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) […]

House to Consider Cuts to Retirement and Health Benefits This Week

House to Consider Cuts to Retirement and Health Benefits This Week

From United Postmasters and Managers of America – by Bob Levi on 10/01/17 During the latter part of this week, the House of Representatives will vote on a budget bill (H.Con.Res. 71) that would, in part, require the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to slash postal and federal benefits by at least $32 billion over the […]

APWU: Postal Vehicle Service Scanning Duty Settlement Reached

APWU: Postal Vehicle Service Scanning Duty Settlement Reached

APWU News – 09/28/2017 – On August 31, the APWU Motor Vehicle Service Craft Division and the USPS came to a settlement for case numbers Q10V-4Q-C 16466169/HQTV20160275, Q10V-4Q-C 15300453/HQTV20150846 and Q10V-4Q-C 16466163/A19V20160276. The issue concerns the deployment of scanners to Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) drivers, as part of the Surface Visibility (SV) program. The issue initially arose […]

NALC Explains Veterans Day holiday

NALC Explains Veterans Day holiday

Veterans Day holiday 9/28/17 – This year, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday. This has caused some confusion regarding on what day letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe this holiday. Letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe the holiday on Saturday, Nov. […]

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 21, 2017 – Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4. Matthew Lamb of Johnstown, PA, repelled by heat and smoke from a […]

Salmon Mail Haul Drivers Ratify Contract

Salmon Mail Haul Drivers Ratify Contract

APWU News – 09/12/2017 – Recently, APWU members employed by Salmon Companies voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the company. Salmon Companies is the largest ground transportation supplier to the United States Postal Service (USPS). Truck drivers for the private-sector company are part of the Support Services Division. The contract covers locals from Dallas, […]

APWU: IT/AS Support Services Members Ratify Contract

APWU: IT/AS Support Services Members Ratify Contract

APWU News – 09/12/2017 – Following an overwhelming 429-129 ratification vote on Aug. 23, the new Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the United States Postal Service was signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and USPS Vice President of Labor Relations Douglas Tulino. “I salute the members who stood strong through the […]

NALC: NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions

NALC: NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions

NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions NALC – Sep 11, 2017 Will Canada help end right-to-work? That is the topic of a recent op-ed by labor journalist Steven Greenhouse in the Los Angeles Times which offers a fascinating perspective on Canadian vs. American wages and labor practices. In the recent talks regarding the renegotiation […]

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