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Singing in the Rotunda and Defending the American Dream
This past week I had the opportunity to particpate in two events that not only thrilled my heart but certainly show that the labor movement is far from being dead. First, I was in Madison, Wisconsin to do some teaching for the Postal Press Conference. Read More...
DEFEND THE AMERICAN DREAM RALLY
Defend the American Dream Rally August 21, 2015 Columbus, Ohio On Friday, August 21 the Ohio AFL-CIO will sponsor a rally to "Defend the American Dream".  The workers' rally is being held to protest the national summit of Amercians for Prosperity.  The summit includes such conference subjects as right-to-work and other anti-worker causes. Read More...
Thank You and Best Wishes Mr. Fox
I just returned from the Kentucky Postal Workers Union convention held in Lexington, Kentucky.  Gary Fox, long-time president of the KPWU decided not to run for reelection, but in reality he "retired" from active union work.   You need to know that Brother Fox was the definition of an active and committed postal unionist. Read More...
NO AGREEMENT ON CONTRACT
National negotiations ended on May 27, 2015 without an agreement on a new contract for APWU represented employees.  The dispute will now go through the mediation process and then to interest arbitration if needed.   Mediation is expected to last 60 days and if the arbitration process happens it could be up to a year before there is a new collective bargaining agreement. Read More...
NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUED
The deadline for national contract negotiations has been extended for an additional week.  All provisions of the 2010-15 contract will remain in full force and effect until a new contract is reached. President Mark Dimondstein said: " During negotiations, we made progress on many important work-floor issues. Read More...
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