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APWU Web News Article 169-2015

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.

APWU Web News Article 164-2015

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.

APWU Web News Article 121-2015

Postal Unions Ask President To Designate July 26 ‘Postal Heritage Day’

06/09/2015 - The four postal unions have asked the White House to issue a Presidential Proclamation designating July 26, the agency’s 240th birthday, “Postal Heritage Day.”

The Postal Service was established on July 26, 1775, when an act of the Second Continental Congress created the United States Post Office Department, and named Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General.

“The USPS is the governmental agency which most interacts with the American people. Postal employees have repeatedly been recognized as the government employees most trusted by the citizens of our great country,” a June 5 letter to President Barack Obama says.

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.”