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  • Loretta Hackman

APWU One Team One Fight

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Our CATs were born as Contract Action Teams in 2015. They have been a hugely successful part of our Fighting Today for A Better Tomorrow Contract Campaign. Building on the activism of Contract Action Teams, CATs have changed their names to: Collective Action Teams. Now in addition to contract campaigns, CATS will educate, agitate, organize, and mobilize members and allies to build a culture of collective action and help members become a stronger part of all of the union’s campaigns.

What can members do?

Collective Action Teams participate in the life of our union by engaging and strengthening our ability to campaign together for our shared priorities.

  • Facilitating contract campaigns during national and local negotiation periods

  • Assisting APWU national/local/state unions with mobilizing members for specific days of action (for example Tax Day, Workers’ Memorial Day, Congress Call-In Days, Postal Heritage Day, etc.)

  • Support and spread National APWU campaigns’ information and calls to action, including Stand Up for Safe Jobs, U.S. Mail: Not for Sale, A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, Campaign for Postal Banking.

  • Assist locals and local officers with workplace disputes with management by organizing local solidarity efforts.

  • Reaching out and showing solidarity with other unions and community allies in their fights for justice.

  • Increase APWU membership at USPS workplaces across the country by speaking to non-members about the union


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Collective Action Teams are paramount to increasing solidarity and strength in each local. All workers in the APWU bargaining unit are welcome to join their teams as we unify and gain strength for our fight for workers’ rights. If your local has a CAT, reach out to your CAT coordinator today about joining. If there is not one, speak to your local officer or complete this form to find out more.

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