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Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency
Jerry Stidman a member of the American Postal Workers Union from Terre Haute, Indiana ramps up his campaign to gain their national presidency. Stidman, a leading activist for a vibrant public post office with an all-union workforce will champion a positive message for change.
The APWU represent over 200,000 active and retired postal workers. These postal employees work in the clerical, maintenance, and motor vehicle service areas of the post office.
Stidman said, “We will work to improve working conditions on our workroom floor. Strive to improve wages and benefits for all of our members. We will reach out to Congress to launch pro labor legislation.”
He has authored petitions that have been signed by hundreds of thousands of people from across the USA. Most of his petitions are about improving the US Postal Service and present a pro-labor message. Stidman is also the founder of a popular series of social media pages titled “Save Our Post Office.”
“I believe there is an open window to change the public dialog about the post office.” Responded Stidman, “My administration will work to engage media in new and creative ways.”
His vision for activism is fresh and creative. Jerry will expand on ideas started by the current administration and add new ones.
“There is no reason we can’t gain the support of more people for our cause. Thus we will have the opportunity for legislation that benefits our workers.” Jerry said. “The right to establish a public post office is guaranteed early in the US Constitution. We are a mainstream cause. We must market ourselves to the American people in the same way.”
Stidman is a firm believer in a more transparent union with greater representation. He has a strong conviction the individual member has the right to all information not deemed sensitive in a timely manner.
“My goal is for a very transparent APWU National. Our members have the right to know more information faster.” Said Stidman,“We will work to fill empty NBA positions and improve the grievance procedure. Our national grievance procedure is slow and ineffective.”
To learn more about Jerry Stidman visit: www.stidmanforpresident.org