NPMHU Secures Delay of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

Mail Handler Update – July 14, 2017 USPS management continues to implement its ill-conceived plans to realign its work force. Their plans involve massive bid reversions and job abolishments in almost every mail processing facility throughout the country. In most cases, management is basing its staffing needs on the flawed Function 1 Scheduler that the…

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APWU Says Court ‘Made the Right Call’ in Staples/Office Depot Merger

For Immediate Release 05/10/2016 – The following statement is from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union: “U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the right call today, upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to block a deeply flawed merger between Staples and Office Depot. “Starting the day this bad deal was unveiled,…

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Why USPS doesn’t celebrate rare net profit; and a big service-cut plan dies

By Joe Davidson – February 14, 2016 After years of singing the blues, postal officials had reason for a praise song. For the first time in almost five years, they reported a U.S. Postal Service quarterly net profit. The $307 million in net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended Dec….

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APWU: Bernie Sanders Touts Postal Banking on Jimmy Kimmel

Web News Article #: 201-2015 10/22/2015 – Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a strong case for postal banking while appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Oct. 21. [Watch an excerpt here, beginning at approximately 18:00.] “We have millions and millions of low-income people who have to go to these payday lenders…

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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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How The Post Office Could Take On The Payday Loan Industry

By Dave Jamieson – February 11, 2015 With the idea of postal banking becoming more mainstream in the U.S., the head of the largest union of postal workers says he plans to make a revived banking service part of his union’s upcoming contract talks with the U.S. Postal Service. Mark Dimondstein, president of the American…

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Postmaster General: ‘Myopia’ from Congress, unions stifling USPS

By Emily Kopp – January 6, 2014 “Myopia” and “shortsightedness” from postal unions, Congress and the mailing industry are keeping the Postal Service from making changes that would let it survive in the digital era, according to Postmaster General Pat Donahoe. “That may sound a little harsh, but it would be too easy to say…

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Ralph Nader Radio Hour: APWU President Dimondstein, Drones, Credit Cards

Our guest, Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers’ Union, tells us how the forces of privatization are trying to cripple the Post Office, and what we can do about it. We discuss the latest report on how drone attacks are actually losing us the “war on terror.” And Ralph explains why he has…

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