03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez
I’m not referring to New Year’s resolutions many of us already broke. I refer to what promises to be an interesting year.
After a visit from the APWU on April 25, second graders at St. Anne’s Elementary School were eager to teach their parents lessons they learned about the Postal Service.
(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
At times, members get frustrated by the level of union representation they receive. And yes, sometimes our representation falls short. But I also suspect that much of the frustration comes from misunderstanding how our union functions.
03/22/2016 - Ahead of this week's caucus, APWU members were among the participants in a massive rally in Seattle, WA, in support of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
On Saturday. Feb. 27, APWU members joined nurses, students, and community members for a rally at the California Democratic Party State Convention to show their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Members of the Greater Seattle Area Local participated in a spirited Labor for Bernie rally on Feb. 21. Speaking at the event, Local Vice President David Yao recalled Sen. Sanders’ support for postal banking and the public Postal Service, his opposition to mail processing plant closures, and his electrifying speech at the APWU’s All-Craft Conference in October.
01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The question can be heard throughout the APWU: Why don’t we have a new contract yet?
These San Jose fifth graders Stand with Postal Workers!
The San Jose Contract Action Team and Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez visited 120 fifth graders at Donald J. Meyer Elementary School on Dec. 4, where they talked about the importance of the post office and APWU’s efforts to expand and improve postal services
09/18/2015 - Lowell Elementary School students in San Jose, CA, got a special treat this week: coloring books filled with fun facts about the Postal Service and how mail is delivered.