Contract Negotiations

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APWU News Bulletin

Delegates Designate Retention of Federal Health Benefits a ‘Top Priority’

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.

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State of the Union Address

‘Our Union is Alive and Strong’

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.

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Preparation for Contract Negotiations

Rank & File Bargaining Panel Meets

06/16/2010 - “This will not be a giveback contract,” APWU President Burrus told members of the union’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee at their first meeting on June 16. “Negotiations may be difficult,” he said, “but it is our job to find a way around the obstacles we face.” Contract negotiations are scheduled to begin on Sept. 1; the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires Nov. 20.

ALSO: APWU Fights to Save Saturday Service.

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Union Appoints Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee

04/19/2010 - With contract negotiations set to begin later this year, APWU President William Burrus has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 13th member, appointed by the president, is a representative from the APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.