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Department & Division News

Recent Clerk Craft NBA Retirements

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.

In 2016, three National Business Agents (NBAs) from the Clerk Division retired. “The APWU holds itself to the high standards that Sister Merow, Brother Taff and Brother Barron regularly met,” said President Dimondstein. “Together, they gave over 40 years of their lives serving the membership of this great union as National Business Agents. We wish them a healthy and happy retirement and welcome their successors.”

SEAM Challenged in National Arbitration

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

As we traveled across the country, we began to hear stories and concerns from our members concerning the new program Solution for Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM), including the obvious shifting of work between the occupational groups and supervisors. We heard the difficulties Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) employees experienced performing the work they previously were able to do in their daily duties.

Moving Forward

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

We all begin a new year with hopes for improvements on the past year. Even if the past year was a really great one, for instance, one in which the Cubs won the World Series. It is human nature to always want the next one to be better. This year, I think it is safe to say we are all waiting and watching what our new President-elect will do next.

Keep the Clerk Craft Strong

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

The Clerk Craft continued to grow with a net gain of approximately 5,500 new employees in the last year. Nearly all of this growth has been to career jobs. If we continue forward with increased organizing, the APWU can create even more living wage jobs for our communities. 

 

International Solidarity

UNI Post and Logistics World Conference Endorses Staples Boycott

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

The Stop Staples campaign has gone global. In October 2016, the UNI Post and Logistics World Conference passed a resolution, brought forward by President Dimondstein, in support of the APWU’s Stop Staples campaign and boycott.

Campaign for Postal Banking

Wells Fargo Scandal: A Labor Issue and One More Argument for Postal Banking

01/01/2017 -


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) accused former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf 
of “gutless leadership” during a Senate Banking Committee hearing.

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

The recent Wells Fargo scandal, involving the nation’s third largest bank, revealed more than two million accounts and credit cards were opened largely without the knowledge of its customers. When questioned, Wells Fargo Chair and CEO John Stumpf put the blame on “rogue” employees.

Worker Solidarity

Labor Unites at Rally for Social & Economic Justice and Equality

01/01/2017 -


Hundreds of union members and allies rallied 
outside of the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 17.

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

Hundreds of labor union members gathered outside of the U.S. Capitol building on Nov. 17 for the Rally for Social and Economic Justice and Equality.

A Grand Alliance Goes to Farm Aid

01/01/2017 -


AGA advocates speaking with Farm Aid concertgoers. 
Over one hundred attendees signed the pledge to 
‘Save our Public Postal Service.’ 
Sign the pledge today at agrandalliance.org/pledge.

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

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (AGA) was part of Farm Aid 2016’s HOMEGROWN Village. The AGA booth demonstrated the importance of maintaining a public Postal Service that connects Americans at every income level in cities, towns and villages across America, including rural areas with few other communication options. 

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