USPS and NALC reach tentative contract agreement

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America.|  The tentative agreement includes provisions rewarding all letter carriers for their contributions to the Postal Service’s extraordinary comeback following the Great Recession; narrowing the compensation gap between […]

USPS, APWU reach agreement on extension of contract covering IT employees

USPS Labor update: Contract covering IT employees extended 4/28/16 The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have reached a one-year extension of a contract covering approximately 1,150 Information Technology and Accounting Services bargaining-unit employees. The employees work in USPS data centers in St. Louis; Eagan, MN; San Mateo, CA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. […]

APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS)

APWU files National Dispute over which USPS craft employees should perform primary duties of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) In what could possibly become one of the biggest blunders in USPS craft jurisdictional assignments, disputes, arbitration, lawsuits, reversals and ______________ fill in the blanks cases, APWU has submitted a dispute to the National Dispute […]

Mail Handlers Union files lawsuit against USPS, APWU over SPSS craft determination reversal

A few days ago (August 11, 2015) the Mail Handlers Union “filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).” Now, the NPMHU has filed a federal lawsuit requesting the court to halt […]

USPS seeks info for buying 10,000 Right Hand Drive vehicles

The United States Postal Service is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to evaluate the possibility of purchasing a new commercially available Right Hand Drive vehicle to supplement its existing fleet of light delivery vehicles. This would be a stop gap solution to meet Right Hand Drive vehicle requirements until the development of a purpose […]

USPS awards nearly $100 million in contracts for 4,000 Delivery Vehicles

According to the Office of Inspector General: The Postal Service has an acquisition strategy that has not been fully developed or implemented. The short-term plan developed in 2011 included acquiring 25,000 vehicles costing about $500 million to meet operational needs and replace some of the aging fleet. The long-term plan included purchasing the next generation […]

APWU Nurses Approve Contract

In a unanimous vote of 33-0, members of the National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU approved a Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the USPS on April 23. Forty-three ballots were mailed. “The tentative contract resolves all the articles that were in dispute,” said Support Services Craft Director Steve Brooks, when the agreement was announced. “It will provide […]

APWU: Tentative Agreement Reached on Nurses’ Contract

The APWU has reached a Tentative Agreement with the USPS on a Collective Bargaining Agreement covering postal nurses. “The tentative contract resolves all the articles that were in dispute,” said Support Services Craft Director Steve Brooks.  “It will provide new benefits and will clarify working conditions for postal nurses represented by the National Postal Professional […]