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I just returned from the APWU Biennial Convention held in Chicago, Illinois.  There were a total of 1900 delegates from 305 locals across the United States.  Ohio was represented by the OPWU, Columbus, Springfield, Tri-County, Lake Geauga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain County, and Youngstown.  We had 50 delegates which is less than half that has attended past conventions. Read More...
The APWU Biennial Convention begins on July 21 in Chicago.  Ohio will be well represented even though the cost has kept some of our locals from attending. The main issue to be debated will be the possible elimination of several APWU positions including one clerk business agent from the Cincinnati Division which includes Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Read More...
Rest in Peace Dear Brother
We have learned that retired NBA Wayne Bertram has passed away.  Funeral arrangements are not known at this time. Wayne was a mentor to a lot of officers/stewards currently active in our organization.  He was one of the founders of the Tri-State Stewards School and devoted much of his working life to representing the members of the APWU. Read More...
Ohio AFL-CIO Joins Fight Against Staples!
The Ohio AFL-CIO Executive Board has voted unamiously to support the APWU in our battle against Staples.  President Tim Burga announced the decision on their website ( and in email blasts sent to all of organized labor in the state. Read More...
No News is Good News.....
No News is Good News... The title of this article is misleading.  It should really say "Sometimes no news is really just no news".  Of course this is in reference to the continuing, seemingly never ending debate on postal reform.  Congress continues to drag their feet on doing anything remotely connected to providing financial relief to the USPS. Read More...
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