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APWU Web News Article 158-2014

COLA Increase

08/25/2014 - Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $686 per year in September 2014, in accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The raise is the result of an increase in the consumer price index (CPI-W). The effective date is Sept. 6, 2014 (Pay Period 20-2014, Pay Date Sept. 26, 2014).

APWU Web News Article 151-2014

IT-AS Members Ratify New Contract

Agreement Breaks ‘Pattern’ Set in 2010 Negotiations

08/12/2014 - APWU members in the IT-Accounting Services Centers (AS) ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 592 to 38 in voting that ended Aug. 7, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced.

The new agreement, which covers approximately 1,100 employees, was signed on Aug. 8 and took effect the following day; it expires Jan. 20, 2016.

APWU Web News Article 124-2013

Retiree COLAs Set at 1.5%

11/01/2013 - The Social Security Administration has announced a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 1.5 percent for federal and postal retirees. The increase will be reflected in the January 2014 annuity and will apply to retirees covered by both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

APWU News Bulletin

$937 Cost-of-Living Raise Set for September

08/15/2013 - Career APWU members will receive a $937 annual increase in pay in September, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced. “This substantial raise is the result of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, which preserved cost-of-living adjustments for our members,” he said.

ALSO: The APWU won a major victory Aug. 13 when Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a ruling that will help the union fight subcontracting, President Cliff Guffey has announced. Das ruled that locals must be notified when management makes a decision at the local, district or area level to contract out craft work.

APWU Web News Article 013-2013

Retirees: Participate in Lobby Week Feb. 18-22

02/04/2013 - The APWU is encouraging retirees to meet with members of Congress in their home districts during Lobby Week, Feb. 18-22, to discuss protecting Cost-of-Living Adjustments, Social Security, Medicare and other issues of concern to seniors. Lobby Week is sponsored by the Alliance for Retired Americans, which the APWU Retirees Department is affiliated with.

APWU News Bulletin

Pay Raise Set for Nov. 17

11/01/2012 - APWU-represented postal employees will receive an increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 17 — the first in three years.

ALSO: President Cliff Guffey is asking APWU members to contribute to relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The colossal storm devastated communities along the East Coast and took the lives of more than 70 people, including Leonard Montalto, an officer of the Staten Island Local APWU.

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