Phone: 612-623-0677
LOCAL 125
Officers & Staff
President
Brad Sandberg


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

My name is Brad Sandberg.  I started my career with the USPS in July of 1983 as an LSM Clerk and worked on Tour 1 in that job until 1995 when I bid to an FSM operator position.  I became a Steward for the APWU at that time.   After getting experienced in the grievance process and successfully representing the clerks on my tour in a wide variety of issues I decided to run for Assistant Clerk Craft director on Tour 1 and was elected to that position in 2004.  In 2006 I decided to bid a job on Tour 2 in Customer Service.  At that time I resigned my position as Assistant Director on Tour 1 and became a Steward on Tour 2.  Serving as a Steward on Tour 2 I learned as much as I could about the Customer Service side of the Post Office.  I found there were many different issues to deal with at the Stations that I never experienced in my 23 years in Mail Processing.  After gaining the knowledge and confidence that I could effectively represent members in both Customer Service and Mail Processing, I decided to run for Clerk Craft Director in 2007 and served three terms there.  In this position I experienced many new challenges which included overseeing all the Clerk Craft grievances, involvement in arbitration hearings and serving as Chief Negotiator for the Clerk Craft at our Local Contract negotiations.  Starting in 2016 I spent three years as the Local Business Agent for our Union and expanded my horizons by learning more about the Maintenance and Motor Vehicle craft.  Presently I have the honor of serving the Membership as Local President.  It is a job I take very seriously, hold proudly and appreciate the opportunity to serve all our members.


Business Agent
Peggy Whitney


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

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!




Executive Vice President
Dave Gangl


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

I have been a Steward and an Officer since the early 90s.  I became involved to help my Union brothers and sisters with the many contract violations I was witnessing.  Unfortunately, the struggle continues and we need our Union brothers and sisters to step up and help us in the continuous battle to enforce the contract.  Please get involved!


Treasurer & MVS Steward
Tim Kramasz


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

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.




Recording Secretary
Roy DeGidio


Phone:
(651) 454-4492

     I started with USPS in 1993 and was signed up for the APWU by then Clerk Craft Director Jerry Sirois during orientation and assigned as a clerk at the NDC.  I became an Alternate and then full time Steward for all crafts and tours at the NDC in 2007.  Elected Clerk Craft Trustee in 2013, Recording Secretary in 2016 and appointed as a Health Plan Representative in 2017.  Due to Military time I will have my 30 years in on June 27, 2020, which will be my retirement date at the NDC.


Sargeant-At-Arms
Julia Maye-Legget


Phone:
(612) 623-0677


Chief Trustee
David Eide


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

I signed up for membership at New Employee Orientation in 1986.  I've been a member my entire career.  I started working as a steward in the mid 90s in the Maintenance Craft.  I have served on the Constitution Committee for over two decades and sit as current chair.  My elected position is Chief Trustee.


1st Trustee
Shannon Kochendorfer



2nd Trustee
Stan King



SCF Coordinator
Greg Teigland


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

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.

Greg Teigland




BMC/NDC Coordinator
Jim Henry


Phone:
(651) 454-4492

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.




BMC/NDC Assistant Coordinator
Steve Peterson


Phone:
(651) 454-4492

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.   




Motor Vehicle Craft Director
John Saari


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

I became a Steward in June, 2009 because I saw the importance of good representation for all employees.  I remained a Steward until 2016 when I became the Assistant Director on the Maintenance side of the Motor Vehicle Craft.  I served one term as Assistant Director before running for the Craft Director position.  Our Union fights hard to keep our work ours and I'm proud to be part of that fight.


Assistant Director Vehicle Operations
Paul Silseth


Phone:
(612) 623-0677


Assistant Director Vehicle Maintenance
Vacant



Maintenance Craft Director
Joe Bonnstetter


I joined the APWU in March, 2005.  I became an alternate Steward in the fall of 2018 and was appointed Maintenance Craft Director in July 2020.  Why?  "If we fail to listen to people who don't experience the world the way we do, we will discount everything that doesn't fit perfectly into our own flawed world view."  (Andrew Stanley)  To have a voice, someone needs to listen.


Entertainment Chairperson
Joe Kramasz


Phone:
612-3338-6225


Clerk Craft Director
Donna Thompson


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

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.




Assistant Director Tour 1A
Liz Culver


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

I became a Steward in 1998 to be a representative to fight for fellow employee's rights.  I am currently the Clerk Craft Assistant Director for Tour 1.


Assistant Director Tour 1B
Ann Zetterwall


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

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.




Assistant Director Tour 2 & Stations B
Al Goodman


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

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.




Assistant Director Tour 2 & Stations A
Kevin Harding


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

     I have been a Union Member since March of 1986 and became a Union Steward in 2018.  In August 2019  I became Assisant Tour 2 Director and I am most active with the Postal Stations in the 554 area.  We need our members to be active and involved to stay in the fight for our rights to a good contract and fair work environment.  You could be the next Union Steward!


Assistant Director Tour 3B
Mark Moriarty


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

I have been a proud APWU member since I started as a PSE. I became a steward in 2019 on tour 2 and have worked as a steward on tour 1 and tour 3 Before becoming an A.D. on Tour 3. I am a 2nd Generation postal worker and find pride in the work we do as Postal Workers. I try to be as active as I possibly can be with the Union because I have always had the strong belief that we wouldn't have the benefits we have as postal workers if it wasn't for the union. I hope as time goes on I will get a chance to meet many of you and help as often as I can. Remember you the members of the APWU are our true strength. Be Active and Be Union Strong.


Assistant Director Tour 3A
Teresa Hable


Phone:
(612) 338-6225

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!




Editor
Cathy Hanson


Phone:
(612) 623-0677

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!




Steward, Tour 3
Danielle Triplett


Phone:
612-338-6225

When I became a Steward I didn't think I could do the job because there is a lot that goes into being a Steward.  Once I learned the job it got easier, I'm still learning more about it but getting better!  The feeling of having grievances settled is a wonderful feeling.  The best part is helping numerous employees who look to the APWU for help.  It taught me to be dedicated and to never give up.


Steward-Hamel
George Bernhardt

Email:

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.




AO Steward
Bernard Juran

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Steward, Chanhassen
Todd Burg


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.





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Contact Info
Minneapolis Area Local 125
1234 4th St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
  612-623-0677

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