APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

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09/15/2014With contract negotiations set to begin early next year, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 13th member, appointed by the president, is a member of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.

The Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee provides input to the union’s National Negotiating Team, which has full authority to negotiate the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. The committee must approve any tentative agreement before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote.

Contract negotiations are set to begin in February, 90 days before the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on May 20, 2015.

Mark Dimondstein
President
Annette August-Taylor
President, Virginia Postal Workers Union
Debby Szeredy
Executive Vice President
Ron Suslak
President, Queens Area Local
Elizabeth Powell
Secretary-Treasurer
Jonathan Smith
President, New York Metro Postal Union
Tony D. McKinnon Sr.
Director, Industrial Relations
Daleo Freeman
President, Cleveland Area Local
Clint Burelson
Director, Clerk Division
David Yao
Executive Vice President, Greater Seattle Area Local
Steve Raymer
Director, Maintenance Division
Charlie Cash
President, Salt Lake City Area Local
Michael Foster
Director, MVS Division
Robert Pritchard
Trenton Metro Area Local
Steve Brooks
Director, Support Services Division
Chauncy Madere
President, Western Supply Center Area Local
Sharyn Stone
Central Region Coordinator
LaTonia Smith
President, Indianapolis Area Local
Mike Gallagher
Eastern Region Coordinator
Vince Tarducci
President, Philadelphia BMC Local
John Dirzius
Northeast Region Coordinator
Robert Johnson
President, Greater Connecticut Area Local
Kennith Beasley
Southern Region Coordinator
Yared Wonde
President, Dallas Area Local
Omar Gonzalez
Western Region Coordinator
Lisa Herrera
Executive Vice President, East Bay Area Local
Mark Dimondstein
President
Angela Garrett
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force

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4 thoughts on “APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    PITTSBURGH METRO AREA POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO
    Past or current office held, if any
    LOCAL PRESIDENT 1974-1994, APWU DIR 1980-1983, PRESIDENT RETIREE CHAPTER
    What a previous poster doesn’t understand, is I am a retiree activist who loves the Union first, not a retired Unionist that promotes retirees over the good of the Union. And by the way, what is this nebulous representation that the poster and his ilk claim is being denied retirees? Our chapter has over 500 members. When I contact national it is not for ‘representation’, but because our printout roster is never correct. It doesn’t take ‘representation’ to straighten that out! What ‘representation’ has been denied to the poster?

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Southwest Coastal Area Local
    Past or current office held, if any
    Retiree Chapter President
    Full Representation for Retirees is a small cost to having a person on the rank and file committee.

    Thanks John Richards for your continued support of retiree.

  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    PITTSBURGH METRO AREA POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO
    Past or current office held, if any
    LOCAL PRESIDENT 1974-1994, APWU DIR 1980-1983, PRESIDENT RETIREE CHAPTER
    An example of the wisdom of the recent Convention: If there had been three added to the Executive Board as was proposed, that would require three additional RFBAC Committee members, and the costs associated with that. Moreover, since the Retiree Director was one of the proposed, it is likely you would have had a retiree sitting on that committee.

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