Labor News & History

HomeLabor News & History

Tributes to Larry Gervais


Lawrence “Larry” Gervais, Former National Business Agent [Clerk Craft], Bloomington, MN passed away Friday, February 14, 2020.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tributes to Larry Gervais2020-03-25T14:53:57-05:00

Which side are you on?


There’s an old folk song by Pete Seeger (there’s also a great cover of the song by Natalie Merchant) that starts with that line.  It goes to say you’re either a

Which side are you on?2019-11-19T15:28:20-06:00

Eight Reasons Non-Members Won’t Join the Union or are Wanting to Quit


The following is a list of common reasons non-members give for not joining, and some responses that will give them something to think about.

REASON 1: I can’t afford the dues.


Eight Reasons Non-Members Won’t Join the Union or are Wanting to Quit2019-11-19T15:28:56-06:00

$200 Weekly ‘Union Difference’


Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary union members were $908 per week in 2009, compared with $710 for workers not represented by unions, according to a new

$200 Weekly ‘Union Difference’2019-11-19T15:32:16-06:00

Strength Through Unity


A Special Message for Non-Members from APWU President Cliff Guffey

If you are a USPS employee in the Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle, or Support Services crafts, the APWU already works for

Strength Through Unity2019-11-19T15:33:21-06:00

A Retirees View


By Paul H (by author’s request)
The Ohio Postal Worker

I wrote this today so that maybe you could share with the Union naysayers what it is like outside the walls of

A Retirees View2019-11-19T15:33:45-06:00

The Numbers Prove It: It Pays to Belong


APWU Web News Article #017-14, Jan. 28, 2014

A Jan. 24 Department of Labor report demonstrates the value of union membership, says APWU Organizing Director Anna Smith.“The report shows that unionized full-time

The Numbers Prove It: It Pays to Belong2019-11-19T15:34:28-06:00

The Labor Movement from Industrial Revolution to Now


The origin of labor unions dates back to the eighteenth century and the industrial revolution in Europe. During this time there was a huge surge of new workers into the

The Labor Movement from Industrial Revolution to Now2019-11-19T15:36:25-06:00
Go to Top