Maine AFL-CIO Joins Grand Alliance, Backs Postal Banking

Dimondstein Was Keynote Speaker

October 28, 2015

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Members of the Maine AFL-CIO adopted resolutions supporting two important postal issues at their 30th biennial convention on Oct. 22 and 23. APWU President Mark Dimondstein was the keynote speaker. He denounced the "all-out war” on workers, unions and their rights. “We should not walk alone, and we certainly cannot win alone, and we are not alone,” Dimondstein told delegates. “There’s a whole lot more of us than there are of them.”

Resolutions were passed to join A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, and to support Affordable Consumer-Driven Financial Services at the Post Office, or postal banking.

“A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service is organized around the principle that the public good must not be sacrificed for the sake of private investment and profit and that a strong public Postal Service is our democratic right,” said the resolution, adding that the Maine AFL-CIO joins the group “in the fight to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services now – and for many generations to come.”

Members also expressed support for the Campaign for Postal Banking.

“The Maine AFL-CIO does hereby call on the U.S. Postal Service to expand and enhance existing services such as check cashing and international money transfers, and to take necessary steps towards designing and implementing additional financial services,” said the resolution. 

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