APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Ruling – Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Ruling – Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs

04/24/2017 – APWU News – Arbitrator Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service failed to make a good faith effort to return 362 administrative and technical jobs to the Clerk Craft. The arbitration award was issued on April 21, 2017 and settles a long-standing dispute over the Clerk Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding in the 2010 […]

APWU: Postal Reform Questions & Answers

APWU: Postal Reform Questions & Answers

APWU News – 04/06/2017 – In order to have a healthy, sustainable, public Postal Service, legislation is necessary to protect postal customers and postal workers from USPS’s current financial crisis. The bi-partisan Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 largely caused this crisis, sending the Postal Service on a severe downward spiral. The PAEA mandated the Postal […]

APWU Weighs In On PRC Review, Calling for an End to Consumer Price Index Price Cap

APWU Weighs In On PRC Review, Calling for an End to Consumer Price Index Price Cap

APWU News – 03/25/2017 – The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) submitted comments before the March 20 deadline to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for their ongoing “10 Year Rate System Review,” required by Congress in the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). The Commission is reviewing the effects of the current rate system, capped by […]

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

APWU News – 03/20/2017 – On March 16, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee “marked-up” and approved the Postal Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). A mark-up is a formal process where a congressional committee can consider and amend a bill before advancing it to the full House of Representatives or Senate. Recognizing the need to set the […]

APWU: Significant COLA Increase

APWU: Significant COLA Increase

APWU News – 02/15/2017 – Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Postal Support Employees are not eligible for cost-of-living increases, but they receive five general wage increases under the 2015-2018 contract). The increase is the result of an […]

APWU: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Is A Positive Step Forward

APWU: The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Is A Positive Step Forward

APWU News – 02/07/2017 – On Feb. 7, a hearing was held before the full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). The legislation, introduced on Jan. 31, is sponsored by the Oversight Committee’s Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) as well as Representatives Mark […]

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

We Won!! The USPS and Staples Deal is Over! APWU News – 12/05/2017 – Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and […]

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

12/27/2016 – APWU News – The APWU signed an updated agreement December 22, 2016, for Members-at-Large who work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union. The agreement outlines the rules for these small offices on topics that are typically the subject of negotiations at the local level between USPS managers and local union […]