A Notorious Part of History: May 1933: The Dissolution of Labor Unions in Nazi/Fascist Germany

This month in Labor History, we look back at the dissolution of labor unions in Nazi/Fascist Germany in May of 1933. As authoritarianism takes a dangerous hold in the United States, this is a lesson from Nazi Germany that should be a wakeup call for...

The History of International Working Women’s Day

International Working Women’s Day (IWD) is a day of collective global activism and celebration that belongs to all those committed to progressing women’s equality. Celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women, the...

APWU Announces Dedication of Headquarters Boardroom to President William H. Burrus

APWU has honored the legacy of former President William H. Burrus by renaming the National Executive Boardroom at APWU Headquarters in his memory. 

APWU Celebrates Dedication of the History Center

On the evening of Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, officers, staff, and guests of the APWU gathered for the dedication of the APWU History Center. Built around the theme “The Struggle Continues,” the History Center celebrates the courage, unity, and collective...

Our Labor History: War on the Waterfront; Save the Post Office National Day of Action; Newport News Shipyard Strike

For the July-August 2023 issue of the American Postal Worker, we take a look back on labor history during the War on the Waterfront, the Save the Post Office Day of Action, and the Newport News Shipyard Strike,