09/18/2015 - After inspections at a Greenville, SC, mail processing plant, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) issued four citations for safety violations and fines of $79,900 on Sept. 15.
09/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
One of the responsibilities of APWU leaders is to motivate union members to join in and do their part in fighting for a good contract and the survival of the Postal Service.
That is where CATs (Contract Action Teams) come into play. They emphasize participation of union members on the work floor and activities in the community to win support from the public.
Members of the Houston Area Local collected hundreds of signatures on “I Stand with Postal Workers” postcards at the 52nd National Convention of Delta Sigma Theta last week.
06/05/2015 - Union members living in areas impacted by the recent severe storms and widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, and who participate in Union Plus programs may be eligible for financial assistance. More than 20 people were killed as a result of the storms and in the Houston area alone more than 4,000 properties were damaged and 2,500 vehicles were abandoned.
Pedal for the Post Office and More
03/11/2015 - Locals across the country are involving union members in the campaign to win a good contract – and showing creativity and enthusiasm along the way.
Training for the union’s contract campaign moved to the Southern Region on Feb. 11 and 12.
After the meeting in Atlanta, approximately 90 leaders and activists were motivated and ready to take the message to their fellow union members, the media and the public.
02/17/2015 - The American Postal Workers Union has embarked on a campaign to involve union members in the fight for a good contract.
Town Hall Conference Call Feb. 17; Wear Stickers Feb. 19
02/09/2015 - With contract negotiations set to begin on Feb. 19, APWU members across the country are busy preparing.
Contract Campaign and Negotiations
Register by Feb. 16
02/09/2015 - APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a live Town Hall Conference Call on Feb. 17, to discuss our fight to win a good contract for union members while we fight for a vibrant, public Postal Service for the people of the country. Negotiations begin on Feb. 19. To participate, you must register online by Feb. 16.
02/02/2015 - Carlos Paz has been appointed to the position of Maintenance Craft National Business Agent ‘B’ for the Southern Region, Director Steve Raymer has announced. The appointment is effective Feb. 7.