I started in 1986 at the Main Post Office and became a Steward in 1988. I've been a full time officer at the 4th Street Office since 2001. I have also served on the AFL-CIO MN Executive Board and the National APWU Constitution Committee Chairperson.
Strong Unions are founded on organizing and getting everyone involved!
I became a steward in 2006 with a goal of helping my co-workers. I took on the role of trustee for a few years and then in 2016 I ran for the position of Treasurer for our Local and currently remain in that position. Being a Union member and getting involved is something to be proud of.
Hello brothers and sister ofthe Minneaplois APWU my name is Greg Teigland. I am currently the SCF Coordinator for the union representing the 553 zip codes under our local jurisdiction. I started as an alternate steward in the local in 2008 and have been serving the members ever since. I look forward to hearing members questions and concers and look forward to finding solutions. Rermember a strong union is when everyone is involved for the greater good.
My involvement with the Union started when I was a Teamster in previous employment. Upon starting with the USPS I requested to sign up with the Mail Handler Union. I became a clerk and an APWU member shortly after. In 1984 I requested to be an APWU Steward and was appointed an Alternate Steward in May of that year. I was elected to the position of Assistant BMC Coordinator in 1988. I have continued to be a Steward or Officer for the Minneapolis Local ever since.
I am currently serving my second round as BMC Coordinator having been elected as BMC Coordinator the first time in the past century. It is an honor to serve the members and am gratified the members appreciate the work we do.
My involvement has always started with being a member. I originally requested to be a steward to attempt to right some of the wrongs inflicted on our members. I still have that passion and will continue to serve until my retirement.
I became an alternate steward in 2016 while working as a PSE Custodian at the MSP NDC (or, the BMC for my seasoned brothers and sisters). Soon after I was converted to career, I became a fulltime steward for maintenance on Tour 3, as well as an alternate steward for all crafts, all tours. In 2019 I became the Assistant Coordinator and it has been a blur from there. I became a steward because I believe our hard-earned rights matter and if we don’t protect them, they will be undone.
I've been a Union Member since 1992 as a Transitional employee. I became a Union Steward in 1999 and have worked my way up to become the Tour 2 Clerk Craft Assistant Director. Later the job evolved to include Plant and Stations. I'm now serving my second term as the Minneapolis Clerk Craft Director. I've truly learned to appreciate the value of working as a team because you cannot do this alone and the fight is real.
I've been involved in the Union over 20 years now. Growing up in Detroit taught me the power of a strong Union can make a difference in your life and the people around you.
I was a Steward from 2001-2011 on Tour 1. I took a hiatus for 7 years and came back to work for the Union as Tour 1 Assistant Director Clerk Craft in 2018. It's important to be a union member to protect your job, salary, insurance and other rights so as not to get taken advantage of.
I became a representative to protect the rights of my fellow employees.
I started as an alternate Steward in 2018 for Tour 2 at the Main Office and became a full time Steward 5 months later. In 2019 I became the Assistant Clerk Craft Director for Tour 2.
I became a Steward because after all of my 32 years at the Post Office I thought I should give back because I believe in having a Union because of everything a Union stands for.
I am currently the Clerk Craft Assistant Director for Tour 3 in the Minneapolis Post Office. I've recently become involved with our Minneapolis Area Local Auxiliary and am appreciating everything our Auxiliary does to support the APWU.
The challenges of upholding our Collective Bargaining Agreement, along with the rewards of settling grievances are reasons that inspire me to stay involved. It takes all of us to Fight Today for a Better Tomorrow!
I became the Editor for the Minneapolis Area Local in 2002. I've loved producing every issue and The Northern Light has become near and dear to my heart. Getting involved included sending me to the APWU Postal Press Conferences every other year and I learned something at every one I've gone to in order to make our paper one of the best. Getting involved locally has inspired me to expand my horizons, becoming the Editor for the Minnesota Postal Worker and being elected to the National APWU Postal Press Association as Editor-at-Large on the Advisory Committee.
Everyone has something to offer in the Union so get involved any way you can - show your solidarity and be proud to be a Union Member!
I understand the challenges faced by and the value of APWU Membership. Because of the APWU I have a career position, access to health insurance, paid holidays and a manageable schedule. None of this would have happened without the consistant efforts of the leadership of the Minneapolis Area Local. This is why I'm active in the APWU.
My goal is advancing the APWU, supporting the USPS, strengthening local Post Offices and the communities we serve.
I became an alternate steward approximately 10 years ago. My involvement was due to Management's total disregard of our contract. For a short period of time, I stepped back from my duties but after all the violations I was seeing I felt it was myduty to become acive as a steward again. Since I got reinvolved I have learned many aspects of our contract, and have been very successful in letting Management know I will stand for my members and enforce our contract.
I am a steward because I feel a duty to enforce our CBA and protect our members. It is very important to be a member of the APWU. The APWU negotiates our contracts, wages and benefits. Without them, we would have no representation. I don't do it for the money, but instead to stand against Management to protect our rights. I encourage all to get involved.