Former President Jim Bryan passed away May 2, 2018. Jim started
with the Postal Service as a Railway Mail Clerk. When mail on the trains was discontinued, he came back
to his home town of St Paul and worked at the St Paul Post Office. He became a steward, and eventually
President of the St Pauil Area Local in 1972 when the unions merged. He was president of the local for
He was active in the St Paul Trades and Labor Assembly,
which brought him to the attention of city government. He was active with the St Paul City Council, serving on the Zoning
Committee as Chair for the East Side. Mayor Latimer appointed him to various committees, including the
planning committee for the I-35 route through St. Paul
He was elected
to Board of Directors of the Postal Workers Credit Union (now Ideal Credit Union) in 1971 and served for 45 years.
He believed strongly in the credit union movement. And was inducted to the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in Washington.
DC for his service.
Jim was also a common sight at the Minnesota State Fair,
serving as a ticket taker for 50 years, ending as the Captain of the Randall gate.
Jim was happily married to Elaine for 72 years, and they travelled extensively. They have one daughter,
Jo, and two grandsons, and a great-granddaughter.
This Local owes him a debt of gratitude and he will
be sorely missed by all who knew him for his boundless energy and dedication.
The June General Membership Meeting is June 26th 6:15 p.m.
at the union office on Waters Dr.
Refreshments will be served.
Retirees - The Retirees will be having a picnic at their next meeting! July 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Lola
is bringing hot dogs, brats, burgers, pulled pork, chicken breasts, potato salad and pasta salad. Members are asked
to bring buns, desserts, chips, etc. Please let Lola know what you are bringing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Retirees will also gather on August 15th, 11:30 a.m. at the Great Moon Buffet on White Bear Ave
across from Maplewood Mall. Lunch is at your own expense.
If you need a steward immediately, please ask your supervisor, they
are obligated to find one for you. E-mail links are for MEMBERS ONLY and are intended for general questions. You
must sign your e-mail if you wish a response.
If you wish to join the Local, please contact us
and we will mail you the proper form. Remember, the Union begins with YOU!
Our local paper, the
Postmark, is published monthly except for July, August and December.
If you have grievance or a problem you need help with, please contact a steward within 14 days of the incident to protect
grievance time limits!
The St. Paul, MN Area Local APWU represents postal workers in the St. Paul area and in (Minnesota)
Afton, Bethel, Braham, Cambridge, Cannon Falls, Cedar, Circle Pines, Cottage Grove, Farmington, Forest Lake, Hastings, Hugo,
Isanti, Lakeland, Lakeville, Lindstrom, Marine on St. Croix, Mora, North Branch, Northfield, Owatonna, Pine City, Red Wing,
Rosemount, Rush City, St. Paul Park, Scandia, South St. Paul, Stacy, Stillwater, Willernie, and Wyoming as well as (Wisconsin)
Amery, Ellsworth, Glenwood City, Hudson, New Richmond, River Falls, and Somerset.
We can be reached at 651-778-1642 or 651-778-1637. Our fax number 651-778-9947.
Our office is located at 2261 Waters Drive in Mendota Heights.
Mailing Address: PO Box
as well, PO Box 21128, St. Paul , MN 55121.
from St. Paul, take 35E South to MN-110 via exit 101B. Turn Left onto MN-13 S. Turn Left onto MN 55E. Take
the 1st right onto Waters Dr. Follow the frontage road back to the office park. We are located at the back of