Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute

Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute

AWU News – 05/19/2017 –  The Postal Service and the Maintenance Division of the APWU signed an agreement resolving a national level dispute regarding custodial hours on line H of Form 4852 (case number Q15T-4Q-C 17274095). The issue in the case is the determination of compliance with item 6 of the July 9, 2014 TL-5 […]

APWU: PSEs Getting a Pay Raise

APWU: PSEs Getting a Pay Raise

APWU – 05/16/2017 – Starting May 13, Postal Support Employess (PSEs) will get a pay raise of 20 cents an hour. The increase will be reflected in the June 2 paychecks. Click here for updated payscales. PSEs are not eligible for COLA increases, including the most recent increase of 16 cents per hour all career […]

Miners Win Permanent Funding for Retirement Health Care

Miners Win Permanent Funding for Retirement Health Care

APWU News – 5/5/17 – On May 4, Congress passed legislation providing for 22,600 retired coal miners, widows and dependents to have the health care they were promised by the federal government and earned through going into the mines for decades to power the country. The members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) […]

‘Enough is Enough’ – APWU Members Take it to the Streets

‘Enough is Enough’ – APWU Members Take it to the Streets

APWU News – 5/1/17 – Members of the Barre Local [VT] were joined by their APWU brothers and sisters from across New England – including National President Mark Dimondstein and Northeast Regional Coordinator John H. Dirzius – for an informational picket outside the South Main Street post office on Friday, April 28. Vermont State Labor […]

Workers Memorial Day is April 28

Workers Memorial Day is April 28

APWU News – 4/24/17 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Each year, thousands of workers die and millions more are injured or sickened from dangerous working conditions. Many employers […]

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 […]