NALC President Rolando: Our plan for the 2020 election

I’m not going to say that the upcoming election is the most important of our lives, because for letter carriers every election is important. But I will say that it is the most important election since 1968 when it comes to the future of the Postal Service. Back then, a debate was raging over whether…

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APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

NSB 14-2015 – November 11, 2015 The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. “Politics as usual has not worked,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “Enough is enough!” The endorsement follows Sanders’ rousing speech before 2,000 activists at the union’s All-Craft Conference in late October. “We should judge candidates…

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Trumka, after Biden meeting, chides Clinton for struggle to ‘energize workers’

September 01, 2015 AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday criticized Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton for not doing enough to “energize workers” — amid speculation over whether big labor might back an alternative candidate like Vice President Biden. Trumka declined to endorse anybody and suggested his group would stay on the sidelines for now. But…

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AFL-CIO may delay endorsement of Clinton as 2016 presidential candidate

By Luciana Lopez – July 25, 2015 In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO’s political committee has recommended the nation’s largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages….

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Hillary Clinton Faces Unrest Among Organized Labor

By Sam Frizell – July 16, 2015 Labor activists are deeply divided over Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Hillary Clinton had good reason to celebrate Saturday. The American Federation of Teachers, a 1.6-million strong union of teachers, nurses and higher education faculty endorsed her, adding a key working-class voice to a campaign that has so far lacked…

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Hillary Clinton to huddle privately with top labor leaders, APWU President Dimondstein not invited

By Annie Karni – June 30, 2015 Hillary Clinton will attend an informal, intimate get-together for national and international labor leaders at campaign chairman John Podesta’s Washington, D.C., home on July 14, sources told POLITICO. The event, which takes place amid lingering concerns in the labor community over Clinton’s stance on trade, is scheduled for…

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