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APWU: $56 Million Settlement Deadline is April 29

APWU: $56 Million Settlement Deadline is April 29

Reminder: Friday is the Cut-Off $56 Million Settlement Deadline is April 29 APWU News – 04/27/2016 – Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson is reminding union members that Friday, April 29, is an…

APWU: Idaho Sends Resolution Opposing Plant Consolidations to U.S. Senate

APWU: Idaho Sends Resolution Opposing Plant Consolidations to U.S. Senate

APWU – 04/25/2016 – An Idaho resolution opposing mail processing plant consolidations and USPS service cuts was delivered to the U.S. Senate on April 19 – a year after Postal…

AWPU Negotiates New Health Benefit for PSEs

AWPU Negotiates New Health Benefit for PSEs

APWU – 04/14/2016 – Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will soon be able to sign up for health insurance during their first year of employment, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Currently, PSEs can…

APWU President Mark Dimondstein: 2-Cent Postage Cut is ‘Bad News’

APWU President Mark Dimondstein: 2-Cent Postage Cut is ‘Bad News’

APWU – 04/14/2016 – A ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates from 49 to 47 cents will “disrupt service and undermine a…

APWU Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

APWU Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

04/14/2016 – On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting…

USPS Failed to Meet Service Targets in 2015, PRC Report Says

USPS Failed to Meet Service Targets in 2015, PRC Report Says

APWU News – 03/31/2016 – According to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) Annual Compliance Determination Report (ACD), the Postal Service failed to meet the majority of service performance targets in fiscal year 2015. Service…

APWU: Update on Payment of $56 Million Settlement

APWU: Update on Payment of $56 Million Settlement

April 29 Deadline for Workers Who Weren’t Listed or Whose Listed Amounts Were Wrong APWU – 03/29/2016 – The Postal Service notified the APWU that management has almost completed the paperwork to…

APWU: District Court Orders Clarification On Maintenance Craft Staffing at BMCs

APWU: District Court Orders Clarification On Maintenance Craft Staffing at BMCs

03/24/2016 – The Postal Service sidestepped a fight in federal court on March 16 over enforcement of an Oct. 19, 2015, arbitration award on staffing at Bulk Mail Centers (BMCs).  After the…

APWU: Contract Update

APWU: Contract Update

Hearings in the arbitration for a new contract continued in March, with testimony on the union’s economic package. Union economist Kathryn Kobe reviewed a series of graphs and charts illustrating…

APWU: Consolidations in ‘Deferred Status’

APWU: Consolidations in ‘Deferred Status’

03/24/2016 – Postal workers and postal customers got some good news recently: The Deputy Postmaster General notified a member of Congress that “consolidation activities remain in a deferred status.” A one-year moratorium…

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