Video: How Postal Workers Are Fighting Back and Winning

Published on Sep 23, 2015 Ken Lerch, longtime labor activist and the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 3825, discusses how postal workers are fighting back against the efforts to privatize the postal service and to bust the unions. “If we’re not prepared to strike, we won’t be successful in our fight.”…

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NPMHU Urges Participation In The Grand Alliance

The NPMHU is pleased to be working with the APWU, NALC, NRLCA, and a number of like-minded organizations to establish “A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.” This Alliance is a comprehensive coalition of national organizations made up of other labor unions, civil rights groups, religious organizations and progressive policy advocates that all…

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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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Video: Grand Alliance Announced At National Press Club – February 12, 2015

[cvm_video id=”32787″]   The formation of the alliance has been in the works for months, and has been the vision of APWU President Mark Dimondstein from the beginning of his term of office. At his installation speech before more than 1,000 union members in November 2013, Dimondstein called for a grand alliance to save the…

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APWU New York Area Metro ‘The Union Mail’ – February 2015 Edition

In this issue: Enforce our contract to save Maintenance jobs Black history in the Post Office Building a new future through Collective Bargaining Open season for Maintenance Craft PER update Lessons from Europe: the winners and losers of postal privatization New faces on Capitol Hill Campaign for Postal Banking: A win/win “Don’t Buy Staples” Campaign…

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APWU: The Impact of Plant Closures – Beyond the Postal Sphere

How can we stop the USPS from lowering service standards and closing or consolidating mail processing plants? How can we reach our communities? How can we motivate our legislators and neighborhood organizations? How can we reach the businesses in our cities and town? We must let residents know the effect the reduction in service standards and…

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