Stidman says postal unions support reform bill to help “sell their health insurance plans”

Jerry Stidman, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for APWU National President last year, has accused the APWU and the other postal unions of supporting the latest postal reform bill in order to boost sales of their union sponsored health insurance plans.

From the 21st Century Postal Worker web site:

I want to state my personal opposition to H.R. 756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017. This is a major concession on postal reform and one that will hurt all federal employees.

It would appear the unions of the post office have adopted support of this legislation to improve their ability to sell their health insurance plans. Continue reading

Dimondstein Scores Overwhelming Victory in APWU Leadership Election

dimondsteinstaples10/06/2016APWU President Mark Dimondstein scored an overwhelming victory on Oct. 6, winning re-election with 84 percent of the votes cast. Incumbent Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy won re-election, beating two opponents. Challenger Vance Zimmerman, who also ran on Dimondstein’s slate, won as Director of Industrial Relations. Unofficial results for all races are printed below. Winners are denoted with an asterisk; incumbent officers are denoted by “(I)” after their name. Certified results are expected in the next several days and will be posted at apwu.org. Results also will appear in the next issue of The American Postal Worker. Continue reading

“Activist for Change” Seeks APWU Presidency

stidmanThe following was provided by Jerry Stidman, a candidate for national president of the American Postal Workers Union. Candidates for national office in any of the USPS unions or management associations are welcome to submit statements or releases to us at pr@postalnews.com.

Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

Displaying j2.pngDisplaying j2.pngJerry 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. Continue reading