Joining Our Allies In the Labor Movement

The AFL-CIO’s state federations and local labor councils are where workers share our stories and struggles — not as they are interpreted in two-minute television news reports, but in our own words, as we understand them. 

We’re Not a Fee-for-Service Organization

There seems to be a misconception that labor unions are fee-for-service organizations. This notion is likely fostered by the fact that union dues fund activities that serve union members. Dues enable unions to negotiate and enforce contracts,...

2013 BMC Conference

The 2013 Bulk Mail Center (BMC) Conference convened at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference was chaired by I. Balogun and co-hosted by Ken France, President of Kansas Kaw Valley BMC Local. There was a total of 85 attendees.  Brother Omar...

Contract Wage Increase Affects Dues

A salary increase negotiated in the form of an upgrade in the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement will take effect Feb. 16. In accordance with Article 16, Section 2(a) of the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, this will result in a corresponding...

The Importance of AFL-CIO Federation Affiliation

Affiliating with the AFL-CIO state federations and AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils isn’t just the right thing to do — it is essential in our fight to save the United States Postal Service and to protect our jobs.