APWU: Sanders’ Antidote to Wall Street Corruption Includes Postal Banking

01/06/2016 – In a speech given just blocks from Wall Street, Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to implement postal banking as one of the ways to fix the country’s broken and corrupt financial system. “If elected president, I will rein in Wall Street so they can’t crash our economy again,” Sanders said on Jan. 5. Sanders […]

American Postal Workers Union Condemns DNC Attack on the Bernie Sanders Campaign

For Immediate Release 12/18/2015 – The APWU joins with all fair-minded individuals and organizations in condemning the Democratic National Committee (DNC) attack on the Bernie Sanders campaign for U.S. president.  At a crucial time in the primary process, the Sanders campaign is arbitrarily being denied access to the DNC voter data base from all 50 […]

Senator Sanders: No COLA for Social Security, Disabled Vets is ‘Unacceptable’

October 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday called it “unacceptable” that millions of seniors will get no annual cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security checks in 2016. The announcement on Thursday by the Social Security Administration also means there will be no boost in benefits for disabled veterans. Next year […]

‘It Was Electric’ : Bernie Sanders Addresses APWU Conference

PR note: APWU members attending the All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas made an advisory vote for the APWU National Executive Board to endorse Bernie Sanders for President 10/14/2015 – Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders thrilled APWU members attending the union’s All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 14. “It was electric,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein […]

Clinton joins Culinary, APWU unions protesting Trump hotel, APWU presidents endorse Sanders

October 12, 2015 More than 500 workers from the Culinary Union, the American Postal Workers Union and the Trump International Hotel lined up on Fashion Show Drive in Las Vegas, NV to protest the hotel’s no-union policy. The Culinary Union and the Trump hotel have clashed over unionizing its workers for about a year. About […]

Senator Sanders urges Postmaster General to reinstate overnight mail delivery

BURLINGTON, Aug. 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter today to Postmaster General Megan Brennan urging the Postal Service to reinstate overnight mail delivery standards in light of a recent report finding significant delays in the delivery of mail. The report from the United States Postal Service’s Inspector General found that since the […]

Hillary Clinton Faces Unrest Among Organized Labor

July 16, 2015 – Hillary Clinton had good reason to celebrate Saturday. The American Federation of Teachers, a 1.6-million strong union of teachers, nurses and higher education faculty endorsed her, adding a key working-class voice to a campaign that has so far lacked much overt support from organized labor. But almost immediately, there was a […]

APWU: Labor Leaders Meet with Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders

07/13/2015 – WASHINGTON – A “meet and greet” was held at the office of the American Postal Workers Union this evening between more than 40 U.S. labor leaders and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running for president. “Bernie Sanders has been an outspoken champion of postal customers, postal workers and the public Postal Service […]

Postal Retiree: Hillary ships only USPS and Bernie offers UPS option for online campaign merchandise

July 5, 2015 An Intriguing Peek at Our Candidates’ [Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ] Swag Shop Note: Clinton and Sanders are candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. I found  some notable differences between the two operations–distinctions that seemed to speak about important differences in these candidates’ campaigns and, perhaps, in […]

Senator Stabenow Introduces Measure to Stop U.S. Postal Service Facilities Closures

January 26, 2015 – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today introduced an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service from continuing the closure of facilities for two years, preventing delays in services that will impact Michigan families and small businesses. Sen. Stabenow joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 11 other senators in authoring this amendment […]