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.
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.
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, and many messages on social media.
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)
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.
07/31/2014 - Actor Danny Glover gave an impassioned speech on the final day of the APWU’s 22nd Biennial Convention, declaring that he would be part of the fight to keep the Postal Service in the hands of the people.
07/25/2014 - Convention delegates were inspired by rousing speeches from two great supporters of working people.
Ed Schultz, host of The Ed Show on MSNBC addressed the delegates on day 4 of the National Convention and Reverend William Barber, a leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina told delegates that the time is right for a new coalition in America.
07/22/2014 - After noting that some have called Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s actions criminal -- a clear violation of the law that created and maintains the Postal Service as a fundamental right of the people -- APWU President Mark Dimondstein called the PMG “Wall Street’s Trojan Horse, the privatizer from within.”