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The Market for International Remittances is Hot

Sure Money: Ripe for Expansion

05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The market for international remittances – sending money abroad – is rapidly expanding. Between 2010 and 2014, money transfers worldwide increased between three percent and 11 percent annually, according to the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG). The United States ranks first worldwide for this service, with 22 percent of the global market.

Be Part of Our Democracy – Support ‘Vote by Mail’

05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy

Voter registration in our country is in a sorry state. in the 2016 general election, not all eligible voters were registered (only 79 percent) – and nearly half of those registered voters did not vote (see chart).

Unions Do it Right!

Higher Union Membership Boosts Wages for All

05/01/2017 -


APWU Grassroots Political & Legislative Coordinator Janice Kelble (second from right) 
with community activists (L-R) Jeff Kramer, Kathy Staub, Keith Yergeau, 
Elizabeth Ropp, Emily Eastman and Eric Zulaski after “right to work” law was defeated in NH.

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.

The correlation between a community’s percentage of union members and the average pay its workers make is crystal clear – the higher percentage of union members a city or state has, the higher the wages are for all workers, not only union members.

‘In Order to Form a More Perfect Union’

05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By President Mark Dimondstein 

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution includes the well-known and eloquent words, “in order to form a more perfect union.” The “union” here refers to the young country, born of the American Revolution – and wisely acknowledges that there should always be an effort to strive for improvement.

International Working Women’s Day

03/08/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)


APWU officers, staff and members participated in the International Women's Day Rally.

By Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson 

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8, in honor of women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in North America and Europe in the early 1900s. Since those years, the movement has been strengthened by United Nations’ (UN) women’s conferences designed to build support for women’s rights and equality.

Will You Get Involved This Year?

We Need Everyone to Be a Union Activist!

03/01/2017 -


The success of the recent contract is due to the coalitions built on the 
workroom floor during the 2015 Good Service, Good Jobs, Good Contract campaign. 
Pictured are members from the Omaha Area Local wearing their union gear.

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

By Vice President Debby Szeredy

In 1970, members on the workroom floor walked off the job and took a stand to fight back, risking it all for a better career. Are workers today willing to walk off the job and to stand up and fight back? 

Worker Solidarity

Q & A with Mark Dudzic

Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The U.S. health care system is broken. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare (LCSP) calls for a total revamp. The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) supports their goal of health care for all. The union spoke with LCSP National Coordinator, Mark Dudzic, about how the single payer system will better the lives for all Americans and what APWU members can do to grow support. 

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

Pro-Privatization Groups Continue Attacks on Public Postal Service

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Like clockwork, when USPS finances are announced each quarter headline after headline claim the Postal Service is irrelevant, in financial trouble or a monopoly that needs breaking up. These critics compare the USPS financial situation to the sinking of the Titanic. They say the USPS should remember its core mission is to deliver the mail, not expand services. They also say the USPS needs business-savvy leaders on its Board of Governors.

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017

A Positive Step Forward

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

On Jan. 31, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756) was introduced by Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Dennis Ross (R-FL) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA).

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