Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

note: Jerry Stidman is a candidate running for President of the American Postal Workers Union. The press release below is not an endorsement by for Mr. Stidman or any other candidate running in the upcoming APWU National Elections.

Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

Jerry Stidman, candidate for National President of the American Postal Workers Union

July 23, 2016

Jerry Stidman a member of the American Postal Workers Union from Terre Haute, Indiana ramps up his campaign to gain their national presidency. Stidman, a leading activist for a vibrant public post office with an all-union workforce will champion a positive message for change.

The APWU represent over 200,000 active and retired postal workers. These postal employees work in the clerical,maintenance, and motor vehicle service areas of the post office.

Stidman said, “We will work to improve working conditions on our workroom floor. Strive to improve wages and benefits for all of our members. We will reach out to Congress to launch pro labor legislation.”

He has authored petitions that have been signed by hundreds of thousands of people from across the USA. Most of his petitions are about improving the US Postal Service and present a pro-labor message. Stidman is also the founder of a popular series of social media pages titled “Save Our Post Office.”

“I believe there is an open window to change the public dialog about the post office.” Responded Stidman, “My administration will work to engage media in new and creative ways.”

His vision for activism is fresh and creative. Jerry will expand on ideas started by the current administration and add new ones.

“There is no reason we can’t gain the support of more people for our cause. Thus we will have the opportunity for legislation that benefits our workers.” Jerry said, “The right to establish a public post office is guaranteed early in the US Constitution. We are a mainstream cause. We must market ourselves to the American people in the same way.”

Stidman is a firm believer in a more transparent union with greater representation. He has a strong conviction the individual member has the right to all information not deemed sensitive in a timely manner.

“My goal is for a very transparent APWU National. Our members have the right to know more information faster.” Said Stidman, “We will work to fill empty NBA positions and improve the grievance procedure. Our national grievance procedure is slow and ineffective.”

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8 thoughts on “Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

  1. I say give him a shot. This new guy hasn’t done shit. You people really think 1% raise and raising the health benefits 1% got us anywhere? This contract was about the pse. As long as the union is in bed with the management nothing is gonna change. I worked at ups also and I have seen both sides of the table. The teamsters get shit done. But they have the ability to strike. We have no strike authority, that’s 95% of a unions bargaining power. It’s a uphill battle we can’t win. I would have settled for a 2% raise a year for life of the contract. No health care raise and get rid of cola,because it’s a joke. I agree with some of the pse stuff. We need another president like Burrus, that guy was sharp. It’s good to see they are putting a hold on consolidation. I get screwed on the first round.

  2. So this guy releases a press relase calling himself “a leading activist for a vibrant post office”. According to what I see all he ever did was make online petitions that do nothing and go nowhere. My little nieces and nephews could handle that “job”. I read the apwu magazine and look often at the website. The current president seems to be doing one hell of a job, especially after the guffey guy sold us all down the river. Even the carriers got the shaft. This is an election for the presidency of a major national union, not a seat in union kindergarten.

  3. As far as I can tell this guy’s only claim to fame is creating online petitions that do nothing and go nowhere, something my kindergarten age grandkids can do all day. No experience that I can see, no knowledge. He even asked publically if anyone knew if the union had lawyers? Are you kidding me??? He wants to be president of a major union?? The position is president, not a seat in union kindergarten class. Somebody must have put this guy up to this and he didn’t know he was being used and played for a fool. Embarassing.

  4. Sounds good!! And if ,Mr.Stidman,is really serious about saving USPS,he needs to abandon;the curent APWU’s grand alliances coalition of”the oppressed”,and join in a strong self-interest alliance of the CNBC/Bloomberg well-to-do. Even,if many of these people are over the age of 60,many of them are certain;that they have twenty to thirty more years of life. And they know that paper(mail) statements are much less prone to identity-theft,than any electronic information. It’s much more difficult and unpleasant,for Russian hackers, or even your neighbors,to attempt to reconfigure shredded documents. And,as of now,the CNBC/Bloomberg people,view Donald Trump,as a trustworthy;as Russian hackers,or hardline Communistic-rulers,such as Hugo Chevez’s successor in Venezuela. They are overwhelingly strongly in favor,of a Hillary Clinton presidency.

    • My Brother, What different outcome will your Presidency realize than what we have, and where are your contributing supporters locked, in the present situation facing our U. S. presidential election? Please remember “we are in the middle of the stream”! Locked-Step from day one through the present debacle facing most of the hoodwinked citizens of this uninformed Country, who is best for the masses of Federal workers?

  5. Dimondstein has done everything he said he would do,and has had a daunting task cleaning up the mess Donahoe’s stooge,Cliff Goofy and his lackeys left. Wish you had run for president in 2010 when Burrus retired.

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