President Mark Dimondstein scored an overwhelming victory on Oct. 6, winning re-election with 84 percent of the votes cast. Dimondstein’s entire slate won: Incumbent Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy won re-election, beating two opponents. Challenger Vance Zimmerman, who ran on Dimondstein’s slate, won as Director of Industrial Relations.
10/19/2016 - Union members who have been affected by the recent flooding in North Carolina and participate in certain Union Plus programs may be eligible for assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.
President Mark Dimondstein appointed the union’s first National Young Members Committee on Oct. 13, naming one member and one alternate between the ages of 18 and 35 from each of the APWU’s five regions.
10/14/2016 - The official results [PDF – Members Only] of the APWU Election of National Officers have been tabulated and were certified by the American Arbitration Association on Oct. 12. A summary will be published in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker. The posted results have been separated by local. Uncontested offices are not shown in the web posting, but will be listed in the magazine.
10/13/2016 - Six locals and six retiree chapters will be rewarded for generating participation in the recent election of national union officers, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. The top locals and retiree chapters in various size categories will receive prizes, and any local or chapter that achieved a voting level of 100 percent will be rewarded.
10/06/2016 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein scored an overwhelming victory on Oct. 6, winning re-election with 84 percent of the votes cast. Incumbent Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy won re-election, beating two opponents. Challenger Vance Zimmerman, who also ran on Dimondstein’s slate, won as Director of Industrial Relations. Unofficial results for all races are printed below. Winners are denoted with an asterisk; incumbent officers are denoted by “(I)” after their name. Certified results are expected in the next several days and will be posted at apwu.org. Results also will appear in the next issue of The American Postal Worker.
10/05/2016 - Members of the APWU Election Committee collected ballots for the 2016 election of national officers from the designated post office box at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 and transported them to the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, where they will be counted, beginning at 7 a.m. EDT on Oct. 6.
09/28/2016 - Time is running out for union members to vote in the APWU National Officers election. To be counted, ballots must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
UPDATE: As of Sept. 27, just over one week before the deadline, the unofficial count of ballots received was 34,199. Votes will be tallied at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002. Preliminary, unofficial results will be posted on the union’s website, www.apwu.org, as soon as they are available, and will be updated frequently. Official results will be posted as soon as they are available as well.