APWU Says Loud and Clear: ‘We Don’t Want No TPP!’

APWU Says Loud and Clear: ‘We Don’t Want No TPP!’

 Convention News Service Bulletin 02-16 (2.01 MB) 08/24/2016 – APWU delegates held a spirited rally protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the second day of the union’s National Convention. With Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell serving as emcee, and the APWU Labor Chorus singing loud and proud, speakers outlined the damaging effect the trade deal between the US and 11 […]

APWU President Dimondstein: We Can Forge Ahead, Build Power & Win!

APWU President Dimondstein: We Can Forge Ahead, Build Power & Win!

8/23/2016 – In a rousing speech to convention delegates, President Mark Dimondstein outlined the challenges and possibilities facing APWU members.  “We are working, living and struggling in a time where there is an all-out war on workers, our families, our communities, our standards of living, our rights, our organizations,” he said. “Make no mistake about it: It […]

APWU: COLA Increase

APWU: COLA Increase

08/16/2016 – Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a one-cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective Sept. 3, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The increase is the result of a slight increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated Sept. 23 (Pay Period 19-2016), and will […]

APWU Statement Regarding USPS Third Quarter Financial Report

APWU Statement Regarding USPS Third Quarter Financial Report

08/10/2016 – According to financial results released on Aug. 9, the Postal Service has earned $1.3 billion in operating profit so far this year, making this the fourth straight year the USPS is operating in the black. Operating profits in 2015 and 2014 also totaled more than $1 billion each. The year-to-date operating profit has increased by $100 million […]

NALC statement on USPS’ FY2016 Q3 report

NALC statement on USPS’ FY2016 Q3 report

The U.S. Postal Service has announced its financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016, covering April, May and June. Here is a statement from NALC President Fredric Rolando: Today’s quarterly report puts the year-to-date operating profit of the Postal Service at $1.3 billion, demonstrating the overall strength of the postal turnaround. Operating […]

NAPUS: Comparison of House and Senate Postal Reform Bill

NAPUS: Comparison of House and Senate Postal Reform Bill

NAPUS has prepared a side-by-side comparison of H.R. 5714, the Postal Reform Act of 2016 and S. 2051, the Improving Postal Operations, Service and Transparency Act of 2015. Last month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved H.R. 5714 by a unanimous voice and S. 2051 is pending before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs […]

APWU: Three New Signoffs in the Clerk Craft

APWU: Three New Signoffs in the Clerk Craft

07/29/2016 – APWU Clerk Craft officers and the Postal Service signed three documents on July 29:  They agreed to a new set of Questions & Answers on the POStPlan, Filling Residual Vacancies, and Travel; signed a Step 4 Settlement on Postal Support Employees (PSEs) staffing Level 4 RMPOs (Remotely Managed Post Offices) working outside their installation, and […]

UPDATE ON NPMHU-USPS BARGAINING

UPDATE ON NPMHU-USPS BARGAINING

Negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of their 2016 National Agreement have been revived, with the parties meeting in Washington, DC to resolve their remaining disputes. One of the primary reasons for extending the NPMHU-USPS negotiations deadline past May 20, 2016 was to await issuance of a related interest-arbitration award, […]

NALC: Celebrate ‘Postal Heritage Day’ on July 26

NALC: Celebrate ‘Postal Heritage Day’ on July 26

The 2014 NALC Convention in Philadelphia approved a resolution to observe July 26 as “Postal Heritage Day.” The resolution, introduced by San Francisco Branch 214, noted that the U.S. Postal Service traces its roots to an act of the Second Continental Congress on July 26, 1775, establishing a United States Post Office and naming Benjamin […]

APWU Joins Boycott of Made-in-Mexico Nabisco Products

APWU Joins Boycott of Made-in-Mexico Nabisco Products

07/26/2016 – The APWU is urging union members to join a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products launched by the Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Affected products include Oreos, Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Honey Grahams, Animal Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Premium, Belvita, Lorna Doone, Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid and Wheat […]

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