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The official results [PDF - members only] of the APWU Election of National Officers have been tabulated by the American Arbitration Association and were certified by the APWU Election Committee on Oct. 15. A summary will be published in the November/December issue of The American Postal Worker.

The posted results have been separated by local. Uncontested offices are not shown in the web posting, but will be listed in the magazine

APWU President-Elect Mark Dimondstein issued the following statement on his Facebook page:

Greetings APWU Sisters and Brothers,

I am deeply honored to be elected by the membership to the office of APWU National President and greatly appreciate the many activists around the country that passionately worked for change and made this victory possible. This election victory belongs to the people.

I congratulate the fine candidates I ran with on the APWU Members First Team, most of whom also were given a strong vote of confidence by the membership, as well as congratulate all candidates who were re-elected to office.

I also join with many in our union family in thanking the outgoing officers for their years of service to the APWU.

The APWU membership has spoken decisively for a new direction in our union as we face the challenges of protecting our jobs, our retirement and our public postal service from the postal privatizers on Wall Street, in Congress and even in postal headquarters.

To be successful we will need maximum unity. I very much appreciate outgoing APWU President Cliff Guffey’s gracious statement: “I hope everyone will get behind the new administration. We have tough times ahead and we’re going to need unity.”

In this spirit of unity we look forward to working with all APWU members, our sister postal unions, the labor movement and the people of this country as together we stand up and fight back to win the best possible future for postal workers, our communities and working people.

Solidarity Forever!

Mark Dimondstein
APWU President-Elect

His Team Wins Most Offices
Powell Wins as Secretary-Treasurer, Kaczor Wins Health Plan Director

Mark Dimondstein was elected the new president of the American Postal Workers Union in a hotly-contested race that ended Oct. 7. His “Members First” team won most of the offices they sought, defeating incumbents.

The exceptions were incumbents Liz Powell, who was re-elected Secretary-Treasurer in a three-way race, and William Kaczor, who was re-elected Health Plan Director. The union mailed 195,509 ballots to union members; 48,909 envelopes were returned. Continue reading ‘APWU: Dimondstein Wins Presidency’ »

Unofficial results for the APWU National election of Officers shows President Cliff Guffey losing to Members First Team member Mark Dimondstein. see full results


General and Departments
President Legislative & Political Director
Cliff Guffey (Incumbent) 21007 ——- Gary Kloepfer (Incumbent) 21876
Mark Dimondstein 26965 John L. Marcotte 25354
Executive Vice President Organization Director
Greg Bell (Incumbent) 22867 Martha Shunn-King (Incumbent) 13140
Debby Szeredy 24927 Anna Smith 21375
Secretary-Treasurer Health Plan Director
Elizabeth “Liz” Powell (Incumbent) 21697 William “Bill” Kaczor(Incumbent) 23828
Violetta “Vi” Ward 19488 Robert Furbush 23669
Paul Hern 6483
Industrial Relations Director
Mike Morris (Incumbent) 15702
Tony D. McKinnon Sr. 18848

Regional Coordinator

Southern Region
Princella Vogel 2908 (Incumbent)
Kennith L. Beasley 4613

Clerk Division
Rob Strunk 10951 (Incumbent)
  Clint Burelson 12821

Members of the APWU Election Committee collected ballots for the 2013 election of national officers from the designated post office box at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 and transported them to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Washington DC, where they will be counted.

Voters’ eligibility will be verified and the ballots will be opened, scanned, and tallied by the American Arbitration Association, under the supervision of the Election Committee.

Unofficial results will be posted online as soon as the vote tally begins, and will be updated frequently. Click here to view the results.

APWU Web News Article 113-2013, Oct. 3, 2013

It's Your Union - Vote!

Time is running short for APWU members to vote in the election of national union officers. Ballots must be returned to and received in the post office box designated on the return envelope by 2 p.m. on Oct. 7.

As of Oct. 2, 45,998 ballots have been received in the post office box.

Votes will be counted at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Preliminary results will appear on as they become available and will be updated frequently. Final tallies will appear in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker.

It’s your union. VOTE!

Ballot Corrections

The APWU National Election Committee has announced plans to address errors in ballots mailed to some APWU members.

Ballots mailed to members of the APWU Retirees Department who pay $36 per year in dues inadvertently listed two races they are not eligible to vote for — Industrial Relations Director and Organization Director. Continue reading ‘APWU: National Election Committee To Send Out Corrected Ballots’ »

Please be advised that a court has ordered the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO to make available e-mail addresses of members that are on file with the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO for use in the 2013 Election of National Officers.

Your e-mail address will not be released to any candidate. It will be kept confidential. A list of e-mail addresses including your e-mail address is being handled by an outside company which will transmit candidates’ e-mails to you.

When you receive a candidate e-mail you will have the option to unsubscribe from the e-mail list being used for this purpose. If you unsubscribe, no further e-mails from candidates will be sent to you regardless of the sender.

APWU Election Committee

Statement of Paul Alan Levy, Attorney, Public Citizen

Note: In this case, Public Citizen represented three members of the American Postal Workers Union who are running for union leadership positions.

publiccitizenIn a win for the principles of union democracy, incumbent officers of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) must allow challengers running for union leadership positions to use the organization’s database of member email addresses to send out campaign literature, a judge ruled late yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Continue reading ‘Court Ruling Grants Equal Access to Email Lists for APWU Challenger Candidates’ »