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    Thousands Proclaim the ‘U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 94-2018

    Yesterday, Oct. 8, thousands of postal workers and supporters participated in over a hundred rallies across the country to proclaim that the U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale! This National Day of Action was sponsored jointly by the four postal unions.

    Click here to see the images the APWU National has received of postal workers out in the streets on Oct. 8. 

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    2018 APWU Scholarship Winners

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The APWU proudly presents the winners of three scholarship programs: The E.C.Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship, Vocational Scholarship, and Best Essay Award for 2018. 

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    National Day of Action

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    National Day of action. Members of the State and Charleston local APWU and State and local NALC along with UMW protest against the privatization of the Post Office.  

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    Majority of House Members Oppose Postal Privatization

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 93-2018

    Before members of the House of Representatives left for the October recess, a majority of them signed on as cosponsors of H. Res. 993, which expresses the need to keep the United States Postal Service an independent establishment of the federal government and should not be subject to privatization. 

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    Fired Up and Ready to Go!

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    (This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

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    (L-R) Amarillo Local Steward Taylor Martin &
    Amarillo Secretary Angela Ramos at the Pittsburgh rally.

    During the 24th Biennial National Convention and pre-convention meetings, The American Postal Worker spoke with some of the dozens of young members in attendance. We asked the new APWU leaders about their experiences as postal employees, APWU members and, if applicable, local representatives.

    “Being a young worker, and holding the title PSE [Postal Support Employee], management tries to treat us as ‘second rate’. They tend to assume we aren’t knowledgeable and that we aren’t aware of our contractual rights,” said Eveyana Cortez, New York Metro Area

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