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APWU Web News Article 057-2016

APWU Donates to CT-ALIVE

03/08/2016 -

Northeastern Regional Coordinator John Dirzius
(center) presents an APWU-POWER donation
to Trish Thomas, president, CT-ALIVE

The APWU made two donations to CT-ALIVE (Connecticut Alliance for Victims of Violence & Their Families) on March 6, at the Greater Connecticut Area Local’s membership meeting. Northeast Regional Coordinator John Dirzius presented a check on behalf of the Northeast Region of APWU-POWER (Post Office Women for Equal Rights) and a donation was made in memory of Jo-Anne Colburn, a 36-year member and Industrial Relations Director of the Greater CT Area Local, who passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 25.

APWU Web News Article 039-2016

Boston Metro Area Local Feels the Bern

02/29/2016 - The Boston Metro Area Local is Feeling the Bern!

On Feb. 27, the Boston Metro Area Local took part in a rally for Bernie Sanders on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. Boston Metro Area Local President Scott Hoffman addressed the crowd, talking about Sanders’ long history of support of postal workers, as well as union workers in general. 

APWU Web News Article 209-2015

Hartford Area Local, Allies Rally to Save America’s Postal Service

11/03/2015 -

Hartford Area Local members rally with allies, including
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (center).

Members of the Hartford Area Local were joined by labor allies for a rally to Save American’s Postal Service on Oct. 24. 

Lori Pelletier, executive secretary-treasurer of the Connecticut State AFL-CIO; Rene Morissette, president of National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 301; John Olesen, Branch President of LiUNA Local 301; members of the Greater Hartford Labor Council, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) were on hand to help distribute APWU informational flyers to the public, as well as to collect 75 “I Stand with Postal Workers” postcards.


APWU Web News Article 208-2015

Long Island Area Local Rallies for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract!

11/03/2015 -

Members of the Long Island Area Local
outside the Mid-Island general mail facility
Photo credit: James Carbone

More than 150 members of the Long Island Area Local and their supporters rallied for Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! at a demonstration in front of the Mid-Island general mail facility in Melville, NY, on Nov. 1.

Protesters informed the public about the fight for a good contract, called for the reversal of degraded service standards that went into effect on Jan. 5, and demanded an end to the shady deal between the Postal Service and Staples.

Standing Up, Fighting Back: A Job Well Done

11/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

With a great sense of pride, I take this opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our local and state leaders and National Business Agents in the Northeast Region. Their continuing effort to enforce our contract, organize new members, and mobilize our members to achieve a good contract is never ending.

Finding the time to perform these important duties is challenging; nevertheless, as Regional Coordinator, I have seen the results of their dedication and hard work.

'Post Office Guy' is a Civilian Champion

09/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Sidney Moss is a semi-retired clinical social worker, but around town in Northampton, MA, he is known as “the post office guy.”

For the past year, Moss has been writing letters to the editor of his local paper about the need to keep post offices and processing plants open, because “it’s one of the few iconic forces in America that’s not completely taken over by the corporate world.”

Recently, he participated in the APWU’s postcard campaign, getting friends, relatives, colleagues and neighbors to sign the ‘I Stand with Postal Workers’ cards. He also has been handing out union brochures that dispel myths about the Postal Service.