APWU: Postal Reform Bill Needs Work

APWU: Postal Reform Bill Needs Work

07/20/2016 – A House committee has approved two important postal measures that may be considered by the full House in the fall. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee adopted the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) and the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act (H.R. 5707) in a voice vote on July 12. The Postal Service […]

APWU: Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New Union Contract!

APWU: Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New Union Contract!

APWU – 07/08/2016 – The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract! On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract.  This award concluded a two-year struggle for “Good Service, Good Jobs, Good […]

APWU: Arbitrator Issues BMC Staffing Clarification

APWU: Arbitrator Issues BMC Staffing Clarification

APWU News – 07/06/2016 – In a supplemental decision issued on July 5, Arbitrator Ira Jaffe ruled in favor of the APWU on staffing at Bulk Mail Centers (BMCs), also known as Network Distribution Centers (NDCs). The supplemental decision clarified an Oct. 19, 2015, award in which Arbitrator Jaffe ruled that the USPS violated Article 19 of the Collective […]

APWU: 480-481 Local Takes Stand Against Hostile Work Environment

APWU: 480-481 Local Takes Stand Against Hostile Work Environment

‘A Complete Lack of Respect on the Workroom Floor’ 07/01/2016 – APWU members at the Metroplex Mail Processing and Distribution Center in suburban Detroit are taking a stand against an extremely hostile work environment. “It starts and stops with a complete lack of respect on the workroom floor,” said Roscoe Woods, president of the 480-481 Area Local. […]

APWU: Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of West Virginia Floods

APWU: Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of West Virginia Floods

06/30/2016 –  If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the recent deadly floods and mudslides that struck West Virginia, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Unprecedented flooding has left thousands of families displaced, and many do not have flood insurance. Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are […]

APWU: Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon

APWU: Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon

APWU – 06/30/2016 – The APWU expects a decision from Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg by mid-July, reports President Mark Dimondstein. “We had hoped to have a ruling by now, but Arbitrator Goldberg has informed the union and management that he is still working on his decision,” Dimondstein said. “I know that union members are eager to hear […]

Fed Up with Understaffing, Saint Louis Local Pickets Post Office

Fed Up with Understaffing, Saint Louis Local Pickets Post Office

APWU News – 6/26/16 – Fed up with chronic understaffing of mail sorting machines, nearly 100 members of the Saint Louis Gateway Area Local and their allies formed an enthusiastic picket line outside the downtown post office on June 14. Normal staffing on DBSC machines is two workers: a feeder and a sweeper. But for close […]

APWU: NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

APWU: NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

APWU news – 06/23/2016 – In a major ruling in favor of the APWU issued on June 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the Postal Service to immediately provide the APWU uncensored copies of documents about the pilot program that established postal counters inside Staples stores – information the APWU first requested in 2013. Noting that the […]

APWU: Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits

APWU: Deadline Nears for PSEs to Sign Up for Health Benefits

APWU news – 06/20/2016 – Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016. Under the terms of an agreement between the APWU and management, the Postal Service will contribute at least $125 […]

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