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, […]

APWU: IT/AS Support Services Members Ratify Contract

APWU: IT/AS Support Services Members Ratify Contract

APWU News – 09/12/2017 – Following an overwhelming 429-129 ratification vote on Aug. 23, the new Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the United States Postal Service was signed by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and USPS Vice President of Labor Relations Douglas Tulino. “I salute the members who stood strong through the […]

APWU: 2017 Peak Season Exception Period MOU Reached

APWU: 2017 Peak Season Exception Period MOU Reached

08/25/2017 – The APWU and the USPS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), RE: Peak Season Exception Periods – 2017 Date Changes, modifying the Peak Season (Holiday Season) Exception period for 2017 to “ensure adequate coverage” and “accommodate customer service.” Peak Season Dates The start of the Peak Season Exception Period will be from Nov. 11, 2017 (Pay Period […]

APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

APWU News – 08/11/2017 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, […]

Information Technology/Accounting Services Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS

Information Technology/Accounting Services Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS

APWU News – 07/28/2017 – The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service reached a tentative agreement for bargaining unit employees in the Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS). This agreement is subject to ratification by the membership (under the Support Services Division). The contract covers approximately 1,140 IT/AS employees with service centers in […]

Postal Union Informs Public About Proposed Job and Service Cuts

Postal Union Informs Public About Proposed Job and Service Cuts

APWU – 7/27/17 – This Postal Heritage Day, two APWU locals celebrated the Postal Service’s 242nd birthday by holding informational pickets informing the public about the proposed job cuts by USPS management through reversions, abolishments and excessing – further disrupting services to the public. The Greater Seattle Area Local protested in front of the University […]

Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs

Update on the Fight Back Against USPS Reductions in Service and Jobs APWU – 07/20/2017 – Following strong resistance from the APWU – and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) – USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations. However, this may one be a […]

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