As the APWU’s top officer, the President is responsible for all of the operations of the national union, as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws. The President oversees all the activities conducted by the officers and staff of every department, division, and committee defined by the APWU Constitution.

APWU Live with President Dimondstein

APWU President Dimondstein as he reports back to members on the work and challenges we face as we move into 2021.

Topics will include the campaign for a pro-postal majority on the USPS Board of Governors, the recent creation of 5,000 new union career jobs and the upcoming opening of bargaining on the APWU/USPS Contract.

President Dimondstein's 2021 New Year Address

In his New Year message to members, APWU President Mark Dimondstein reviews our many accomplishments over the past year amid the great tragedies of 2020. As we roll into 2021, we are gearing up for a continued struggle for good jobs, good service and racial and economic justice!

The Struggle to Save the Post Office Continues… Joe Biden/Kamala Harris Elected

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The APWU elected leadership applauds this [election] outcome, as does an overwhelming majority of our members.

Joe Biden was endorsed by the APWU National Executive Board based on a stark choice. We will soon have someone in the White House who supports the public Postal Service, not one planning to dismantle and privatize it. We will have a leader who champions union rights, not one proposing to eliminate our collective bargaining rights. We will have in the White House a President who respects the dedication and integrity of postal workers, not one who labels us as corrupt and a joke. We will have in the White House someone who will follow science in relation to COVID, not denigrate public health officials. We will have a President who respects people, not one who divides us by fanning the flames of racial and religious bigotry.

I fully respect that our members hold many varying political beliefs and applaud all for being involved in the political process. Members worked for various candidates, participated in the APWU “Labor 2020” program, registered people to vote, talked to co-workers, family and friends, put up yard signs, made phone calls, worked the polls – and voted!

Every APWU member should be extremely proud of our role in securing the public’s most precious democratic right – the right to vote.

The people were counting on us and postal workers shined. An unprecedented 65 million people cast their ballots by mail…as the safest way to access the ballot box and exercise our cherished right to vote.

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January 22, 2021

APWU Advocates for Prioritization of Postal Workers in National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

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January 13, 2021

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January 12, 2021

Questions & Answers for the MOU, Re: Additional Function 1 Staffing

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January 7, 2021

In the face of an attempted Coup, Congress Certifies Presidential Election Results.

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President Dimondstein on PBS News Hour

The vital role of U.S. Postal Service in American elections

With the election nearing and many parts of the U.S. in the grips of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have become a prominent issue. But President Trump has disparaged both the U.S. Postal Service and the integrity of voting by mail. What effect could his criticism have? William Brangham talks to Mark Dimondstein of the American Postal Workers Union and then Spencer Cox, lieutenant governor of Utah.

Save the Post Office on Meet the Press

President Dimonstein joined MSNBC's Meet The Press Daily's host Chuck Todd to explain how the new Postmaster General's slowdown policies are damaging the mail. He explained why we must reject the White House's attempts to kill the public confidence in our vote-by-mail system.

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