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A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

Historic First Meeting with Postmaster General

11/01/2015 -

From left: John Hatton, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association;
Eva Dominguez, Alliance for Retired Americans; Melanie Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation/Black Women’s Roundtable; Postmaster General Megan Brennan;
Rev. Steven D. Martin, National Council of Churches; Katherine McFate, Center for Effective Government;
Jeffrey Williamson, USPS Chief Human Resources Officer; Rob Weissman, Public Citizen; and Ronald Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General.

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (AGA) held a historic first meeting with Postmaster General Megan Brennan in August. The delegation, representing six of AGA’s national signatories, brought the group’s mission – the fight to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services – directly to the Postmaster General. 

Each member of the delegation expressed the importance of the Postal Service to the people in their organizations. 

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Maine AFL-CIO Joins Grand Alliance, Backs Postal Banking

Dimondstein Was Keynote Speaker

10/28/2015 - Members of the Maine AFL-CIO adopted resolutions supporting two important postal issues at their 30th biennial convention on Oct. 22 and 23 -- in support of postal banking and to join A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. APWU President Mark Dimondstein was the keynote speaker.


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APWU Joins Civil Rights, Financial Reform Groups Urging Senate to Reject Nominees to USPS Board of Governors

10/02/2015 - The APWU joined civil rights groups, labor organizations and financial reform groups on Sept. 30 in urging Senate leaders to reject a slate of nominees to the USPS Board of Governors.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid, they wrote, “Our organizations are in agreement that it would be preferable to continue with a stripped-down Board of Governors than to fill those vacancies with a slate that includes nominees whose policy stances would be harmful to the USPS and ultimately to the public it serves.” Only three of nine governor slots are filled. Members of the board are appointed by the president and must be approved the Senate, which plans to consider four nominees as a package.

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Postal Workers Win Support at ‘Fighting Bob Fest’

09/23/2015 -

Front row: Madison Area Local President Bret Wersland; Chris Czubakowski, associate editor Milwaukee Area Local; JJ Johnson Heiss and Karen Deloof, Madison Area Local; Valerie Landowski, Regional Coordinator Northeast Wisconsin AFL-CIO.Back row: John Nichols, writer, commentator; Bernie Faust Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans; APWU of Wisconsin President Steve Lord;  Booth visitor; APWU President Mark Dimondstein, John Miceli, editor Milwaukee Area Local; Cathy Carobine; APWU Nat’l. Postal Press Assoc. President  Tony Carobine.

Named for one of Wisconsin’s best-known politicians, the annual Fighting Bob Fest has become one the nation’s largest progressive gatherings. This year’s celebration, held in Madison on Sept. 19, was no exception – and APWU members seized the opportunity to win support for the fight to save our public Postal Service.

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APWU, Grand Alliance Urge House Members To Co-Sponsor Resolutions to Protect Mail Service

08/26/2015 - The APWU joined more than 50 member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service last month to urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor two bipartisan resolutions to restore mail service standards and protect six-day mail delivery.

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Grand Alliance Delegation Meets with Postmaster General

08/17/2015 - A delegation representing six member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan at Postal Headquarters in Washington, DC, on Aug. 13. The meeting was “a historic first” for the Alliance, which is dedicated to building a vibrant, public Postal Service for generations to come.


Grand Alliance Answers the Call

‘Stand with Postal Workers’

07/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Alliance members Melanie Campbell speaks at the Washington, DC, 
​press conference.

Representatives from 17 member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service answered the APWU’s call for support on the union’s National Day of Action on May 14.

The leaders joined actor-activist Danny Glover at the APWU’s press conference in Washington, DC, which advocated Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! Speakers from Alliance organizations included Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America; Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute; Steven D. Martin of the National Council of Churches, and Richard Fiesta, executive director of Alliance of Retired Americans.

Spreading the Word, Gearing Up for Action

05/01/2015 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Since the successful launch of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service on Feb. 12, APWU’s allies have been busy spreading the word about the need to protect and enhance our nation’s public mail system.

Emails, tweets, website articles and Facebook postings from the AFL-CIO, In the Public Interest, Jobs with Justice, and many others have resulted in 50,000 people viewing an inspiring video featuring actor-activist Danny Glover that was produced to support the cause.

More than 10,000 people across the country have signed the Alliance pledge, which says, “I support the fight to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services now – and for many generations to come.”