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Liberty and Justice for All

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

“Liberty and justice for all” is universally known in America. These are words we have said hundreds of times when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, but the phrase is far from ordinary. Together, these five words represent the cornerstone of American democracy. When we recite them, we reaffirm our dedication to the fundamental principles of that democracy. We are created equal and have certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But do we as a nation really practice what we preach?

APWU Web News Article 256-2016

Remembering Emma Tenayuca

12/21/2016 -


20-year old Emma Tenayuca speaks to members of the
National Workers Alliance outside a hearing 
investigating beatings by border patrol officers, Feb. 23, 1937.
Photo courtesy of UTSA

In Depression-era south Texas, Emma Tenayuca was a young Mexican-American woman who broke tradition when she stood up for oppressed workers in her community and made an important contribution to the fight for social justice. 

Vilified by the conservative establishment that controlled San Antonio, she became a beloved leader to oppressed workers in the Mexican-American community. They called her “La Pasionaria.”  

Standing Rock Sioux Stands Up to Big Oil

11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The Standing Rock Sioux, a federally recognized Native American tribe, has taken a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The underground pipeline would span 1,172 miles – across four states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois). It is expected to transport 470,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks Reservoirs to refineries and markets in the U.S.

Veteran's Day

11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Every year on Nov. 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day to honor the millions of men and women who have served, or are serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.

Give to the Combined Federal Campaign

09/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest and most successful workplace charity drive, raising millions of dollars each year – more than $7 billion since its inception. The CFC gives postal and federal employees the opportunity each year to make tax-deductible donations to one or several of their favorite charities through payroll deduction.

Pledges made during the fundraising season (Sept. 1 to Dec.15) support an estimated 22,000 eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout our nation and the world. Postal employees must be granted time to participate on-the-clock during the campaign season within a six-week period designated for their area.

APWU Web News Article 94-2016

Home Front

Addressing Veterans' Unemployment

05/01/2016 -


Left Center Sue Carney, APWU Human Relations Director;
Center Michael Michaud, Assistant Secretary DOL VETS,
Center right, Will Fischer, Executive Director,
Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The APWU recently joined with representatives of other unions to meet with Michael Michaud, the new Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). Michaud is a longtime member of the United Steelworkers. Prior to his appointment, Michaud served 12 years as a member of Congress from Maine, advocating for veterans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Health Subcommittee.

APWU Web News Article 96-2016

HOME FRONT

Addressing Veterans’ Unemployment

05/01/2016 -


Left Center Sue Carney, APWU Human Relations Director; Center Michael Michaud, Assistant Secretary DOL VETS, Center right, Will Fischer, Executive Director, Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO.

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The APWU recently joined with representatives of other unions to meet with Michael Michaud, the new Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). Michaud is a longtime member of the United Steelworkers. Prior to his appointment, Michaud served 12 years as a member of Congress from Maine, advocating for veterans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Health Subcommittee.

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