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APWU Web News Article 19-2017

APWU Secretary-Treasurer Awarded Peace Prize

02/17/2017 -

Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell with
former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney with
the delegation from the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.

On February 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Powell was awarded the 2016 World Peace Prize, “Roving Ambassador for Peace,” presented by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Secretary-Treasurer Powell was honored alongside former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney at the award ceremony at the AFL-CIO Headquarter building in Washington, D.C.



Let’s Get the Year Started Right!

01/01/2017 -

“As long as we collectively work together, stand together and fight together,
we can do any doggone thing we want to do!” 
said Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell
at the Rally for Social and Economic Justice and Equality.
Photo courtesy of NNU 

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

The start of the new year is an excellent time to put in place procedures and policies to help local and state union officials comply with their legal and financial responsibilities. To assist our local and state unions, local and state officials are urged to consider the following recommendations. 

Young Workers

First Meeting of Young Members Committee

01/01/2017 -

The National Young Members Committee with National Officers.  (L-R) (front row) Courtney Jenkins, Sabrina Larsen, Ephrem De Hoyos, Quanisha Mcneal, Joshua Gray  (back row) Zach DeRuyter, Matt Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, President Mark Dimondstein, Vice President Debby Szeredy, Courtney Agee, John Santos and Stephanie McGhee.

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

The newly formed National Young Members Committee had their first meeting on Nov. 5, 2016. Its creation is a result of the resolution passed at the 23rd National Convention. It called for a committee comprised of one young member and one alternate from each of the union’s five regions. President Dimondstein appointed ten members the Regional Coordinators recommended to serve a 14-month term from Nov. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017.

APWU Web News Article 254-2016

2017 Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training

12/14/2016 - The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department will be hosting an Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training in Atlanta, GA from March 9-11, 2017. 

It will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-937-8461 or on-line. The deadline for hotel reservations is Feb. 8, 2017.  The hotel price is $148.00 per night plus taxes and fees.

APWU Web News Article 242-2016

2016 Convention Transcript Now Available

11/17/2016 -

An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 23rd Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU.

The 1,538-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place Aug. 22-25 in Orlando.

Union members can click here to log in and view or download the convention proceedings. The document can also be accessed from the Secretary-Treasurer’s pages.

APWU Web News Article 237-2016

Officers Installed Under the Theme "Continuing to Move Forward"

11/10/2016 -

Newly elected APWU officers take their oath of office, administered by the Honorable Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. The new term started Nov. 12, 2016 and will end in November 2019.

The American Postal Workers Union’s elected officers were installed Nov. 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Mark Dimondstein, Vice President Debby Szeredy, and Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell took their oath of office along with almost 80 elected officers. Members of the Executive Board, Craft Division Directors and Assistant Directors, and Department Heads, as well as National Business Agents (NBAs) all raised their hand and pledged to “uphold the Constitution and Bylaws of the [APWU]” and “perform the duties of [their] office to the best of [their] ability.”

Ask Me About A Grand Alliance!

11/01/2016 -

Courtney Jenkins and Sherry McKnight (Baltimore Local), Nora Taggart and Kevin Walsh (New York Local).

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

President Mark Dimondstein reported to delegates in his State of the Union speech at the union’s National Convention in August that A Grand Alliance “is now a reality and consists of more than 140 organizations, including 80 national labor, faith-based, community, environmental and civil rights organizations…

Campaign for Postal Banking

Postal Banking Hits Responsive Chord

11/01/2016 -

Mehrsa Baradaran

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

Delegates to the APWU convention in August responded enthusiastically to the possibilities that postal banking holds, both for strengthening our public Postal Service and for providing affordable, accessible financial services for consumers.