Secretary-Treasurer Powell Honored with World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership

April 2, 2019

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(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

On Feb. 5, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC) as a “Roving Ambassador for Peace,” and awarded the World Peace Prize for Labor Leadership, alongside Ester Lopez, International Secretary-Treasurer, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. The award honors individuals who dedicate their lives and careers to peace, justice and labor leadership.

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell, UFCW
International Secretary-Treasurer Esther López, Ceremony Chairperson & Judge Barbara Flaherty,
and Chief Judge Fr. Sean McManus.

APWU Scholarships

The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship will award a total of $8,000 ($2,000 annually) to ten recipients (one male and one female, from each of the five APWU regions) to apply towards their four-year college tuition.

Vocational Scholarship winners will receive up to $3,000 for specialized training in fields such as culinary arts, medical or dental assistant, electrician, real estate, auto mechanic, certified IT/computer education, cosmetology, massage therapy, etc. Eligible programs can be of a nine-month to three-year duration.

May 31, 2019 is the deadline for the APWU to receive completed applications. Applicants must be a child, grandchild, stepchild, or legally adopted child, of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member. The scholarships are open only to high school seniors. Applicants may apply for either a Hallbeck or Vocational scholarship, not both.

Honoring Women's History

The National Executive Board Again Adopts Proclamation to Honor the Women of the APWU

On Feb. 15, 2019, the APWU National Executive Board adopted a proclamation honoring women of the APWU throughout March, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

It read:

Whereas, the great contributions of American women in shaping our nation are observed in March, during Women’s History Month;

Whereas, March 8th is International Working Women’s Day celebrated the world over;

Whereas, women of every race and ethnic background have been in the forefront of every major progressive movement for social change;

Whereas, women have played and continue to play a key role in the labor movement;

Whereas, women have played a unique and powerful role in the American Postal Workers Union, therefore be it

Resolved, we encourage all locals and state organizations to pay tribute to women during Women’s History Month for the contributions they have made in our continuing struggle, and be it further

Resolved, we encourage all locals/states to organize and participate in International Working Women’s Day events.

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