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  2. Web News Article #: 92-2018 APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days. Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expired Thursday, September 20, 2018... All the rights, benefits and provisions of our existing union contract remain in place, and are fully enforceable during the 30-day extension of negotiations. View the full article
  3. Web News Article #: 88-2018 Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at work. Together we can stop them in their tracks. Get ready to hit the streets with our sister postal unions, family, friends, and community allies to Save Our Service. Rallies will take place at many Congressional offices throughout the country. Check with your local and state leaders for more details and for the exact time and location in your area. View the full article
  4. Web News Article #: 90-2018 View the full article
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  6. Web News Article #: 89-2018 When 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. View the full article
  7. Web News Article #: 88-2018 Some 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. View the full article
  8. Web News Article #: 88-2018 View the full article
  9. Web News Article #: 87-2018 September 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! Click here to download the flyer and spread the word: Sept. 13 is NATIONAL UNION GEAR DAY! View the full article
  10. 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 View the full article
  11. 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. View the full article
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    Call 866-412-8061 for Updates

    Web News Article #: 86-2018 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! View the full article
  13. Web News Article #: 89-2018 The 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. Click Here to Read More. View the full article
  14. Chris Smith

    POWER Educational Conferences

    Web News Article #: 85-2018 APWU 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. View the full article
  15. Web News Article #: 84-2018 We 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. View the full article
  16. Web News Article #: 83-2018 In accordance with Article 21 of the American Postal Workers Union Constitution & Bylaws, Jason Treier will serve as Eastern Region Maintenance Division National Business Agent, President Mark Dimondstein announced. View the full article
  17. Chris Smith

    APWU Rally in Pittsburgh

    Web News Article #: 82-2018 APWU convention delegates, members and supporters rallying in Pittsburgh, PA on August 21, 2018, against the sale of the U.S. public Postal Service. View the full article
  18. Chris Smith

    Happy Labor Day

    Web News Article #: 81-2018 APWU members Fight this Labor Day and every day for a Better Tomorrow! View the full article
  19. Web News Article #: 80-2018 Time is running short for APWU retirees who are interested in applying for temporary positions as Holiday Clerk Assistants: Applications are due Sept. 24. If you are interested in working temporarily as an Annuitant Holiday Clerk Assistant, you must apply online at www.usps.com/employment. To apply click on “Search Now;” type “Annuitant Clerk” as the “keywords;” select the location; click on “Start;” then click on “Apply.” View the full article
  20. Chris Smith

    2018 National Convention

  21. News Service Bulletin #: 10-2018 (L-R) Lee Saunders, William ‘Bill’ Lucy, and Rev. Cleophus Smith View the full article
  22. News Service Bulletin #: 9-2018 On Tuesday afternoon, the highest governing body of the American Postal Workers Union hit the streets to protest against the possible sale of the U.S. Postal Service. “This White House, the Heritage Foundation, and their billionaire backers, the Wall Street investors, they want their greedy hands on the public till and the public good – but they’ve started something that they’re not going to be able to stop,” said President Dimondstein. “They think this is their time…We’re going to show them this is truly our time.” View the full article
  23. Chris Smith

    Overcoming the Struggles Ahead

    News Service Bulletin #: 8-2018 On Monday, Aug. 20, APWU National President Mark Dimondstein delivered the “State of the Union” address to the 2,038 delegates to the 24th Biennial National Convention. President Dimondstein addressed the successes of the past and struggles for the future. “I look forward to a spirited and productive week and am confident we will leave more united, inspired and dedicated to the cause of labor rights and dignity.” View the full article
  24. News Service Bulletin #: 7-2018 On Aug. 19 and 20, APWU craft divisions – Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service, Support Services – and retirees held conferences. The ongoing contract negotiations was a topic on everyone’s mind. View the full article
  25. Web News Article #: 79-2018 APWU Members Henry Rice & John Zamudio with a Proud Voter Labor strikes back! In a critical battle faced by the labor movement union members and community allies joined together to stop Right-to-Work (for less) in Missouri. These laws make it optional for workers covered by union contracts to help pay for the expenses unions incur protecting workers’ rights. Passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2017, this anti-worker law was blocked from being implemented after workers rose up and gathered roughly 300,000 signatures against the law. This action forced a direct vote by the residents of Missouri on the law. View the full article
  26. Web News Article #: 78-2018 In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per year. View the full article
  27. Web News Article #: 77-2018 APWU members can continue to volunteer in political campaigns under the long-standing leave-without-pay rules in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). A national arbitrator rejected changes the Postal Service made to the Leave Without Pay (LWOP) rules for how employees request LWOP to participate in political activities organized by their unions. In his award on August 6, 2018, the arbitrator upheld the APWU’s challenge to the Postal Service’s unilateral changes to the leave program that put the burden of managing LWOP requests on employees, rather than supervisors. The award protects employees’ right to request LWOP to volunteer through their union to participate in important political activities, like the upcoming November elections. View the full article
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