APWU National Executive Board Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

APWU National Executive Board Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

08/01/2016The APWU National Executive Board endorsed Hillary Clinton for president by acclamation on July 29, the day after she received the nomination of the Democratic Party.

“We recognize that our members hold a wide spectrum of political views and that not everyone will agree with this endorsement,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “We know that decisions about who to vote for are highly personal and we respect our members’ right to make their own decisions based on the issues that are important to them.

“However, the National Executive Board of the APWU believes Hillary Clinton is the best choice for postal workers in the 2016 race for president.”

Stark Contrast
The contrast between Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump is stark. The decision to endorse Clinton, the first woman nominee of a major party, was based on several factors.

At its convention, the Democratic Party adopted a platform that includes postal planks advocated by the APWU. “The United States Postal Service (USPS) is a national treasure. That is why Democrats embrace a vibrant, public Postal Service that offers universal service, and reject any effort to privatize or marginalize it,” it says.

In addition, the platform says Democrats will work to restore service to appropriate levels, maintain six‐day and door‐to‐door delivery, and appoint members to the Board of Governors and the Postal Regulatory Commission who champion a strong public Postal Service. The platform also advocates expanding postal services, including offering basic financial services.

After the primaries, Dimondstein and Legislative Director Judy Beard met with senior advisors to Clinton, who assured them the former Secretary of State is committed to these positions.

Over the course of the campaign, Clinton opposed the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), a trade deal that has been condemned by the entire labor movement and by environmental groups. She also embraced several other positions the APWU endorses, including a $15 per hour minimum wage. The platform says:

“No one who works full time should have to raise a family in poverty. We believe that Americans should earn at least $15 an hour and have the right to form or join a union.” Clinton has a record in support of collective bargaining and workers’ right to join a union.

She has a strong record of supporting voting rights, and has strengthened her support for making college affordable.

Defeat Trump!
Board members feel it is imperative to defeat Donald Trump, whose campaign is based on bigotry and divisiveness. “Trump’s blatant attempts to incite racial, ethnic, and religious divisions are offensive and dangerous,” said Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell. “We need unity and solidarity.”

In addition, Trump’s record on issues of importance to working people is dismal. When asked during a Republican primary debate if he was sympathetic to workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour, he said, “I can’t be.”

“Wages are too high,” Trump added. “I would not raise the minimum wage.” (A $15 minimum wage would result in an annual salary of about $31,000.)

Trump refused to complete an AFL-CIO candidate’s questionnaire, which included several questions about the Postal Service.

Despite his alleged affinity for working people, Trump’s actions reveal his true stance: He refuses to recognize the union that workers at his Las Vegas hotel voted for, and he supports anti-union state laws.

Salute to Sanders
The National Executive Board praised Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose historic campaign was instrumental in advancing many of the policies that are now being advocated by the Democratic Party. The board endorsed Sanders in the primary because he is a proven champion of postal workers and the public Postal Service and because of his long-standing leadership on other issues of importance to workers.

Delegates to the APWU National Convention, which is the union’s highest governing body, will vote on the endorsement in Orlando, FL, Aug. 22-25.

source: American Postal Workers Union

 

18 thoughts on “APWU National Executive Board Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

  1. DemocRATS love to drink the koolaid. Odumba did nothing for postal workers, he has done nothing for the country, and HITLERY will be even worse, if people are stupid enough to elect her. She should be in prison, not the White House!

  2. go to “you tube” and type in Hillary Clinton for TTP.( hint: she was for it before she was against it=flip flop artist) wealthy 1%er Democrat Nancy Pelosi (over 400 million net worth wealthy) (and family) own hotels and wine vineyards in California that do not hire union workers. call any college/university economics department and ask if a $15 dollar minimum wage will create or decrease entry level jobs? (of course, anyone with a brain knows the answer-decrease) if you really want the truth you need to fact check the propaganda. Post Office Raise- Democrat Kennedy, LBJ, Carter, Clinton, Obama= 1% raise. Republican Nixon 5% raise!

  3. Postal Circus is rotten and corrupt like Hillary Rotten Clinton. Donald Trump is to UPS as Killary the Butcher of Benghazi is to the Postal Circus. number 1, you are the libtard who has the mental disorder! Donald Trump is going to beat her like a drum, good always triumphs over evil! have you ever seen a dirty, rusty UPS truck, have you ever seen a UPS 747 Freighter shine like a diamond……….of course not. socialist useful idiots who are on the government tit will never get it. UPS makes Billions of Dollars, US Postal Circus lose’s Billions Of Dollars, you need a reality check. the private sector made this country wealthy, not the government.

  4. Hillary is DISHONEST, HIPOCRITE AND A LIAR. I’m all for a female President, just not Hillary.

  5. Really???Hillary???Seriously???!! She has made multiple millions from “speaking” engagements for drug and medical corps., during her ‘off’ time after letting all those people get killed at Bengazi, whoops, not supposed to mention that. Or how she lied about the e-mail fiasco, whoops not supposed to mention that either, or interfered with the investigation, whoops not supposed to mention that, or how about how she was lying her ass off when running against Obama (you know the guy who told us “stand behind me and I’ll stand behind you”)(how did that feel??). She is one of the most corrupt political figures in our countries history. Welcome to WalMart…….

  6. No. 1 is uninformed & No. 2 has a mental disability.
    Republicans aren’t going to take care of you and your disability No. 2.

    Hillary Clinton is the BEST candidate for the United States Presidency.

    When are men going to allow a woman to be president?
    It shouldn’t have to do with race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status or national origin.

    BREAK THAT GLASS CEILING, HILLARY!!!

    • Having a vagina does not qualify you for anything other than breeding. Hillary, your vagina of choice, supported GATT, NAFTA, supports TPP, voted for ridiculous wars that cost many other women with vaginas their offspring. The Democrats are the party of the MOB and MOB RULE. I favor individualism, which is contrary to Progressive (Communist) thinking. Before corruption set in, Unions were there for the workers, not self promotion and enrichment. Now you have a job because you’re a mob. And that’s a catchy protest phrase that while true, won’t be used, even though I give you permission to do so.

    • With such a wonderful outlook on Killary, I’m wondering if you forget to breath at times??

      And when a suitable female runs, that’s when a woman may be POTUS.
      Not this time, she needs to be behind bars 110%!

      Either way, someone will take her out if by slim chance she’s elected.
      I’m sure there going to be a lot of trouble in the streets if it does happen.

    • Nope, drop the union ASAP, our jobs have been going down hill anyway!

      Dumbacratics could careless, it’s been proven…..look at the last 12 years!!!

  7. You Ratpublicans go and vote for the prince of darkness! just view your job and benefits as they slip away. The Ratpublicans think that ,like Bill O’ of the Fix news network, slaves ate well and slept in nice places! The low life workers are nothing as just sources of cheap labor. Have some self respect. If you vote for Mr. bankruptcy, you will get what you wanted, the shaft!

  8. but didn’t dimondstein back loser bernie sanders over clinton?
    i thought so. the democrats have used the unions for decades while allowing them to suffer a slow death. but the stupid unions keep giving all their money and ground game resources to the democrats? go figure——

  9. FBI Director Comey was 100% correct. Godless Globalist Socialist, Crony Capitalist, Killary Clinton is an Unindicted Lying Criminal. TRUMP/PENCE/NEHLEN/WALL 2016!!!!!!!!!!! Clinton Crime Foundation Slush Fund will be shut down under RICO by President Trump. screw this do nothing 1% crap a=pee=u company union.

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