As the APWU’s top officer, the President is responsible for all of the operations of the national union, as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws. The President oversees all the activities conducted by the officers and staff of every department, division, and committee defined by the APWU Constitution.

President Dimondstein on PBS News Hour

The vital role of U.S. Postal Service in American elections

With the election nearing and many parts of the U.S. in the grips of COVID-19, mail-in ballots have become a prominent issue. But President Trump has disparaged both the U.S. Postal Service and the integrity of voting by mail. What effect could his criticism have? William Brangham talks to Mark Dimondstein of the American Postal Workers Union and then Spencer Cox, lieutenant governor of Utah.

Save the Post Office on Meet the Press

President Dimonstein joined MSNBC's Meet The Press Daily's host Chuck Todd to explain how the new Postmaster General's slowdown policies are damaging the mail. He explained why we must reject the White House's attempts to kill the public confidence in our vote-by-mail system.

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September 18, 2020

Statement: Federal Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Postal Policies that Could Slow Election Mail

The APWU calls on the Postal Service to keep its promises and follow the rule of law. And the APWU will be there to...

August 28, 2020

APWU Members Rally With Community to Demand Congress Save the Post Office

On Tuesday, headlines from news outlets across the country read: “Postal Workers Day of Action.” As the country...

August 19, 2020

Regarding PMG DeJoy Temporarily Suspending Some Recent Policy Decisions

Postmaster General DeJoy’s mid-July implementation of a series of new policies slowed down and delayed the mail. These...

August 3, 2020

Statement from APWU President Mark Dimondstein on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Advocating Postponement of November Presidential Election

Over the last four months, U.S. President Donald Trump has publicly criticized “vote by mail” over seventy (70) times,...

Saving our public Postal Service - a livestream with Sen. Bernie Sanders

In an event viewed live by hundreds of thousands of people, Sen. Bernie Sanders and the leaders of major postal unions discussed how we must work together to save our public Postal Service. 

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Pres. Mark Dimondstein, APWU
  • Pres. Fredric Rolando, NALC
  • Pres. Paul Hogrogian, NPMHU
  • Judy Beard, Political Director, APWU

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Forging a "New Normal"

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The super-rich never miss their opportunities in times of crises. From early March through April, the total wealth of billionaires in the United States boomed, increasing by $308 billion with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos personally accumulating an extra $25 billion from the pandemic!

For the rest of us, the last few months have been hard. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. It has deeply affected our health and safety, our workplaces, the well-being of our families, coworkers and communities, and the way we interact with each other. Its economic impact on the working people of the world has been devastating. In the U.S., over 45 million people are newly unemployed. Sixty million people have lost health insurance coverage. The pandemic’s economic toll may cause the USPS to run out of money, jeopardizing our jobs, retirements and our mission to serve the people.

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