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APWU Web News Article 184-2015

San Jose Students Say, ‘Give America Good Postal Service!’

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.

Students at Lowell Elementary
are all smiles about the Postal Service, with Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez and 
San Jose CAT Coordinator Carol Federico.

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.