Contract Campaign / Negotiations 2015

New Pay Rates to Take Effect Aug. 6

Retroactive Pay Expected Nov. 4

07/23/2016 - According to information provided by the Postal Service, the new pay rates under the new APWU-USPS contract will begin on Aug. 6 (Pay Period 17) and will be reflected in paychecks dated Aug. 26, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced.


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Dimondstein Congratulates Union Members in New Contract Video

07/22/2016 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein congratulates union members for their role in winning a new  Collective Bargaining Agreement in a five-minute video. Click here to watch.

Arbitration Award Announced!

We Have a New Union Contract!

07/08/2016 - The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!

On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract.  This award concluded a two-year struggle for “Good Service, Good Jobs, Good Contract” that included contract negotiations, mediation, arbitration hearings – and solidarity actions on work floors and in communities around the country.

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Opening Day of Contract Arbitration

Dimondstein: ‘Postal Workers Earn the Right to Be Justly Compensated for Our Service and Hard Work’

2/17/2016 - On the opening day of arbitration for a new contract, APWU President Mark Dimondstein stated the union’s case in an impassioned presentation to the arbitration panel. The text is below. 

“The interests of the 200,000 postal workers represented by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, are contained in the preamble of the APWU National Constitution. ‘We believe all members of labor have the right to economic, political and social justice.’ That is what we are continually seeking, including in this round of collective bargaining, now culminating in this interest arbitration process.

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