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APWU Web News Article 54-2017

Union Administration Training Graduates

05/31/2017 -  

Featured is the graduating class of the Union Administration Training recently held at the Maritime Institute. The training was designed to give local and state presidents, executive vice presidents, and secretary-treasurers the skills needed to meet the upcoming challenges facing the labor movement. Seated are Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy and Director of Research and Education Joyce B. Robinson.

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).

APWU Web News Article 37-2017

APWU to Join People’s Climate March on April 29

04/25/2017 -

On Saturday, April 29, APWU members will join allies from labor, civil rights, environmental and political reform groups for the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC.

Participants are joining together to “stand up for our communities and climate.” The American Postal Workers Union encourages all its members to come out and march either in Washington, D.C., or in one of the sister marches across the country. Click here to find one near you.

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? 

Organize to Fight Consolidations!

01/01/2017 -


APWU members and allies hold a protest to save the Duluth, MN, processing plant. 

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

It is time to assess our goals for the next three years. we still have to work hard to stop the consolidations and restore the service standards. It is time to up the fight against the reason for delayed mail. It is hurting the Postal Service’s brand and lowering the public’s trust in us.

Young Workers

First Meeting of Young Members Committee

01/01/2017 -


The National Young Members Committee with National Officers.  (L-R) (front row) Courtney Jenkins, Sabrina Larsen, Ephrem De Hoyos, Quanisha Mcneal, Joshua Gray  (back row) Zach DeRuyter, Matt Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell, President Mark Dimondstein, Vice President Debby Szeredy, Courtney Agee, John Santos and Stephanie McGhee.

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

The newly formed National Young Members Committee had their first meeting on Nov. 5, 2016. Its creation is a result of the resolution passed at the 23rd National Convention. It called for a committee comprised of one young member and one alternate from each of the union’s five regions. President Dimondstein appointed ten members the Regional Coordinators recommended to serve a 14-month term from Nov. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2017.

The New Collective Bargaining Agreement

09/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the September-October issue of The American Postal Worker Magazine)

I hope that you are as excited as I am about our new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Standing up and fighting back was the key. We all played a part in achieving the majority of our goals and there are lessons from this moment that we should pass on for our future negotiations – which are just around the corner: The new contract expires Sept. 20, 2018.

As a member of the Negotiating Committee, I had the honor of being involved throughout the entire negotiation process. There was an important difference in these negotiations that involved you, the member.

APWU Web News Article 155-2016

APWU Members Spread Message at Democratic Convention

07/29/2016 -


From left: Legislative Director Judy Beard, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson, Philadelphia PA Local Secretary Cynthia Heyward, Philadelphia Local President Nick Casselli, Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy, President Mark Dimondstein, Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher and Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell.

APWU members interacted with thousands of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25-28, promoting A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, advocating postal banking and voting by mail, and dispelling common myths about the USPS.

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