Department & Division News

Retirees Answer the Call

07/24/2014 - “You are, and we are, a value to the union!” Retirees Department Director Judy Beard said at the Retiree Conference on Saturday, July 19.

Retiree members from all over the country gathered at the conference to send a clear message to the union: they are active, mobilized, and ready to fight for the APWU.

International Solidarity

07/24/2014 - The 22nd Biennial Convention continued the tradition of hosting union leaders and activists from around the globe. Their presence is an expression of building solidarity on an international level.

The delegates who attended came from public sector unions in their countries. They were from Canada, Spain, Bulgaria, Portugal, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Russia and the United Kingdom.

APWU POWER Caucus Held

07/24/2014 - At a caucus held after adjournment of  Monday’s  convention session, members and supporters of the APWU Post Office Women for Equal Rights (POWER) heard inspiring accounts from a number of sisters about their life experiences and paths to leadership roles in the APWU because of POWER.

Motor Vehicle Services:

‘Fighting for our Survival’

07/23/2014 - “We’re fighting for our lives, fighting for our very survival” said Motor Vehicle Director Michael Foster on Saturday, July 19 in his report at the opening of the MVS Craft Conference in Chicago. “Contracting out of Postal Vehicle Services (PVS) and Vehicle Maintenance Services (VMF) continue to be on the forefront of the Postal Service’s privatization plan.”