USPS contract talks stall

By Joe Davidson – May 28, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proud of its pledge to deliver mail through all kinds of tough stuff. But it looks like one of its hardest jobs is getting through contract talks. Negotiations with one of its largest labor organizations, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), stalled…

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Danny Glover leads postal worker rally downtown D.C.

By Emily Heil – May 14, 2015 Hey, isn’t that… actor Danny Glover, leading a group of sign-toting protesters in front of the post office building at 14th and L Streets downtown? The “Lethal Weapon” star, looking rally-chic in a pair of cargo pants, a union-logo T-shirt, and a sport coat, joined members of the…

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APWU: Wearing it on Your Sleeve

[maxgallery id=”34243″]Web News Article #:  057-2015 03/20/2015 – If you want to wear your solidarity on your sleeve, APWU Forever T-shirts are available for purchase for $12 each, plus shipping and handling. The shirt features the “Our Postal Service: Yesterday, Today, Forever” logo on the back and a small APWU insignia on the front. It…

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APWU: Union Members Bring the House Down at Pre-Negotiation Rally

Web News Article #: 033-2015 02/18/2015 – Over a hundred labor union members, leaders and activists participated in a spirited rally on the eve of APWU contract negotiations at the AFL-CIO headquarters on Feb. 18. Lively chants of “We want a contract!” and “What kind of power? Union power!” rose up between passionate calls for…

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Postal Groups’ New Lethal Weapon? Danny Glover

By Eric Katz – February 17, 2015 Labor unions and other stakeholder groups have long fought to preserve the U.S. Postal Service. While their efforts have failed to prevent reduced hours, network consolidations and workforce cuts, they remain determined to rally against modernization initiatives they say would permanently debilitate the institution. Now, in addition to…

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APWU: Postal Workers and USPS to Open Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19 at Pivotal Time for the Postal Service

In a First, Union to Put Issues Such as Postal Banking, Expanded Hours and Additional Customer Services on the Bargaining Table, Along with Wages and Benefits Actor-Activist Danny Glover and APWU Pres. Mark Dimondstein to speak at Kickoff News Conference For Immediate Release – 02/17/2015 WASHINGTON – Contract talks between the American Postal Workers Union…

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A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

By  Bill Brickley – February 17, 2015 “Though the Postal Service is in the midst of an economic turnaround many in Congress envision the Postal Service as a sort of pinata to be broken apart so the corporate sector can further enrich themselves. They disregard three straight years of an operational profit and ignore the…

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