Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Arbitrator Das sides with union for arbitration victory APWU News – 12/12/2017 – Arbitrator Shyam Das found in favor of the APWU again in the union’s on-going efforts to enforce the Global Settlement Memorandum of Understanding (GSMOU) and the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) for implementing the GSMOU. In an award issued December 8, 2017, Das found that the “End of […]

APWU Clashes with Postal Management on New 3971 Language

APWU Clashes with Postal Management on New 3971 Language

12/01/2017 – APWU News – The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business.  This new section states: LWOP – Union Official (Required Certification) By signing this form, I certify this request is not for […]

Letter Carriers Union Says Consumer Sentiment Is At Its Highest Levels Since January 2004

Letter Carriers Union Says Consumer Sentiment Is At Its Highest Levels Since January 2004

Nov 22, 2017 NALC News – The University of Michigan released numbers for consumer sentiment in November 2017 yesterday, part of the university’s Survey of Consumers. Consumer sentiment is a measure of how consumers are feeling about the economy overall and this can translate into higher amounts of spending in the economy. It is especially crucial going […]

National Postal Mail Handlers Union Files Charages With NLRB

National Postal Mail Handlers Union Files Charages With NLRB

11/03/17 – To protect against statutory deadlines, the National Office has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that the Postal Service has failed to bargain in good faith by providing all of the relevant information requested by the National Union. The National Contract Administration Department has been pressing […]

NALC challenges change to promotion pay provisions

NALC challenges change to promotion pay provisions

NALC News – 11/02/17 – Many letter carriers currently receiving promotion pay after being promoted to a Grade 2 assignment recently received PS Forms 50 notifying them of additional waiting time added before reaching their next step increase. This is a result of a recent revision to the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). NALC has challenged […]

APWU: Pay Increase Coming Nov. 25

APWU: Pay Increase Coming Nov. 25

11/02/2017 – APWU News – The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective Nov. 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on Dec.15, 2017. Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3 percent. Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay […]

Boston APWU Brings Allies Together to Fight for a Better Postal Service

Boston APWU Brings Allies Together to Fight for a Better Postal Service

APWU News – 10/26/2017 – On October 18, APWU Boston Metro Area Local – along with other APWU members, allies and activists – took to the streets to demand management fill New England Area postal vacancies. Ignoring these vacancies leads to slow mail processing, delayed mail delivery, poor customer service and hinders dependable public service around New […]

APWU Update on the House Budget Resolution

APWU Update on the House Budget Resolution

10/11/2017 – APWU News – On Thursday, Oct. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance its 2018 budget resolution. This resolution is a broad measure that designates government spending with far-reaching implications, including enormous cuts to postal and federal workers, as well as America’s social safety net, while providing tax cuts for the wealthy. […]

NALC honors letter carriers’ heroism

NALC honors letter carriers’ heroism

Johnstown, PA, Letter Carrier Matthew Lamb, recipient of the NALC’s National Hero of the Year Award, was honored this week in Washington, DC. A Postal Service employee who rescued a grandmother and grandson from a raging house fire in Johnstown, PA, received the top hero of the year award from the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) […]

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