03/21/2013 - The APWU recently reached an agreement with the Postal Service regarding Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments in finance functional areas (Function 5) and bulk mail units (Function 7).
News: Duty Assignments
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.
05/04/2012 - The APWU and USPS agreed to job descriptions for new Lead Clerk positions on May 4, and agreed to the process for posting and bidding the new positions.
12/13/2011 - The Postal Service has announced a five-month moratorium on the closure of post offices and mail processing facilities, in response to a request from 22 senators.
ALSO: An arbitration hearing began on Dec. 13, 2011, on the first two of several disputes that arose when management incorrectly implemented new provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
AND: A Holiday Message
Watch Your Mail, Tell Your Legislator:
11/16/2011 - A bill that would destroy the Postal Service as we know it was approved by a key congressional committee on Oct. 13, and could come up for a vote in the full House at any time.
ALSO: The Collective Bargaining Agreement obligates the Postal Service to make “every effort” to create desirable duty assignments from “all available work hours for career employees” when management posts full-time Clerk Craft assignments for bid, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk is reminding union members.
Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Damage
11/09/2011 - A Senate committee approved postal legislation that would severely weaken the USPS, by a vote of 11 to 6 on Nov. 9.
ALSO: Beginning Nov. 23, 2011, mandatory overtime will end for many APWU-represented employees.
11/01/2011 - The APWU has posted a scheduling tool on the union’s Web site that will help local unions win desirable duty assignments in the Clerk Craft.
APWU, USPS Agree on New Position Description:
10/31/2011 - The Postal Service and the APWU have finalized the position description and qualification standards for a new Level 6 Clerk Craft position: the Delivery/Sales Services and Distribution Associate.
10/26/2011 - Clerk Division officers have scheduled a training session on Creating Desirable Duty Assignments using the Scheduler program. The webinar will be held on Nov. 1, 2011, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time, and will last approximately two hours.
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