You’re Key to Winning the Fight: Join a Collective Action Team!

January 11, 2021

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(This article first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

As the APWU begins preparations for negotiations on the next collective bargaining agreement, members are encouraged to get involved in the effort. As we did during negotiations for the 2018-2021 Contract, the APWU will have a contract campaign to bring the fight for a good union contract to the workroom floor (click here for more information on contract negotiations).

Members are encouraged to join a Collective Action Team (CAT) as we begin the process of “gearing up” for the campaign. Some of the activities the teams coordinate include “union gear days” (when members wear APWU gear to the worksite), passing out leaflets/flyers, organizing and participating in informational pickets, and reaching out to postal customers through social and traditional media (TV/newspapers).

Additionally, CATs will be the leaders on the workroom floor in the APWU’s other campaigns this year, organizing and building momentum for U.S. Mail: Not for Sale and our campaign to Save the Post Office and permanently end harmful service delays.

In this crucial year, the work of APWU members is needed more than ever before. Joining a CAT and organizing on the workroom floor is one of the best ways APWU members can fight for change and mobilize other union members and our communities.

More information about the 2021 Contract Campaign will be published on and in future issues of The American Postal Worker. For more information about joining a CAT, go to the “One Team, One Fight” page.

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