Labor News

Web News Article #: 5-2018APWU will be holding a Tele-Town Hall on January 24 for an opportunity to hear about specific actions you can take in the fight for better working conditions and the ability to provide a better standard of living for APWU members and families.

Web News Article #: 4-2018On Jan. 5, the APWU and USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding Re: Clerk Craft PSE Hiring and One Day Break. The new MOU designates Saturday, the first day of the pay period, as the hire date of all Clerk Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs).

Web News Article #: 3-2018Click below to watch President Dimondstein's New Year message to APWU members 

Web News Article #: 2-2018Today, January 4, 2018, the APWU was notified by letter that the USPS is offering voluntary early out retirement (VERA) for eligible clerk craft employees. This letter was received with no advance notification to the union or negotiations with the APWU over who the VERA applied to and under what conditions.

Web News Article #: 1-2018The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department will be hosting an Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training in New Orleans, LA from April 7-10, 2018.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
International Unions Denounce T-Mobile for Union-Busting
During a UNI Global Union conference, a coalition of information technology and telecommunication workers from over a dozen nations unanimously denounced T-Mobile and its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, for suppressing workers’ attempts to form a union in the United States. Countries included Argentina, Mexico, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Nicaragua, Peru, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uru- guay and the United States.

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 
Delegates to the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention unani- mously passed Resolution 46, “Support Postal Financial Services and Postal Banking.”

Web News Article #: 120-2017On Wednesday Dec. 20, Congress voted to pass a tax bill designed to reward the super wealthy and major corporations with more money. Despite being an unpopular bill opposed by hard-working families across the country, it passed without any bipartisan support and awaits the president’s signature to be signed into law.

News Service Bulletin #: 08-2017

Web News Article #: 119-2017In an award issued December 8, 2017, Das found that the “End of Day” button – a function the Postal Service added into the Retail System Software (RSS) point-of-sale system allowing postmasters to enter and exit the system without fully closing out – did not satisfy the requirement in the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement that postmasters are allowed to perform bargaining unit work for only 15 hours per week, to be counted from the start to the “end of day.”