03/20/2015 - Jim Hightower, editor of the Hightower Lowdown, will host a “Post Office Lowdown” conference call featuring APWU President Mark Dimondstein on Tuesday, March 24, at 1 p.m. EDT.
03/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The launch of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service featured the debut of a 2-minute video, “Our Postal Service,” featuring actor-activist Danny Glover.
For Glover, it’s personal. In the video, he recounts what the Postal Service has meant to his family and many others.
He ends the video by calling on all those who care about maintaining a vibrant, public Postal Service to join him in A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, calling it “A Public Trust, A National Treasure.”
65 National Organizations Launch
(This article first appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
On Feb. 12, more than 60 national organizations joined forces to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. The debut of the Alliance included the premiere of a video featuring actor-activist Danny Glover, the creation of a new website, and many messages on social media.
“I hope every APWU member will support this important endeavor by sharing the news with their family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and by posting messages on social media,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
Included among the 65 national organizations are the National Council of Churches, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, International Association of Fire Fighters, Alliance for Retired Americans, Greenpeace USA, Vote Vets Action Fund, and the AFL-CIO.
02/19/2015 - On Feb. 12, 2015, more than 60 national organizations joined forces to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. The debut of the Alliance included the premiere of a video featuring actor-activist Danny Glover, the creation of a new website, a press conference, and many messages on social media.
Included among the 64 national organizations are the National Council of Churches, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Alliance for Retired Americans, Greenpeace USA, Vote Vets Action Fund, and the AFL-CIO.
02/18/2015 - Actor-activist Danny Glover will appear on The Ed Show this evening, Feb. 18, along with APWU President Mark Dimondstein. They will discuss A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. The Ed Show airs on MSNBC at 5 p.m. Glover championed the need for a vibrant Postal Service in a two-minute video posted last week and asked the public to join him in A Grand Alliance to save it.
In a First, Union to Put Issues Such as Postal Banking, Expanded Hours and Additional Customer Services on the Bargaining Table, Along with Wages and Benefits
Actor-Activist Danny Glover and APWU Pres. Mark Dimondstein to speak at Kickoff News Conference
02/17/2015 - WASHINGTON – Contract talks between the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the U.S. Postal Service for a new contract start Thursday, Feb 19. This will be the first time in four-and-a-half years that APWU and postal management have bargained for a newcollective bargaining agreement. It also will mark the first labor negotiations for new Postmaster General Megan Brennan.
Danny Glover Releases Video: 'Our Postal Service'
THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE IS ABOUT US
A 'Grand Alliance’ of More than 60 National Organizations Advocates Expanded Public Postal Services; Opposes Service Cuts, Privatization
News Conference Thurs., Feb. 12, 2 p.m. At the National Press Club
WASHINGTON—Sixty-three national organizations have formed “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.” A Feb. 12 news conference will present advocates for improved, public postal services and the premiere of a 2-minute video, featuring actor Danny Glover.
This unprecedented alliance is comprised of national religious coalitions, retiree organizations, educational and postal and other unions, lawmakers, and progressive advocacy groups. These prestigious organizations have come together because the U.S. Postal Service, an institution older than the nation itself, is in danger.
WHO: Richard J. Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance of Retired Americans; Melanie L. Campbell, Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable and President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and Mark Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union.
WHAT: News Conference to launch A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.
WHERE: National Press Club, Bloomberg Room, 13th Floor, National Press Building (14th and F Streets NW)
12/22/2014 - New Year's Greeting to One and All!
Your membership in the American Postal Workers Union is the foundation of our strength as we fight for workplace and social justice. I salute you, the thousands of union members and activists, for your contributions to the well-being of all postal workers – active and retired, career and non-career.
I encourage those who are not yet “union active” to commit some of your time in the coming year. There is something for everyone to do: Attend union meetings, volunteer to serve on a committee, act as a shop steward, write an article for your local union paper or website, join a protest at Staples, urge your members of Congress to defend postal workers and the public Postal Service, support fast food and Walmart workers in their demands for $15 per hour and a union, and get involved in our fight for a new APWU union contract in 2015.
The survival of the public Postal Service and our jobs is at stake and you can help make a difference. Yes, each and every one of us has an important role to play. Think about how much stronger we would be if every member volunteered just an hour or two each month for union activism.
09/09/2014 - Since 2010, it’s gotten harder for minorities, young people, senior citizens and working people to vote, but easier for the super-rich to buy elections. Corporate money is drowning out the voice of the people.
The Senate vote on Sept. 8 to allow consideration of the “Democracy for All” Constitutional Amendment presents a good opportunity to address the issue, as do other measures.