Modifications to the 110 HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

Modifications to the 110 HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

APWU News – 11/22/2016 – According to correspondence between the Postal Service and APWU, all discussions to modify any of the 110 Highway Contract Route (HCR) subcontracting must be done at the National level. In the award summary, Arbitrator Shaym Das stated, “By agreement, the parties may substitute other route(s) to be converted to PVS service pursuant to this […]

Wounded Warrior Leave

Wounded Warrior Leave

APWU News – 11/22/2016 – Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a specific type of leave, which provides veteran employees with no loss in pay, for undergoing medical treatment for a service-related disability rated […]

APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion period for calendar year 2016

APWU: Penalty Overtime Exclusion period for calendar year 2016

Penalty Overtime Exclusion period for calendar year 2016, as referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5 of the APWU National Agreements.  Beginning on December 03, 2016- PP 25-2016, Week 2, Day  8 Ending on December 30, 2016 – PP 01-2017, Week 1, Day  7 Courtesy of Bill Lewis Trenton Area Local

In stinging rebuke, NLRB rules USPS-Staples deal violated Federal law

In stinging rebuke, NLRB rules USPS-Staples deal violated Federal law

APWU News – 11/17/2016 – On November 8, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas ruled to uphold all of the charges leveled at the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Staples Approved Shipper program. The APWU initially filed the complaint on November 13, 2014 The judge ruled the Staples deal was subcontracting within the meaning […]

APWU Statement Regarding USPS Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

APWU Statement Regarding USPS Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

11/16/2016 – According to USPS’s financial results released on Nov. 15, the Postal Service gained $610 million in operating profit in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Despite what the headlines say, the Postal Service has now been operating in the black for three straight years, with operating profits totaling $3.2 billion since 2013. Unfortunately, this good news is overshadowed in […]

Message from APWU President Dimondstein Regarding Election Results

Message from APWU President Dimondstein Regarding Election Results

11/10/2016 – To APWU Members, The Presidential election is over and Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. Throughout the primaries and general election there was a revolt against the “establishment” and politics as usual. People clearly wanted a change. As a union whose members cover the entire political spectrum, we always believe that […]

2016 Christmas Holiday Facts

2016 Christmas Holiday Facts

2016 Christmas Holiday Facts By Bill Lewis  The following Christmas Holiday facts are for APWU members and the information contained in the article is from the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement.  I would like to share with everyone some of the questions and my responses to many questions relating to the upcoming Christmas Holiday.  When is […]

AWPU Retroactive Payment in November 18th Paychecks – Second Annual Wage Increase Coming Soon

AWPU Retroactive Payment in November 18th Paychecks – Second Annual Wage Increase Coming Soon

APWU – 10/31/2016 – Retroactive Pay for Nov. 14, 2015 – Aug. 5, 2016 The interest arbitration award dated July 8, 2016 that established the terms for the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), ordered a retroactive pay increase effective Nov. 14, 2015. USPS started paying the new rates ordered by the arbitration award on Aug. 6, 2016. […]

APWU’s Dimondstein Scores Overwhelming Victory

APWU’s Dimondstein Scores Overwhelming Victory

His Team Wins Decisively News Service Bulletin 15-2016 (647.13 KB) 10/06/2016 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein scored an overwhelming victory on Oct. 6, winning re-election with 84 percent of the votes cast. Incumbent Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy won re-election, beating two opponents. Challenger Vance Zimmerman, who also ran on Dimondstein’s slate, won as Director of Industrial Relations. […]

Attention Retirees: Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 11

Attention Retirees: Applications for Holiday Temp Jobs Due Sept. 11

APWU – 09/01/2016 – Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 11. The Peak Season Exception Periods memo signed by President Mark Dimondstein and the USPS Vice President of Labor Relations in September 2015 has been carried forward into the new contract.  Therefore, […]

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