07/20/2017 - Following strong resistance from the APWU - and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) - USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations.
‘Why should I get involved?’
11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
Initially, i would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local, state and national officers, stewards and members who voted for me in our recent election. I look forward to continuing to guide the Eastern Region in the right direction and continuing to be your voice on the National Executive Board.
‘I Think Our Message is Getting Out There’
Under sweltering temperatures, Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher joined members of the Philadelphia PA Area Local, New York Metro Area Local Retirees Chapter, Philadelphia BMC Local and the South Jersey Area Local for a Stop Staples rally in front of the location at 15th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia on July 17.
Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher joined Unite Here’s picket line in Atlantic City on July 6, where workers at the Trump Taj Mahal are on strike. He’s pictured here with Unite Here Local 54 shop steward Maureen Mahoney.
Attendees of the APWU West Virginia State Convention were Feeling the Bern on April 28, as the National Nurses United (NNU) Bernie Bus made a stop in Charleston, WV.
'The Atmosphere Was Up-Tempo and Electric'
Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher spoke to a huge crowd at a "March for Bernie" rally in Pittsburgh on Feb. 27. Members of the Pittsburgh Mero Area Local attended.
01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
You may have heard politicians talking about income inequality recently, but did you know that approximately 42 percent of Americans work for $15 or less an hour – and there is a growing movement to make $15 an hour the federal minimum wage?
11/30/2015 - Members of the Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee met with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on Nov. 20 to discuss the dirty deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples. “Fitzgerald listened to our concerns and offered his support,” reports Joe Radovich of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Local APWU.
Training for the APWU contract campaign moved to the Eastern and Northeast Regions on March 4 in Atlantic City, NJ. Despite a looming snowstorm, more than 65 union leaders and activists participated.