Mobilizing a Progressive Labor Movement

Postal workers are experts in workroom floor solidarity. But in order to build a true, progressive labor movement, that sense of mobilization must be spread into the community – and beyond. “None of us can do anything to move the progressive...

Don’t Forget: 24th Annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive is May 14

The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all...

A Criminal Gets Off Easy

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) You may have heard recently of the conviction of a criminal named Don Blankenship. He was sentenced to one year in prison. I am one who believes our...

Santa Ana Second Graders Love Writing Letters – And Saving Our Post Office

St. Anne’s second graders show off letters they wrote to their parents asking them to help Save Our Post Office. Chief Steward Sandra German and Western Region Coordinator Omar Gonzalez visited on April 25. After a visit from the APWU on April 25,...

2-Cent Postage Cut is ‘Bad News’

A ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates from 49 to 47 cents will “disrupt service and undermine a great national treasure,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The decision is bad...

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