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APWU Web News Article 102-2015

Fired Up and Ready to Go!

Day of Action Kicked Off with Gusto

05/15/2015 -

“Are you fired up? Are you ready to go?”

That’s the question APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell asked dozens of supporters who kicked off the May 14 National Day of Action in front of the post office on 14th and L Streets in Washington, DC – just one week before the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires.

Click here for photos of locals in action. Click here to see media coverage.

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.”

Have You Seen the Video?

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

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

03/01/2015 -

(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.

APWU News Bulletin

More than 60 National Groups Launch ‘A Grand Alliance’ to Save Our Public Postal Service

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.

APWU Web News Article 030-2015

Danny Glover, Dimondstein to Appear on The Ed Show This Evening

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.

 

Press Release

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

Postal Workers and USPS to Open Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19 at Pivotal Time for the Postal Service

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.

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