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 […]

Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

Activist for Change Seeks APWU Presidency

Jerry Stidman a member of the American Postal Workers Union from Terre Haute, Indiana ramps up his campaign to gain their national presidency.  Stidman, a leading activist for a vibrant public post office with an all-union workforce will champion a positive message for change. The APWU represent over 200,000 active and retired postal workers.  These […]

APWU, Management Agree to Local Implementation Timeline

APWU, Management Agree to Local Implementation Timeline

07/21/2016 – In the wake of the arbitration award on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the APWU and USPS have agreed to a timeline for local negotiations, Director of Industrial Relations Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. Local unions or management can open bargaining over changes to local agreements, in accordance with the schedule outlined in a July […]

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 […]

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