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    Postal Workers, Teachers, Customers Take ‘Don’t Buy’ Campaign to Staples’ Home Turf

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 166-14

    Opponents of a no-bid deal between Staples and the USPS are taking the fight to the Massachusetts-based company’s home turf.  In August, postal workers, teachers and customers staged rallies in and around Boston, and they’re planning to conduct continuing protests in the region. The APWU is also reaching out to workers and students at Harvard, whose president, Drew Faust, sits on Staples’ board of directors.

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    Statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein on the ‘Democracy for All’ Constitutional Amendment

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    09/09/2014
    For Immediate Release

    Since 2010, it’s gotten harder for minorities, young people, senior citizens and working people to vote, but easier for the super-rich to buy elections. Corporate money is drowning out the voice of the people.

    The Senate vote on Sept. 8 to allow consideration of the “Democracy for All” Constitutional Amendment presents a good opportunity to address the issue, as do other measures.



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    Postal Union Unity

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 165-14

    Members of the APWU, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union marched side-by-side in Philadelphia’s Labor Day Parade, Sept. 1.

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    More than Half of Senate Now Backs Call to Stop Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 164-14

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has added his high-profile support to calls for a one-year moratorium on USPS plans to close 82 mail processing plants and slow mail delivery. Reid has joined 50 other senators who signed a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for a ban on USPS cuts to be included in must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.



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    Postal Unions Hold Joint Webinar on Plant Consolidations

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 163-24

    The four postal unions held a joint webinar on Aug. 28 for union members at the 82 sites where plants are scheduled for consolidation or closure beginning in January 2015. The occasion marked the first time the four unions have engaged in joint training at the national level. Participants included each of the unions’ local president and/or the local person responsible for organizing the fight-back, regional coordinators, as well as presidents of the state organizations where consolidations are scheduled.



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