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Social Security Works Applauds Joe Biden’s Call for Social Security Expansion, Condemns his Fearmongering on Medicare For All
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on Vice President Joe Biden’s unequivocal statement at today’s AARP Iowa forum in support of expanding Social Security benefits: “At today’s forum, Joe Biden stated: ‘We should be increasing, not decreasing, Social Security. Read More...
President Dimondstein Speaks about Postal Banking on The Working Life Podcast
President Mark Dimondstein appeared on the June 26 episode of writer and labor strategist Jonathan Tasini’s The Working Life Podcast, discussing the Campaign for Postal Banking. Read More...
Candidates Should Talk Social Security Expansion At The Democratic Debates
Ahead of this week’s Democratic debates, Social Security Works has created an infographic tracking each candidate’s position on protecting and expanding Social Security. Read More...
New College Affordability Package Would Carry on FDR’s Legacy
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Postal Service plans to slash worker benefits, this week in the war on workers
Congress has put strict limits on the U.S. Postal Service to prevent it from entering the 21st century or competing with private businesses, and now the Postal Service wants Congress to let it compete in the race to the bottom. Read More...
Tesla accused of firing pro-union workers at Buffalo solar plant
A union alleges that Tesla fired some workers at its Buffalo solar products plant because of their pro-union stance and that the company in at least one case tried to interfere with a worker's efforts to find another job. Read More...
New College Affordability Package Would Carry on FDR’s Legacy
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The Postal Service Wants To Make Deep Cuts To Worker Benefits, Internal Plan Shows
The U.S. Postal Service wants Congress to help it make significant cuts to employee benefits as part of a plan to balance the agency’s books, according to a draft business plan HuffPost obtained. Read More...
APWU National Executive Board to USPS Board of Governors - 'Not So Fast!'
The Postmaster General’s (PMG) 10-year “business plan” was leaked to the press on Tuesday, June 18. It is clear management wants the burden of balancing their books on the backs of postal workers and the public. Read More...
Contract Mediation Ending
On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National Executive Council (NEC) that the contract mediator stated that the APWU and the USPS were too far apart, and further discussions would not lead to a new collective bargaining agreement. The statement effectively ends the mediation. Read More...
Legislation Calls to Repeal Prefunding Mandate
On Monday, Apr. 29, members of Congress introduced H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act. This legislation would repeal, in full, the onerous prefunding of retiree health care benefits mandate Congress put in place in 2006. Read More...
2019 Trustees Report Shows That Social Security Continues to Work for America
Democrats have concrete plans to restore Social Security to long-range actuarial balance and expand benefits Washington, D.C. – As reporters cover the just-released 2019 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, Social Security Works provides you with this fact sheet that summarizes and puts in context the Social Security report’s key findings. Read More...
Contract Update
The APWU is continuing to move forward towards interest arbitration. Preparation of hearing presentations, evidence, and witnesses is occurring every day. Read More...
APWU Launches New Ad - "We Deliver Almost Anything"
The lighthearted video below makes a crucial point – of all the many things the Postal Service will accept from the public, tax dollars are not one of them. The video advertisement's release is in coordination with Tax Day actions all over the country on Monday, April 15. https://youtu. Read More...
APWU Enters Mediation
In our continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on April 3, 2019 – sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal Service. Read More...
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