06/07/2013 - After stonewalling for more than two months, the Postal Service has taken initial steps to enforce an arbitration ruling that was a major victory for the APWU.
News: Bargaining Unit Work
04/01/2013 - The 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement and a ruling of Arbitrator Shyam Das impose strict limits on the amount of bargaining unit work postmasters and supervisors may perform.
03/30/2013 - The union won a major arbitration victory on March 29, when Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a long-awaited decision that will affect Clerk Craft jobs in small post offices. The ruling settles a long-simmering dispute about the amount of bargaining unit work postmasters and supervisors may perform in Level 18-and-below offices.
10/10/2012 - The APWU is challenging a Postal Service decision to transfer duties of Time and Attendance Control System (TACS) clerks to another bargaining unit.
09/28/2012 - The APWU and the USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Sept. 25 that outlines procedures for filling 318 newly-created Level 7 Address Management System Technicians positions.
07/02/2012 - The APWU has put the Postal Service on notice that their plan to replace Postmasters at small, rural post offices with Postmaster Reliefs (PMRs) is a direct violation of our 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
04/04/2011 - Several questions have been posed on the APWU's Facebook page regarding the Tentative Agreement for a new contract. Below, union officers address questions regarding Clerk Craft positions in small offices.
03/14/2011 - The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, union President Cliff Guffey announced today.
ALSO: Highlights of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement
Delegates Take to the Streets:
08/25/2010 - Thousands of APWU members, led by union president William Burrus and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, marched through the streets of downtown Detroit on Tuesday afternoon to Save Saturday Service and rally for good jobs.
ALSO: Clerk Division delegates discussed job security at their pre-convention conference on Aug. 21 and 22, debating resolutions and discussing officers’ reports about issues affecting the craft. Motor Vehicle Services Division delegates discussed several urgent topics at their pre-convention conference Aug. 21 and 22.
AND: A distinguished group of national officers who will retire at the end of their term in November were honored by convention delegates on Aug. 23. Together, they have given 179 years of service to the members of the APWU.