With confidence in their capabilities and their dedication to the membership, I endorse the candidates of the APWU Members’ First Team led by Mark Dimondstein for President. I have served in executive union positions and I am familiar with the challenges of change so my endorsement is based on experience and trust.
I make these endorsements not out of animosity towards the incumbents but knowledge that if the 2010 national agreement represents their best effort, your future as postal employees will be seriously imperiled if they are returned to office. The selection of officers to decide your future should not be made on the basis of personal relations or familiarity, if you need brain surgery you do not want a friend. The incumbents negotiated and lent their support to contractual changes that will turn back the clock on postal employment. If they are returned to office, it can be expected that you will suffer.
Having spent over 40 years as a representative of postal employees, I care about your employment and your lives, and I am unable to separate between former employees (retirees), current employees or those in the future. Each grouping is entitled to good faith representation and the APWU Members’ First Team has pledged to not sacrifice one group for the other.
It is your future, your job and the decision is yours. I respect your choice, but it is my considered opinion that your interest will be best served with the election of a new administration, the APWU Members’ First Team.
|Debby Szeredy||Executive Vice President|
|Violetta “Vi” Ward||Secretary-Treasurer|
|Tony D. McKinnon||Industrial Relations Director|
|Clint Burelson||Clerk Craft Director|
|John L. Marcotte||Legislative Political Director|
|Anna Smith||Organization Director|
|Robert Furbush||Health Plan Director|
|Kennith Beasley||Coordinator, Southern Region|