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APWU Web News Article 186-2015

San Jose Celebrates Mexican Independence Day in a Big Way

09/18/2015 -

The San Jose Area Local went big, collecting over one thousand signatures at the celebration of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain.


Members of the San Jose Area Local went big – collecting over 1,000 signatures on postcards declaring, “I Stand with Postal Workers.” at the area’s Mexican Independence Day celebration on Sept. 13.

Steering the Enterprise

07/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

This isn’t a review of a new, epic star trek saga. it is, however, the tale of an incredible journey into the black hole of privatization and the gravitational pull to blame you for it.

District managers, postmasters or area vice presidents, for that matter, do not run the Postal Service. Fourteen corporate elite “appointees” – nine governors and five commissioners – are at the helm of the USPS.

The nine governors select the Postmaster General and he or she selects a Deputy Postmaster General. (Currently, the USPS is being navigated illegally, since the board lacks a quorum, but that’s a tale for another day.)

APWU Web News Article 021-2015

Contract Campaign and Negotiations

Town Hall Conference Call – Feb. 17

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.

APWU News Bulletin

Announcement Made on ‘Day of Action’

Workers Cheer Decision: PMG Donahoe to Step Down

APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'

11/17/2014 -

Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.

APWU Web News Article 207-2014

National Day of Action Generates Extensive Media Coverage

11/15/2014 - Updated  11/19/2014 - The Nov. 14 National Day of Action to send a message to the Postmaster General and the USPS Board of Governors to Stop Delaying America's Mail! generated extensive media coverage. The events were sponsored by the four postal unions: the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.

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