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Let's Build The Grand Alliance

Field Hearings Demonstrate Broad Public Support

11/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

"Save and enhance the U.S. Postal Service” was the overwhelming spirit of the community field hearings held around the country by A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. A wide range of speakers reaffirmed the need for a public postal system and rejected privatization, while recognizing that changes must be undertaken to bring the USPS fully into the 21st century.

A Grand Alliance

Thinking Outside the Box: Bargaining for the Common Good

09/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 


Activists at a Fix L.A. Coalition rally.

All over the country, public sector unions and their community allies are beginning to think outside the box when it comes to collective bargaining. The new strategy, called Bargaining for the Common Good, seeks to forge coalitions that can use the leverage of collective bargaining to benefit the broader community. Furthermore, community involvement puts more pressure on the employer to act on the shared demands.

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

Washington Post Gets It Wrong

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

In a Feb. 13, 2017 opinion piece,  “The Postal Service needs more than a Band-Aid,” The Washington Post editorial board issued a troubling public stance on postal reform.

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.

APWU Web News Article 03-2017

APWU Goals for the Upcoming Year

President Dimondstein's installation speech

01/09/2017 - President Dimondstein spoke about the recent victories and future challenges for the American Postal Workers Union during his address at the installation of officers on Nov. 5, 2016. 

  • Click here to watch his full speech
  • Click here to watch a highlight video about the successes of the last three years and the goals for the upcoming term. 

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. 

Ask Me About A Grand Alliance!

11/01/2016 -


Courtney Jenkins and Sherry McKnight (Baltimore Local), Nora Taggart and Kevin Walsh (New York Local).

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

President Mark Dimondstein reported to delegates in his State of the Union speech at the union’s National Convention in August that A Grand Alliance “is now a reality and consists of more than 140 organizations, including 80 national labor, faith-based, community, environmental and civil rights organizations…

A Vote of Confidence

Moving Forward In a New Term

11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

I am deeply honored to be re-elected national union president by the members of the APWU. I greatly appreciate and am humbled by the overwhelming support!  


Members of the Oklahoma City Area Local participated in a Wear Your Union Gear day last fall, as part of the Contract Campaign.

 

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

Keep the U.S. Postal Service Public!

09/15/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

From Baltimore, New York, and San Jose to Cleveland and Greensboro, community leaders, activists and postal customers came together at field hearings sponsored by A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (AGA) to examine postal issues that are important to the public. 

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