11/12/2010 - With the Collective Bargaining Agreement scheduled to expire Nov. 20, the APWU will post frequent updates about the status of negotiations. To stay informed about late-breaking developments, union members can visit www.apwu.org, or they can follow the union on Twitter and Facebook.
News: Contract Negotiations
11/12/2010 - The union’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee is scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC on Nov. 14 to be on hand in the event of late-breaking developments at the negotiating table.
11/10/2010 - To commemorate retiring President William Burrus’ last day at contract negotiations — and his more than 50 years of postal employment — Postmaster General John E. Potter made an appearance at the bargaining table Nov. 10 and presented Burrus with the Postmaster General’s Medal of Freedom.
APWU Installation of Officers:
11/08/2010 - Speaking at swearing-in ceremonies in Washington, DC, newly elected APWU President Cliff Guffey pledged to continue to fight on behalf of postal workers and their families.
10/26/2010 - Responding to news of the retirement of Postmaster General John E. Potter, APWU President William Burrus issued the following statement.
09/10/2010 - Ballots for the 2010 Election of APWU National Officers are being mailed Monday, Sept. 13, to Wednesday, Sept. 15. To encourage APWU members to participate in this year’s elections, the national union will hold a voter-participation competition among locals, rewarding those that vote in the highest percentages.
ALSO: Members and guests are invited to attend the Installation of National Officers Dinner-Dance, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC. The ceremonial affair will feature the swearing-in of new and returning officers.
AND: American Postal Workers Union President William Burrus has denounced efforts by the Postal Service to influence the outcome of contract negotiations by issuing demands in public forums.
Says Contract Negotiations Are Ill-Served by Public Misstatements
09/08/2010 - American Postal Workers Union President William Burrus has denounced efforts by the Postal Service to influence the outcome of contract negotiations by issuing demands in public forums.
Union Pledges ‘Best Effort’ to Achieve Agreement
09/01/2010 - Negotiations for a new national agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service began Sept. 1 in Washington, DC. The current contract expires Nov. 20, 2010.
09/01/2010 - On the fifth and final day of the convention, delegates reaffirmed their commitment to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP) by voting “yes” to a resolution that would make retaining union members’ right to participate in the plan a “top priority” for negotiators during 2010 bargaining.
State of the Union Address
08/24/2010 - APWU President William Burrus told delegates to the 20th Biennial National Convention that the union is “alive and strong.”
ALSO: Delegates to the APWU National Convention got down to business on the meeting’s opening day, voting on more than 90 resolutions that were submitted to the union’s Labor-Management Committee.
AND: Many delegates arrived in Detroit a few days early to attend the Bulk Mail Centers (BMC) conference on Aug. 20.