APWU President: Voting by mail gives more Americans access to ballot box

Voting Rights: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly From the American Postal Workers Union: 05/18/2016 – At a panel discussion sponsored by the National Press Club on May 13, APWU President Mark Dimondstein championed voting by mail, which would give more Americans access to the ballot box. This year’s presidential contest is the first […]

Dimondstein: ‘Postal Workers Earn the Right to Be Justly Compensated for Our Service and Hard Work’

2/17/2016 On the opening day of arbitration for a new contract, APWU President Mark Dimondstein stated the union’s case in an impassioned presentation to the arbitration panel. The text is below.  “The interests of the 200,000 postal workers represented by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, are contained in the preamble of the APWU National […]

Protesters Urge Obama to require corporations with federal contracts to disclose political spending

Protesters Urge Obama to Shine a Light on Dark Money  APWU President Mark Dimondstein addressed a rally in front of the White House on April 2, calling on President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring corporations that do business with the government to disclose their political spending. Rally organizers presented petitions bearing 500,000 signatures […]

APWU President Reports on Status of Contract Negotiations

APWU President Reports on Negotiations 02/26/2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein has presented his first update for union members on the status of contract negotiations. The bargaining report is available to APWU members only. To read the summary, click here. For those who are new to the APWU website — or to the Members Only […]

Video: APWU President Dimondstein on The Ed Show

New cuts to the post office could pose serious problems for Americans trying to get issued passports. Ed Schultz and Mark Dimondstein discuss.   APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again   USPS moving ahead with plans to consolidate up to 82 mail processing facilities in 2015  

APWU: Congress Fails to Act – Again

12/17/2014 – Before Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, senators and representatives approved a government spending bill that also weakens restrictions on the big banks that crashed the economy in 2008, allows mega-donors to make substantially bigger contributions to political candidates, and reduces pensions for some current retirees. But Congress fled the capital without addressing urgent […]

Postal Workers Stage Protest after denied entry to USPS Board public meeting

Denied Entry to ‘Public’ Meeting, Postal Workers Stage Raucous Protest Hundreds Cheer Wildly at Announcement That PMG Donahoe is Stepping Down Approximately 250 postal workers and supporters protested loudly in the lobby of Postal Service headquarters after they were denied entry to a “public” meeting of the Board of Governors’ on Nov. 14. But they […]

Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on Announcement That Patrick Donahoe Is Stepping Down as Postmaster General

11/14/2014 – Today’s announcement that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down is welcome news. Over the summer, delegates to the American Postal Workers Union national convention voted unanimously for his resignation. We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work and diminishing a great American […]