Payday Lenders Trapping Senior Citizens

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Although the payday lending industry slowed in California in 2016, it increased dramatically among senior citizens. For the first time, seniors took out...

Tell the Postmaster General

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) Every day, people receiving public assistance pay a portion of their benefits in fees to access their own money. It could be Social Security...

The Market for International Remittances is Hot

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) The market for international remittances – sending money abroad – is rapidly expanding. Between 2010 and 2014, money transfers worldwide increased...

Consumer Protections Under Attack

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) After the devastating 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act that led to creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (...

APWU Goals for the Upcoming Year

President Dimondstein spoke about the recent victories and future challenges for the American Postal Workers Union during his address at the installation of officers on Nov. 5, 2016.  Click here to watch his full speech Click here to watch a...

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