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    I Have a Dream, You Have a Dream, and Dr. King Had a Dream

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

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

    By Vice President Debby Szeredy 

    My dream would be to help make APWU truly a movement of members fighting to save the USPS from privatization. Everyone needs to take responsibility and get involved. There is plenty of work to do. It will only get better when everyone joins in making it happen. We all want a safe, non-hostile, good paying, enjoyable workplace! We all are under attack and without all of us in this fight we could lose everything.

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    The Five Ds

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

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

    By President Mark Dimondstein 

    I was honored to have led the just concluded APWU’s 24th Biennial National Convention – the grand union meeting that sets our union's future direction. It was inspirational with dynamic speakers, democratic with much lively debate and votes taken, included a spirited rally to save the service, and helped prepare us for the challenges ahead. Some excerpts from my keynote address follow:

    On this 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike when 1,300 courageous African-American workers in the segregated south took on city hall and won, we gain courage and inspiration. Fifty years later the education workers’ rebellions uplift us…

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    APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations Deadline until October 20, 2018

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 92-2018

    APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days.

    Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired Thursday, September 20, 2018... 

    All the rights, benefits and provisions of our existing union contract remain in place, and are fully enforceable during the 30-day extension of negotiations.

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    National Day of Action on October 8

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 88-2018

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    Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks.

    Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Rallies will take place at many Congressional offices throughout the country. Check with your local and state leaders for more details and for the exact time and location in your area.  

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    Pledge to Join the Fight to Defend the PUBLIC Postal Service

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 90-2018

    Pledge to join the fight!

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