APWU Contract Town Hall August 24, 2021

August 24, 2021 Contract updates from the APWU National Negotiation Committee. Hear Updates from National Officers President Mark Dimondstein, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman and other National Negotiations Committee members have important updates, we are 8 weeks and more than 86 proposals into contract negotiations. Officers will also take questions directly from Zoom participants. 

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APWU’S 50TH BIRTHDAY VIRTUAL CELEBRATION!

50 Years of Solidarity The APWU was founded on July 1, 1971, in the wake of the Great Postal Strike of 1970 and the Postal Reorganization Act, which granted our demand for the right to collectively bargain.  The founding of the union brought together the United Federation of Postal Clerks, the National Postal Union, the National Association of Post Office and General Service Maintenance Employees, the National Federation of Motor Vehicle Employees, and the National Association […]

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APWU LIVE – JUNE 1

President Dimondstein was joined by Secretary-Treasurer Powell for June’s Livestream. They covered the upcoming kick off of our contract campaign, the new bipartisan postal reform legislation, and more on the 10 year plan and our fight to stop the delays. They took questions from members on organizing non-members in the USPS, EFEL leave, proposals for retiree health care under the Postal Service Reform Act and the threat to small post offices.

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APWU LIVE WITH PRESIDENT DIMONDSTEIN FEB 25, 2021

In February’s livestream, APWU President Mark Dimondstein spoke about the push to make voluntary vaccinations available for postal workers, the USPS Board of Governors, contract bargaining and his recent testimony to the House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee. He took questions from members on a range of subjects including our opposition to a two-tier workforce, workplace safety, PTF conversions and paid holidays, as well as the Postmaster General’s forthcoming 10-year plan.

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Holiday video: Ol’ Timer: Support Postal Workers and a Public US Postal Service

Sign the Petition Longtime APWU Retiree, Byron Denton, age 92, was a postal worker. As an old timer, he has experienced some tough times, but nothing compared to the hardships faced by today’s postal workers. They have delivered through an unprecedented global pandemic and they deserve support. Show you will stand with postal workers and a public US Postal Service: sign the petition to #SaveThePostOffice www.apwu.org/petition 

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WATCH: WHY WE NEED THE POSTAL SERVICE

The U.S. Postal Service has long been an important source of decent jobs, particularly for people of color, who make up 40 percent of their workforce. In the current crisis, postal workers are playing a particularly vital role in our nation’s economic and public health as they strain to meet the surge in demand for package deliveries. At the same time, mail volume has plummeted as a result of the crisis. Without emergency relief, the […]

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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.

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2 MILLION+ VOICES TO #SAVETHEPOSTOFFICE

Securing relief from the economic impact of the Coronavirus crisis is part of our work to ensure the health and safety of postal workers and the long-term future of the Postal Service. The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the Summer. But instead of backing our public Postal Service, the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit. […]

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Save the Post Office Ad and Danny Glover spot hit the airwaves

Postal workers and the fight to save the Postal Service hit the airwaves in two important new radio spots. A new radio ad, which focuses on the threat the USPS, was launched today by the American Postal Workers Union. The nationwide ad buy will inlude key states, whose senators will cast crucial votes on postal finances. APWU · Radio Ad: Essential Meanwhile, actor and social activist Danny Glover who has long been a supporter of postal workers […]

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Save the Postal Service – Because it’s yours!

The Postal Service is in a crisis, caused by the Coronavirus, and Congress needs to act, urgently. Call your Senators and tell them to support stimulus funding for the USPS: 833-946-2037. The Coronavirus shutdown is plummeting postal revenues while increasing costs. The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the summer and the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of […]

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President Dimondstein Appears on Democracy Now!

President Dimondstein appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez today. He spoke about the campaign to save the Postal Service. The interview covered the financial crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service, the impact of the Coronavirus on the USPS and the vital role of our public Postal Service in carrying out civic life across the country. DEMOCRACY NOW! INTERVIEW PART 1

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Over 400,000 People Demand a Postmaster General Who Supports the Public Postal Service

On Jan. 6, APWU national officers, fellow union members, organizers and activists, many from organizations in A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service (Grand Alliance), gathered at USPS Headquarters to demand the Postal Board of Governors preserve the public Postal Service. The rally concluded a hugely successful petition drive launched after current Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced in October that she would retire on Jan. 31, 2020. 400,000 people signed the petition supporting […]

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