Labor News

Web News Article #: 89-2018When the USPS made changes to Chapters 5 and 7 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM) in 1995, APWU challenged the changes as not fair, reasonable, and equitable. While USPS agreed to restore the language in 2007 and again in 2012, they never did. APWU never stopped fighting. On August 28, we reached an agreement with the USPS to restore the language within 12 weeks. "This language is significant because it protects work that is presently being performed in the MVS Craft," said Michael Foster, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) Division Director.

Web News Article #: 88-2018Some non-unionized drivers from Pat Salmon Companies in El Paso, TX approached the Salmon Companies Dallas APWU represented drivers with concerns over their working conditions. The Dallas driver President, Sonny Castleman, quickly arranged for a meeting with the drivers to discuss the issues.

Web News Article #: 87-2018September 20, 2018 marks the expiration of our Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS. There is much at stake for members of the American Postal Workers Union as your negotiating committee is fighting to protect job security, win fair wage increases, maintain our COLA, expand rights of PTFs and PSEs alike, seek to end the divisive multi-tier wage structure and expand postal services.
This Thursday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 20 are the last two Union Gear Thursdays before our contract expires.
Make sure to ‘Gear Up!’ Coast-to-coast – Hawaii to Maine, Florida to Alaska – as we show the Postal Service that we are one, we are strong, we are united. 
Put on your buttons, wristbands, stickers, shirts, hats and other union gear!
Tag #APWUnited on social media, send us your images to nccc@apwu.org, and proudly display our solidarity!
 

News Service Bulletin #: Vol. 48, No. 07
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service expires at midnight September 20, 2018.
The union entered the final 10-day stretch of intense negotiations – including days of round-the-clock bargaining – on Sept. 10. National President Dimondstein will provide regular updates starting Sept. 14.
Call 866-412-8061 to get the latest news and updates as we continue Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow!
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 National Agreement

The Clerk Craft recently settled four (4) Step 4 National Disputes with the Postal Service that (1.) address the assignment of injured on duty employees in USPS “pilot” or experimental programs, (2.) Lead Clerk duties and leading other employees, same level and higher, (3.) 204B details to non-supervisory positions, and (4.) Lead Clerk and TACs training and duties.
Lamont Brooks, Clerk Craft Assistant Director, was the assigned officer for the disputes and handled the negotiations that led to the favorable settlements. 

Web News Article #: 89-2018The Clerk Craft recently settled four (4) Step 4 National Disputes with the Postal Service that address (1.) the assignment of injured on duty employees in USPS “pilot” or experimental programs, (2.) Lead Clerk duties and leading other employees, same level and higher, (3.) 204B details to non-supervisory positions, and (4.) Lead Clerk and TACs training and duties. 
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Web News Article #: 86-2018The current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service expires at midnight September 20, 2018. The union entered the final 10-day stretch of intense negotiations – including days of round-the-clock bargaining – on Sept. 10. National President Dimondstein will provide regular updates starting Sept. 14.
Call 866-412-8061 to get the latest news and updates as we continue Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow!

Web News Article #: 85-2018APWU POWER Southern Region
The APWU POWER Southern Region Educational Conference will be held on Monday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The deadline to register is Monday, October 1, 2018. It will be held at the IP Casino and Resort, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, MS. For more information and to register, click here. 
APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Region
The APWU POWER Eastern/Northeast Region Educational Conference will be held on Thursday, November 1 to Friday, November 2, 2018. The deadline to register is Friday, September 21, 2018. It will be held at the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel, located on the Boardwalk, 1416 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information and to register, click here. 

Web News Article #: 84-2018We need you to build worker power to achieve our goals for a fair contract! 
Join us for a APWU Town Hall Call on September 6 for contract negotiation updates directly from President Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members.