Stop the Postal Sell-off: Say NO to a Privatizer as the Postmaster General

Sign the petition to the Postal Service Board of Governors

In July 2018 the White House announced proposals to privatize the Postal Service. Now Postmaster General Megan Brennan has announced her departure as Postmaster General in January 2020.

The Postmaster General has wide powers to shape the mission of USPS and there is a real risk that Brennan’s successor could hand over parts of the service to private, profit-making corporations and prepare it for a wholesale sell-off.

The people will rightly expect a new Postmaster General who will uphold the Postal Service’s public mission and will work to preserve and enhance our national treasure.

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About the Organization Department

The Organization Department helps strengthen the APWU at the local, state and national level by maintaining and increasing the membership of our union.

The Director is responsible for organizing the unorganized, promoting and advising membership committees in all phases of membership recruitment programs. The department also prepares and maintains organizing material to the respective membership for all APWU divisions.

On the Oregon Trail

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

Notice I didn’t say “organizing” trail although in this instance it is one and the same. I am just back from a trip to the Beaver State during which I took the highways and byways to talk union to postal workers.

The statewide blitz was both exhausting and exciting. I would like to see all the states conduct one – including the states with vast territory. After inviting all the locals in the state to participate, possible “hot spots” to target were mapped out with the thought of stopping to visit as many post offices on the way as possible.

A three-day training was conducted at the beginning of the tour. The focus of the training was giving local leaders the tools and confidence to not only bring new members into our family, but how to have motivating conversations with our existing members about getting more involved in all aspects of their locals.

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About the Organization Department

The Organization Department helps strengthen the APWU at the local, state and national level by recruiting new members and increasing the membership in our union. 

The Organization Director works with our union’s leadership at every level to create and maintain organizing materials that are an effective appeal to prospective members of all divisions and crafts. The department promotes, encourages, and advises membership committees in all the phases of local and national membership recruitment programs.

Additional activities of the Organization Department include:

  • The development and implementation of innovative training programs to best equip our organizers at the local, state and national level.
  • Monitor and evaluate our membership data to discover where our efforts are working and where to focus our resources to the greatest effect.
  • Work with all other department and divisions at the headquarters level to incorporate a comprehensive message of the full benefit of APWU membership.
  • Create new methods of streamlining our membership process with an emphasis on accuracy and lowering the workload on our locals.
  • Providing new tools to make organizing our membership easier, more accurate and effective for our local and state organizations.  

IT TAKES ALL OF US - The Union isn’t a 3rd Party

Organizing our membership is every member’s job all the time. The success of our organizing effort is dependent on local and state involvement. The Organization Department is committed to providing the tools for us to succeed but it is only with your help that we can reach our goal of maximum solidarity.  

I welcome all of our brothers and sisters to join in the organization effort and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at (202) 842-4227.

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