APWU: Young Members Committee Descends on D.C.

(L-R) Seated: Teresa Marie Oller, Portland OR Area Local; Luis Soto, Puerto Rico Area Local; Sabrina Larsen, Salt Lake City Area Local; Stephanie McGhee, Kansas Kaw Valley Local; Courtney Agee, Birmingham Area Local; Richard Luffman, Northeast Florida Area Local. (L-R) Standing: Southern Region Coordinator Kennith Beasley; Dominique Ballinger, Nation’s Capital Southern MD Area Local; Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell; President Mark Dimonstein; Anthony Moya, Central Jersey Area Local; Central Region Coordinator Sharyn Stone; Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez; Joshua Gray, Western Michigan Area Local.

APWU Web News Article – July 10, 2019
Regional designees of the Young Members Committee met in Washington, D.C. this week. The designees discussed how to bridge the gap between seasoned, new and young members to drive the union forward.

“APWU young workers, it’s your time to shine and carry the torch for the generations that are coming behind us,” said Dominique Ballinger, Eastern Region designee from the Nation’s Capital Southern MD Area Local.

The Committee also worked on the upcoming Young Members’ Meeting, which will be held at the All Craft Conference on Saturday, October 26th at the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel. All members, especially those 35 and younger, are encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss the labor movement and exchange tactics and strategies to get young workers involved in the union. Click here to register for the Young Members’ Meeting.

“It is essential that we work now to educate young and newer members to not just organize but mobilize to ensure the viability of the Postal Service and our union,” said Teresa Marie Oller, the most recent Committee addition from the Portland Oregon Area Local.

Source: American Postal Workers Union

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