Update on USPS, Mail Handlers contract negotiations

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union: Negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of their 2016 National Agreement have been revived, with the parties meeting in Washington, DC to resolve their remaining disputes. One of the primary reasons for extending the NPMHU-USPS negotiations deadline past May 20, 2016 was to […]

APWU to hold Arbitration Award Town Hall Call – July 21

07/08/2016 – APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a live CBA Arbitration Award Town Hall Call on July 21. at 12 p.m. or 8 p.m. To participate, you must register online by 4 p.m. (EDT), July 20. Click here to register. If you are experiencing difficulties registering online, call 202-216-2652. The […]

Postal Workers ask Canada Post to extend contract talks

OTTAWA, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ – Postal workers are asking Canada Post management for a two-week extension on the cooling-off period that would otherwise entail a termination of their contract on July 2nd. At that point, the union says Canada Post might either lock its workers out or try to force a walkout through punitive changes […]

USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations

WASHINGTON , DC,, May 21, 2016 — The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although the contract with the NALC expired at midnight Friday, May 20, the Postal Service and the NALC have mutually decided to extend […]

NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, and the preservation of workforce structure modifications achieved […]

NPMHU and USPS Present Opening Statements as National Negotiations Begin in Washington D.C.

 On February 25, 2016, National President Paul V. Hogrogian gave the Union’s opening statement, formalizing the start of national negotiations with the United States Postal Service. The Union’s statement is featured below in its entirety:   On behalf of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and almost 44,000 Mail Handlers that our Union represents, we […]

USPS, Mail Handlers open contract negotiations February 25th

NPMHU preparing for contract negotiations As everyone knows, the NPMHU’s 2011 National Agreement expires in approximately three months, on May 20, 2016.  Negotiations with the Postal Service will formally commence on February 25, 2016, and preparations at the National Office have been ongoing for many months. The Postal Service continues to claim, both publicly and […]

Mail Handlers Prepares for National Negotiations

With formal negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of the 2016 National Agreement scheduled to begin in February 2016, preparations for bargaining are moving forward in the National Office.  One critical aspect of those preparations is now completed, as the Field Negotiating Committee met during the third full week of […]

APWU: Contract Negotiations Update

APWU President Mark Dimondstein has issued the following update on contract negotiations: As we say in our union, “The Struggle Continues…”  And our struggle to secure a new Collective Bargaining Agreement continues as well. The mediation process, which began in June under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is drawing to a […]

Postal Workers and USPS to Open Contract Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19

In a First, Union to Put Issues Such as Postal Banking, Expanded Hours and Additional Customer Services on the Bargaining Table, Along with Wages and Benefits Actor-Activist Danny Glover and APWU Pres. Mark Dimondstein to speak at Kickoff News Conference Postal Workers and USPS to Open Negotiations Thurs. Feb. 19 at Pivotal Time for the […]