APWU to Locals: Any Modifications to HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

Any Modifications to the 110 HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level 11/22/2016 – According to correspondence between the Postal Service and APWU, all discussions to modify any of the 110 Highway Contract Route (HCR) subcontracting must be done at the National level. In the award summary, Arbitrator Shaym Das stated, “By agreement, […]

In stinging rebuke, NLRB rules USPS-Staples deal violated Federal law

Dimondstein calls upon the USPS to “Do the right thing! End the Staples deal now.” 11/17/2016 – On November 8, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas ruled to uphold all of the charges leveled at the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Staples Approved Shipper program. The APWU initially filed the […]

APWU: Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results

11/16/2016 – According to USPS’s financial results released on Nov. 15, the Postal Service gained $610 million in operating profit in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Despite what the headlines say, the Postal Service has now been operating in the black for three straight years, with operating profits totaling $3.2 billion since 2013. Unfortunately, this good […]

Postal News Recap: Trump victory, late night mail delivery, carrier assault

Postal Worker charged with identity theft can remain on job HOUSTON – A 26-year-old Houston postal worker may already be back on the job just one day after being charged by the feds. D’angela Domio [a City Carrier Assistant for two years] and five others are accused of preying on people’s personal information and stealing […]

APWU: Contractual Retroactive Payment in November 18th Paychecks: Second Annual Wage Increase Coming Soon

The interest arbitration award dated July 8, 2016 that established the terms for the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), ordered a retroactive pay increase effective Nov. 14, 2015. USPS started paying the new rates ordered by the arbitration award on Aug. 6, 2016. The retroactive pay for all APWU represented employees for the period from […]

Paltry COLA Will Leave Postal, Federal Retirees Worse Off

10/20/2016 – The APWU has joined with 74 other organizations to urge Congress to correct an outrageous disparity, Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor reports. Unless the legislature takes action, a miniscule 0.3 percent 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for millions of retirees will result in a substantialreduction in the annuities of hundreds of thousands of postal […]

APWU: Historic Win for the Maintenance Craft – An All-Career Workforce

08/25/2016 – The new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) included a historic win for the Maintenance Craft. “We have negotiated our way to an all-career workforce,” Maintenance Craft Director Steven G. Raymer, said at the National Convention. “There used to be casual employees, Transitional Employees, and there aren’t anymore. More recently, there used to be Postal […]