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Roscoe Woods
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Steve Wood
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Gary Thomas
  Vice President

Kevin Osak
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Joe Wrobel
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Mike Gordon
  Maintenance Craft Director

Joe Gordon
  Secretary-Treasurer

Elaine Dunlap
  Editor

John P. Smeekens
  Veterans Director

Lucy Morton
  OWCP Director

Heather Gerst
  Human Relations Director

Tracey Kolossa
  Legislative Director


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National Day of Action
Friday, November 14 2014

National Day of Action
Joe Gordon and Roscoe Woods passing out flyers raising public awareness.
National Day of Action
APWU Local President Roscoe Woods and NALC Branch President Paul Roznowski – Leadership working together to save Americas Postal Service.
National Day of Action

NPMHU Leadership – Marlon Harris and Rita Tripp standing in solidarity with the APWU – 11-14-14 truly shows we all agree. An injury to one is an injury to all. In this case we are defending the people’s post office from the enemy within – the PMG!

National Day of Action

LIUNA Laborers out in force supporting us all. Awesome display of solidarity. We also want to thank them for buying the coffee to help keep us all warm!!!!

National Day of Action
Waterford Chief Steward Pat Jones with APWU members from Waterford representing!
National Day of Action

Left: 480-481 Area Local member Bob Goniwiecha knows what's at stake and he is here to defend it! Right: 480-481 Area Local and MPWU Veterans Director John Smeekens - Reminding everyone what's at stake if Congress lets the PMG destroys the Postal Service If your representative here in Michigan is a Republican call them today - The Dems are on board and standing with us, why won’t Michigan's GOP?

National Day of Action

NALC Branch 3126 President Paul Roznowski and 480-481 Area Local APWU President Roscoe Woods getting in front of Channel 7's camera letting the American people know what's at stake.

National Day of Action

Clerks, carriers, mail handlers, maintenance and motor vehicle services along with a dozen other unions and union leaders walking the line to save Americas postal service!

National Day of Action

480-481 Area Local President and MPWU Area 8 Director Wendy Kempke walk the line on November 14th, 2014- Thanks to Wendy for her solidarity She drove all the way from Adrian MI. to stand with her brothers and sisters. Wendy knows - the world is run and victories are won by those who SHOW UP!!!

Assorted pictures from the rally on 11-14-14

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22nd Biennial APWU National Convention
Chicago: Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25

22nd Biennial APWU National Convention 480-481 Area Local President Roscoe Woods speaking at the convention
22nd Biennial APWU National Convention
22nd Biennial APWU National Convention
22nd Biennial APWU National Convention
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Save America’s Postal Service Rally
September 27th 2011

Save America’s Postal Service Rally The rally at Representative Candice Miller’s Office on Van Dyke
Save America’s Postal Service Rally President Larry Miller leading the crowd in a chant.
Save America’s Postal Service Rally Mount Clemens Chief Steward Jeff Wheatley, Vice President Joe Gordon and Executive Vice President Roscoe Woods stand alongside 10th District Congressional Democratic Candidate Henry Yanez at the Save the Postal Service rally held at Candice Miller’s Shelby Office on September 27th, 2011.
Save America’s Postal Service Rally About 200 Postal workers and supporters turned out for the rally.
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Detroit's 2011 Labor Day Parade

President Miller at Detroit's 2011 Labor Day Parade
President Larry Miller at Detroit's 2011 Labor Day Parade.
Larry Anderson and Vice President Joe Gordon
Larry Anderson and Vice President Joe Gordon
Editor Paul Felton
Editor Paul Felton
Maintenance Craft Director Elaine Dunlap
Maintenance Craft Director
Elaine Dunlap
Presidents John Marcotte & Larry Miller
MPWU President John Marcotte
and Local 480 President Larry Miller
Lucy Morton, Larry Miller, John Marcotte, and Mike Lambert
OWCP Rep Lucy Morton, Local 480 President Larry Miller,
MPWU President John Marcotte, and APWU Member Mike Lambert
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin entertained the
crowd before President Obama's speech
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama speaking at the Detroit riverfront
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
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President Miller in Washington D.C.

Larry and Congressman Gary Peters of Michigan

Larry and Congressman Gary Peters of Michigan

Larry at the Capitol

Larry at the Capitol

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Labor Rally in Lansing, April 13 2011

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Detroit's 2010 Labor Day Parade

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Convention Photos


Angie Barbret Views the Vet's Memorial
at the National Convention.

Kim and Angie Barbret with APWU Vice President Cliff Guffy at the APWU National Convention.

"Maintenance Conference" Business Agents, Vance Zimmerman, Bill LaSalle & Don Foley.
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The March Against 5 Day Delivery


Sea of Blue

Karin See, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women
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President Miller shows support for
CWA workers on Saturday August 14th

President Miller Picketing With CWA Workers CWA Picket Line CWA Member Photo
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9th Annual Labor Campaign Kick Off
at Belle Isle August 14th

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Labor Campaign at Belle Isle
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The 480-481 Area Local maintains offices at 810 Livernois in Ferndale, Michigan 48220 and represents all APWU members in the following USPS installations: Almont, Allen Park, Anchorville, Belleville, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Carleton, Chelsea, Clarkston, Clawson, Davisburg, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Fair Haven, Flat Rock, Garden City, Grosse Ile, Hartland, Hazel Park, Highland, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Marine City, Marysville, Michigan Call Center, Michigan Metroplex, Milan, Milford, Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, New Boston, New Haven, New Hudson, Novi, Oxford, Pickney, Plymouth, Pontiac, Port Huron, Richmond, Rochester, Rockwood, Romeo, Romulus, Royal Oak, South Lyon, South Rockwood, St. Clair, Sterling Heights, Trenton, Union Lake, Utica, Walled Lake, Warren, Washington, Waterford, Wayne, Westland, Willis, Wixom, Wyandotte and Yale.

The Union office is normally open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and the telephone numbers are (248) 543-3262/3263/3264. The 24 hour number is (248) 543-3262. FAX: (248) 543-2750.