Building a Democracy for the 21st Century

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)  "Our democracy is under siege,” declares the website of the Democracy Initiative. The group is dedicated to ending the unprecedented influence of...

APWU Joins Democracy Initiative

Five years after the “Citizens United” Supreme Court ruling unleashed unlimited and often secret corporate cash into the political process and elections, and with voter suppression on the rise, the APWU has joined the “Democracy Initiative,” a...

An Action-Packed Year

Members of the Dallas [TX] Area Local at the May 14 National Day of Action. (This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Frederick Douglas, the renowned anti-slavery leader, declared, “Without...

What is ALEC?

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) “ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is not a lobby or a front group. It is much more powerful than that,” writes ALEC Exposed.

Support Grows for Labor Unions

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) After years of declining strength and support, labor unions are regaining popularity. More than half of Americans – 58 percent – said they...

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