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, […]

APWU: Two Settlements Address DBCS Staffing And Employee Orientation Disputes

APWU: Two Settlements Address DBCS Staffing And Employee Orientation Disputes

09/01/2016 – The APWU and USPS signed two important Step 4 settlements recently, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. On Aug. 24, with the help of Assistant Clerk Craft Director Lynn Pallas-Barber, McKinnon reached agreement with the Postal Service on the issue of whether the “normal staffing” of two clerks per machine on Delivery […]

APWU: MVS Wins Important Ruling on Subcontracting Notification

APWU: MVS Wins Important Ruling on Subcontracting Notification

09/02/2016 – The APWU won an important arbitration case on Aug. 18, when Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement by notifying the union of subcontracting awards after they have been let. Arbitrator Das ordered the Postal Service to cease and desist from such violations and to comply with provisions of Article 32.2.B […]

MVS Continues to Fight Subcontracting

MVS Continues to Fight Subcontracting

08/31/2016 – The Motor Vehicle Service Craft has won some major battles in the fight against subcontracting, but challenges still lie ahead, MVS Craft Director Michael O. Foster said at the craft conference prior to the National Convention. “We continue as a union as a whole, to try to get the Postal Service to see the value […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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