Over forty delegates from the great state of Oklahoma and from Kansas and Nebraska will meet April 27-29, 2017 for the Annual State Postal Workers Convention at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. The delegates are members of the world's largest union of postal workers, the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and represent various towns and locals all across the state.
Each delegate will donate one or more stuffed animals to the Midwest Police Department to support the Victims of Domestic Violence. The toys are given to children who are present in the home or at the scene when Police make domestic violence calls, after auto accidents, and other stressful calls where a child might be present.
There will be one day of training before the convention begins, presented by Oklahoma and National Union Officers. Including, Christine Pruitt, Clerk Craft National Business Agent for Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma; Maintenance Craft National Business Agents John Gearhard and Carlos Paz.
Also attending the convention will be National APWU Officers Kennith Beasley, Southern Region Coordinator and Auxiliary District Four(4) Vice President Debra Stewart. Speaking on Friday from the Oklahoma AFL-CIO will be Jimmy Curry, President, and Debra Wotjek, Communications Director.
The survival of the Postal Service and collective bargaining rights are under attack as never before, with the newly elected President and Congress threatening to undo all the gains won by workers since the 1930's. The American Postal Workers Union remains the last best hope of postal workers to stop the total privatization of mail delivery.