October 10, 2013 -
With the Postal Service facing privatization threats, the American Postal Workers Union has elected a new slate of activist leaders. President-Elect Mark Dimondstein led his Greensboro, N.C. local for 12 years and co-founded an area Jobs With Justice chapter and a local community-postal worker coalition.
March 13, 2013 -
A national day of action on March 24 will call on Congress to keep Saturday mail delivery, but postal worker unions have other demands to halt the push toward USPS privatization.
December 5, 2012 -
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms died in 2008 without ever disavowing his support for racial segregation, which is why some are protesting a bill to name a post office after him in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C. But there's something apropos about the proposal, as Helms pioneered the use of the postal service to promote his divisive politics.
September 27, 2011 -
Organized by postal workers' unions, the events are calling on Congress to pass a bill ending a pre-payment mandate for retiree health benefits that's pushing the agency into the red while threatening tens of thousands of public-sector jobs.