APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

APWU News – 03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the need to set the […]

APWU: Significant COLA Increase

APWU: Significant COLA Increase

APWU News – 02/15/2017 – Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Postal Support Employees are not eligible for cost-of-living increases, but they receive five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract). The increase is the result of an […]

APWU: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Is A Positive Step Forward

APWU: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Is A Positive Step Forward

APWU News – 02/07/2017 – On Feb. 7, a hearing was held before the full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). The legislation, introduced on Jan. 31, is sponsored by the Oversight Committee’s Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) as well as Representatives Mark […]

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

We Won!! The USPS and Staples Deal is Over! APWU News – 12/05/2017 – Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and […]

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

12/27/2016 – APWU News – The APWU signed an updated agreement December 22, 2016, for Members-at-Large who work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union. The agreement outlines the rules for these small offices on topics that are typically the subject of negotiations at the local level between USPS managers and local union […]

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award Hundreds of SPSS Clerk Craft Jobs Preserved 12/09/2016 – The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) […]

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 […]

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