Clerk Craft and USPS Agree on $36 Million Remedy Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams

Clerk Craft and USPS Agree on $36 Million Remedy Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams

APWU News – 01/16/2018 – On Jan. 12, the Clerk Craft and the USPS agreed on a $36 million remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program. The money will be distributed among Clerk Craft employees to be identified by the National APWU. The Postal Service is required to cooperate […]

APWU Says “WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects”

APWU Says “WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects”

APWU News – 01/11/2018 – The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our members in an earlier Web article. Many are asking, “Should I accept early-out retirement?” It is […]

Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Arbitrator Das sides with union for arbitration victory APWU News – 12/12/2017 – Arbitrator Shyam Das found in favor of the APWU again in the union’s on-going efforts to enforce the Global Settlement Memorandum of Understanding (GSMOU) and the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) for implementing the GSMOU. In an award issued December 8, 2017, Das found that the “End of […]

APWU Clashes with Postal Management on New 3971 Language

APWU Clashes with Postal Management on New 3971 Language

12/01/2017 – APWU News – The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business.  This new section states: LWOP – Union Official (Required Certification) By signing this form, I certify this request is not for […]

APWU: Pay Increase Coming Nov. 25

APWU: Pay Increase Coming Nov. 25

11/02/2017 – APWU News – The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective Nov. 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on Dec.15, 2017. Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3 percent. Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay […]

Boston APWU Brings Allies Together to Fight for a Better Postal Service

Boston APWU Brings Allies Together to Fight for a Better Postal Service

APWU News – 10/26/2017 – On October 18, APWU Boston Metro Area Local – along with other APWU members, allies and activists – took to the streets to demand management fill New England Area postal vacancies. Ignoring these vacancies leads to slow mail processing, delayed mail delivery, poor customer service and hinders dependable public service around New […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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