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APWU Web News Article 28-2019

Salmon Co. Drivers in El Paso, TX Unanimously Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement

04/22/2019 - Drivers from the newly unionized Salmon Co. in El Paso, TX unanimously ratified the terms of their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. These APWU new members received most of the terms of the negotiated Salmon contract for the Dallas Area Local.

Due to the organizing efforts and continued support of Texoma Local representatives Sonny Castleman and Michael Robinson, the members now have bargaining rights and proper representation. These members are happy to now deal with the company on an even playing field. 100 percent of the membership voted to ratify the terms.

APWU Web News Article 27-2019

APWU Members Take a Tax Day Stand against Privatization

04/18/2019 - On April 15, Tax Day, thousands of APWU members and allies took to the street to spread the news that the US Mail Runs on Zero Tax Dollars! At more than 100 locations from Hawaii to New England, activists fighting for the public good passed out flyers and spoke to citizens about the vital, public good the USPS provides, all without a dollar of taxpayer money.

 

 

 

Press Release

On Tax Day – April 15 -- Postal Workers to Deliver Two Messages at More than 100 Locations in Nearly Every State and through a National Television Advertisement

1) It’s a myth that the U.S. Postal Service relies on tax dollars for its operations. 2) The threat of the White House selling off the USPS to private interests leading to higher cost and less service for postal customers is real.

04/12/2019 - WASHINGTON – U.S. Postal Service employees joined by community supporters will engage postal customers outside post offices and leaflet at more than 100 locations from coast-to-coast Monday, April 15 -- Tax Day. Through leafleting, advertising, viral messages, and one-on-one conversations with customers, postal workers want to make it clear that USPS takes NO tax dollars. A common misconception is the postal service is tax-supported.

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APWU Launches New Ad - "We Deliver Almost Anything"

04/12/2019 - The lighthearted video below makes a crucial point – of all the many things the Postal Service will accept from the public, tax dollars are not one of them. The video advertisement's release is in coordination with Tax Day actions all over the country on Monday, April 15.

Watch and share the video with your friends and family.

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Stay Strong Going Into Arbitration

04/02/2019 - (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Organization Director Anna Smith

With contract negotiations going into interest arbitration, staying united and strong is essential at every level. Reminding not only ourselves but our non-member co-workers that the need to stand together is essential to preserve the rights and benefits we currently enjoy.

Below are some examples of what APWU members can and have achieved by working together.

From the Field

04/02/2019 - This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Below are quotes from various APWU local and state publications throughout the country. All the publications listed are part of the Postal Press Association.

Honored to be Serving as Northeast Coordinator

04/02/2019 - (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Northeast Region Coordinator Ron Suslak

On Jan. 16, President Dimondstein appointed me to the vacant Northeast Regional Coordinator position with confirmation by the National Executive Board, following John Dirzius’s retirement from the role on Dec. 31, 2018.  John is a personal friend of mine, an outstanding Regional Coordinator, and an energetic labor leader. Our union is better for his many years of hard work and dedication, and I know I will have large shoes to fill in the upcoming months.

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