APWU: White House 2018 Budget Proposal Targets Postal Workers and Postal Services

05/26/2017 – This week the White House released their budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as they do every fiscal year. There are a number of disturbing provisions which will directly affect postal workers and postal services for the American people. The White House’s budget proposes $46 billion in “savings” to the Postal Service […]

APWU: Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolves custodial hours Line H Dispute

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 MOU.” The Postal […]

APWU receives Arbitration ruling for USPS to return jobs to Clerk Craft

Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs 04/24/2017 – 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 […]

APWU: Get the Facts – Postal Reform Questions & Answers

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: USPS distributing final payment of $56 million settlement to retirees on April 21st

Final Payment for Retirees Regarding 1.6.b Global Settlement Remedy Agreement to be Distributed on April 21st 04/05/2017 – The Postal Service is distributing the final payment of the 1.6.b Global Settlement to retirees on April 21st. The payment is part of the remedy agreed upon in the Global Settlement reached between the APWU and the USPS on […]

APWU Weighs In, Calling for an End to CPI Price Cap

Postal Regulatory Rate System Review Underway 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 […]

APWU: Postal Reform Act of 2017 Moves Forward

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 […]

APWU: Final Payment of $56 million Global Settlement Remedy Agreement in Checks this Week

note: Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that APWU members are entitled to retroactive pay for time postmasters or supervisors performed craft duties in excess of limits outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 03/09/2017 – The Postal Service is distributing the final payment of the 1.6.b Global Settlement to over 13,000 active employees and retirees this week. […]