07/24/2014 – The Convention theme of ‘Stand Up, Fight Back’ was on display Tuesday and Wednesday when two of the most exciting labor struggles in the country honored the assembly with their presence.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greets NALC
Standing Up, Fighting Back! – Canadian Union of Postal Workers
The Labor Movement: Time for a New Day
The leaders of the other postal unions address the APWU Convention
July 22, 2014 – After noting that some have called Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s actions criminal, and a clear violation of the law that created and maintains the Postal Service as a fundamental right of the people, APWU President Mark Dimondstein called the PMG “Wall Street’s Trojan Horse, the privatizer from within.”
“Now I wouldn’t want to recklessly charge the PMG without a fair hearing and the opportunity to be judged by a jury of his peers. You all look like a jury of his peers. Brothers and Sisters I am now calling you to jury duty.”
Read more: ‘Dump the Postmaster General!’ | APWU.
Text of the speech by Billy Hayes, President of the Communications Workers Union (UK):
Thank you for the invitation to address your convention. A special thank you to your new President, Mark Dimondstein, for his hospitality. I am sure he will measure up to the problems you face.
I understand that your biggest campaign at the moment is against the decision of the USPS to locate counter facilities in Staples stores.
In the UK we are very familiar with such moves. Management have been transferring Crown offices facilities to WH Smith – a private retailer.
It results in fewer services and poorer working conditions. So, good luck with your campaign. Continue reading
American Postal Workers Union’s 22nd Biennial National Convention in Chicago, IL.