USPS discipline issued to APWU Steward Over ‘Outburst’ Flouted Labor Law, NLRB Says

Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 5:33 PM ET) — The U.S. Postal Service engaged in an unfair labor practice when it issued a written warning to a worker and union steward who berated a supervisor during a 2012 meeting over employee grievances, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. Partially overturning an administrative law […]

APWU: NLRB Hearing on Staples Deal Finally Gets to the Heart of the Matter

02/25/2016 –Hearing Room is Cleared When Secret Documents Are Discussed A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples resumed on Feb. 24 – after months of procedural wrangling – and finally got to the substance of the dispute. In an opening statement, the APWU offered […]

Labor Charge filed after postal supervisor threatens employees for union activity

February 19, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The National Labor Relations Board invites the filing of briefs in order to allow parties and interested amici an opportunity to address the issues raised in United States Postal Service (07-CA-142926), including whether the Board may continue to permit administrative law judges to issue a “consent order,” incorporating the […]

APWU: Secret Document Exposes USPS Privatization Planning

01/29/2016 – A document unearthed in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reveals why the APWU is adamant that the Postal Service’s deal with Staples – and others like it – must be stopped. The March 26, 2012, document exposes the secret privatization recommendation a Postal Service consultant made to USPS management: Eliminate […]

APWU Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge in Response to ‘Stay Survey’

PSEs Urged Not to Participate 11/06/2015 – The American Postal Workers Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to the “Stay Survey,” in which the Postal Service asks newly hired non-career employees about their job satisfaction and the quality of their working conditions. The APWU […]

APWU: Hearing on USPS-Staples Deal Dominated by Legal Wrangling

Proceedings to Resume Nov. 2 08/18/2015 – A hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples was dominated by procedural wrangling on Aug. 17 and 18. The hearing before Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will resume on Nov. 2. Region 5 of the NLRB […]

Statement by NLRB Chairman Pearce on 80th Anniversary of the NLRA

Statement by National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce on 80th Anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act July 2, 2015 In the eighty years since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted, the workplace has changed in ways that President Roosevelt never could have imagined when he declared that the goal of the […]

APWU: NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal

7/01/2015 – Proposed Remedy Would Restore Work to APWU Bargaining Unit In a major blow to the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint charging that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain and ordering the agency to return the work that […]

APWU, Sister Postal Unions Win Right to Bargain Over Cyber Intrusions

APWU, Sister Postal Unions Win Right to Bargain Over Cyber Intrusions 06/02/2015 – In a precedent-setting agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board, the APWU and its sister postal unions won the right to bargain with the Postal Service over a massive data security breach that took place in 2014. The historic May 19 […]