APWU Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

The Postal Service’s demands, including a new, lower-tier career workforce, elimination of cost-of-living allowances, and weakening the no-layoff clause are insulting and outrageous. 04/14/2016 – On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting […]

APWU: Contract Update

2/10/2015 – Our fight for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has moved to a new phase, APWU President Mark Dimondstein reports. “We are taking the preliminary steps necessary to proceed to arbitration,” he said. The first step is to select a three-member arbitration panel, which will be comprised of a union-appointed advocate, a management-appointed advocate […]

APWU: Contract Mediation Gets Underway

APWU: Contract Mediation Gets Underway 06/10/2015 – Representatives of the APWU and USPS held an introductory meeting with officials of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) on June 9 to begin mediation on a new collective bargaining agreement. APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Industrial Relations Director Tony McKinnon and staff met with FMCS Acting Director […]

APWU: Contract Talks Hit Impasse after USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security

05/28/2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27. The USPS scuttled any prospect of reaching a deal by insisting on severe cuts in pay and benefits, despite the fact that progress had been made on many non-economic issues, President Mark Dimondstein […]

USPS, APWU extend contract talks, Negotiations with NRLCA reach impasse

The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed to extend contraction negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement, USPS announced May 21. Although the contract with APWU expired at midnight May 20, the Postal Service and APWU mutually decided to extend the negotiations deadline by one week to May 27. APWU […]

APWU President Reports on Status of Contract Negotiations

APWU President Reports on Negotiations 02/26/2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein has presented his first update for union members on the status of contract negotiations. The bargaining report is available to APWU members only. To read the summary, click here. For those who are new to the APWU website — or to the Members Only […]

Contract Negotiations Begin: At Opening Session, APWU Breaks with Tradition

02/19/2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service got underway on Feb. 19 with a dramatic break with tradition. Joining the APWU at the opening session were actor-activist Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who made brief remarks following a statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein. National […]

APWU: Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

Members of the union’s Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on Dec. 8 and 9, where they heard presentations from union officers about negotiations, and engaged in lively give-and-take. The 14-member committee selected Bob Johnson, president of the Greater Connecticut Area Local, to serve as chair. Annette August-Taylor, president of […]

APWU Tentative Guidelines For Effective Dates of New Contract

The new APWU and USPS collective bargaining agreement will be signed on Monday, May 23rd. Below is a timeline of effective dates (subject to change). Also “The APWU Industrial Relations Department has produced a Guide to Local Negotiations that contains a wealth of information to assist locals in bargaining over Local Memorandums of Understanding (LMOUs) […]

APWU Ratification Vote Count Underway – Yes Vote Leading By Wide Margin

From the American Postal Workers Union: Ratification Vote Count Underway (05/11/11) The counting of ballots in the ratification vote on the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement has begun. As of 12:45 p.m., the numbers stand at 69,451 “yes” votes, and 22,351 “no” votes.. There has not been an update since 12:45 p.m.? The numbers will be […]