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APWU Fight for Working Class Unity, APWU

Fight for Working Class Unity, APWU

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By President Mark Dimondstein “In Our Unity, Lies Our Strength!” “An Injury to One is an Injury to All!” These are crucial union principles for building a better life for postal, and all, workers. The corporate rulers know it. They counter …

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APWU The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service

The Heritage Foundation: A Think-Tank on a Mission to Destroy the Public Postal Service

Courtesy of Mike Konopacki (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On paper, the Heritage Foundation looks like an ordinary “think tank,” a group of experts who research public policy ideas and write reports and articles. The organization describes itself as a research and educational non-profit, promoting conservative …

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APWU ‘In Our Hands is Placed a Power…’ APWU

‘In Our Hands is Placed a Power…’ APWU

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By President Mark Dimondstein There are many daunting challenges on the horizon that demand our attention and action as postal workers. Management, with their slash and burn approach, has targeted 16,000 jobs for reversion, abolishment or excessing, which not only disrupts …

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APWU Solidarity and Support to Victims of Hurricane Harvey APWU

Solidarity and Support to Victims of Hurricane Harvey APWU

08/29/2017 – Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially our fellow APWU members. Texans are reeling after getting slammed by the Category 4 hurricane, resulting in intense flooding over the weekend. The storm has left at least 14 dead and hundreds, if not thousands homeless, as …

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APWU Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

07/20/2017 – Following strong resistance from the APWU – and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) – USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations. However, this may one be a temporary reprieve as the USPS is planning to move ahead with their …

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APWU Tell the Postmaster General Provide ATMs in Post Offices

Tell the Postmaster General Provide ATMs in Post Offices

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) Every day, people receiving public assistance pay a portion of their benefits in fees to access their own money. It could be Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs benefits, refugee benefits, or one of many state and local programs. …

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APWU APWU and Mail Handlers Union Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts.”

APWU and Mail Handlers Union Send a United Message to PMG Brennan Denouncing “Wholesale and Massive Job Cuts.”

06/22/2017 – On June 21, the APWU and National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) sent a joint letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan chastising her administration’s “wholesale and massive job cuts.” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and NPMHU President Paul Hogrogian explained, “The cutting of an already skeletal workforce will not only cause massive disruption to …

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APWU APWU Wins Another National Level Arbitration Award

APWU Wins Another National Level Arbitration Award

Arbitrator Goldberg found USPS violated ‘POStPlan’ MOU 06/07/2017 – The APWU scores another victory today, defending postal employees in the union’s bargaining unit. Arbitrator Goldberg issued an award in a national-level case over what remedy was due for the Postal Service’s failure to staff ‘POStPlan’ offices following an original award on September 5, 2014 and …

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APWU USPS Private Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

USPS Private Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Beam Bros. Trucking caught stealing from and endangering employees 06/02/2017 – On March 16, 2017, Beam Bros. Trucking, Inc., a private trucking company, was indicted on multiple counts of fraud and abuse in their capacity as a Highway Contract Route (HCR) operator for the USPS. The APWU Motor Vehicle Service Division has fought for years …

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APWU White House 2018 Budget Proposal Targets Postal Workers and Postal Services

White House 2018 Budget Proposal Targets Postal Workers and Postal Services

05/26/2017 – This week the White House released their budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as they do every fiscal year. There are a number of disturbing provisions which will directly affect postal workers and postal services for the American people. The White House’s budget proposes $46 billion in “savings” to the Postal Service …

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