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APWU Web News Article 62-2017

APWU and Mail Handlers Union Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts”

06/22/2017 - On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause massive disruption to the workforce but will cause further degradation of postal services for the American people throughout the country.” 

The postal unions have drawn a line in the sand and are standing united against Postmaster Brennan’s continuous “cost-saving” shortcuts – shortcuts that have greatly affected not only the bargaining-unit workforce but also mail processing, mail delivery, customer service and the reputation of the United States Postal Service. 

APWU Web News Article 137-2016

Democratic Party Platform: Preserve a Public Postal Service

APWU President Urged Panel to Adopt Postal Planks

07/05/2016 - The Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee has endorsed the public Postal Service and approved measures that were advocated by the APWU.

In a draft of the party’s platform, released on July 1, the committee recommended nearly all the postal planks outlined by President Mark Dimondstein in a presentation to the committee on June 9.

APWU Web News Article 120-2016

At DNC Platform Committee, Dimondstein Offers Spirited Defense of Public Postal Service

Urges Adoption of Postal Planks, Worker Policies

06/10/2016 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein addressed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Platform Committee on June 9, where he gave an impassioned defense of the public Postal Service and urged the committee to adopt specific pro-postal and pro-worker planks.

APWU Web News Article 119-2016

House Committee Adopts Amendment to Restore Postal Service Standards, Approves Budget Bill

06/09/2016 - The House Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly approved an amendment on June 9 to restore the USPS service standards that were in place on July 1, 2012. The amendment, which was offered by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), was adopted in a voice vote, with strong support from both Democrats and Republicans. After all the amendments were considered, the committee approved the Financial Services Appropriations bill in a vote of 30-17.

USPS Loses Money on Closures and Mail Slowdown Plan

03/07/2016 - Over the last few weeks, news has spread about a bombshell report that postal management’s supposed cost-saving decision to shutter plants and slow down the mail has actually lost the USPS money. As reported in Government Executive, “The U.S. Postal Service has long sold its decision to reduce the size of its physical footprint as a necessary evil, a painful cost-cutting measure required to adapt to the changing landscape of mail delivery. One problem: It did not cut costs.”

An Action-Packed Year

02/01/2016 -


Members of the Dallas [TX] Area Local at the
May 14 National Day of Action.

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

Frederick Douglas, the renowned anti-slavery leader, declared, “Without struggle there can be no progress.”

Certainly during 2015 we engaged in lots of needed struggle in the fight for workers’ rights and in defense of our wonderful national treasure, the public Postal Service. And, indeed, we have made some real progress.

Pocatello Takes On Washington

01/01/2016 -


Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad speaks to a reporter at a
Pocatello Local rally, also attended by
Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England.

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

A group of elected officials from Southeastern Idaho have distinguished themselves as champions of the people. Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England, Bannock County Commissioner Howard Manwaring, Pocatello Planning and Development Service Director Lon Crowell, and Old Town Pocatello Executive Director Stephanie Palagi went to Washington, DC, at the end of October to fight to keep their mail processing plant operating and to keep post offices in their communities open.

APWU Web News Article 215-2015

Postal Service’s Financial Report Brings Good News

Reports of Losses Are ‘Essentially a Fraud’

11/16/2015 - The Postal Service’s latest financial report, which showed an operating profit of $1.2 billion, is good news, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

“The report shows there is absolutely no justification for cuts in service to the American people or to the wages and benefits of postal employees,” he said. The Postal Service released the report for fiscal year 2015, which ran from Oct. 1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2015, on Nov. 13.

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