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2018 Contract Campaign

The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign! 

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), also known as a union contract, between the APWU and the USPS expires on Sept. 20, 2018 – just a little over one year from now. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment. 

In June 2018, the APWU will open formal negotiations with management, and preparations are already underway. Some of the APWU’s major goals for upcoming negotiations include: 

  • Ensuring job security, including protecting no lay-off provisions and limiting sub-contracting; 
  • Providing fair pay raises that reward postal workers for their hard work and contributions; 
  • Bridging the gaps between the divisive “three tier” wage and benefit structure; 
  • Protecting and expanding career jobs;
  • Uplifting the Postal Support Employee (PSE) workforce;
  • Holding abusive managers accountable; 
  • Expanding and enhancing postal services.

Negotiations are never easy. They will be especially challenging in the current political environment. The APWU’s success will depend on how much power and leverage can be mustered with member involvement and public support.

By successfully doing this in 2015, the union made real progress in the last contract. 

Over the next year, the APWU will be building momentum, establishing contract action teams, wearing union gear and educating postal customers. There will be many opportunities – and much need – for members to get involved. 

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Join APWU for a 2018 Contract Negotiations Tele-Town Hall on January 24!

Note: This event has passed. A recording of the livestream of the Tele-Town Hall is now available at this link (your members-only login will be required).

We need you to build worker power to achieve our goals for a fair contract! Join us for the APWU Tele-Town Hall on January 24 for an opportunity to hear about specific actions you can take in the fight for better working conditions and the ability to provide a better standard of living for APWU members and families.

Here are the details:

The Tele-Town Hall will be held at two times on January 24 – at 2PM and 6PM EST. You can register for the call here.

Participants in the Tele-Town Hall will be able to ask questions in advance about the contract negotiations and the contract campaign. Officers will answer the most frequently asked questions during the event. It will also cover:

  • What we are up against
  • Our goals for negotiations
  • Opportunities for you to get involved

Let’s get all hands on deck! Click here to join the call. Click here for a downloadable flyer to pass out! 


2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

'Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow'

10/27/2017 - President Dimondstein is pleased to announce the winning slogan is “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” It was submitted by Alfonso McFarlin, Jr., a member of the Houston Area Local Retiree Chapter. [Read more...]

 

 


'In Our Hands is Placed a Power...'

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By President Mark Dimondstein 

There are many daunting challenges on the horizon that demand our attention and action as postal workers...

The 2018 National Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract) negotiations with postal management will begin in nine months. Preparations are underway. Negotiations are never easy, and these may prove to be the most difficult to date. Building power and leverage through a rank-and-file “contract campaign” is vital. [Read More...]


2018 Contract Negotiations - Preparations Underway

(This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman

Although it seems like we just finalized our current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), time is rapidly approaching for the next round of negotiations to begin. Your National Officers and the Industrial Relations Department have already begun planning and preparing for 2018 contract negotiations. [Read more...]