12/05/2014 - After several months of negotiating with the USPS, the APWU was successful in obtaining a five-year extension for the Electronic Grievance System (EGS).
News: Grievance Procedure
11/18/2014 - The APWU and USPS reached an agreement in August to address a problem associated with grievance processing, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced.
10/14/2014 - It’s been just about a year since I took office. Wow, how time flies!
Since taking office, I have instituted a very aggressive arbitration schedule based on my belief that disputes at the national level must be resolved to bring closure and provide guidance to union leaders and members in the field.
During the past year, at least two national-level arbitrations have been heard per month. This has enabled us to get some great decisions that will enhance our field representation. We now have three national-level arbitrators hearing cases rather than two.
09/19/2013 - A second day of arbitration hearings was held Sept. 19 on the APWU’s grievance protesting management’s “POStPlan.” The first day of hearings was May 1, when union presented its case. The union charges that the plan, which resulted in a drastic reduction in the hours of operation at thousands of post offices, also deprives the APWU members of thousands of jobs, in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
11/26/2012 - The APWU is expanding a pilot program for the Electronic Grievance System (EGS), APWU Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has announced.
08/19/2012 - The union and management are beginning to test the electronic transmission of grievance appeals, union information requests and other related documents and correspondence, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has announced.
08/03/2012 - Arbitrator Shyam Das has closed the record of an arbitration hearing regarding the number of hours postmasters in small offices may work. A Memorandum of Understanding in the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement places strict limits on the number of hours postmasters may work in Level 15, 16, 18 and 20 post offices.
06/07/2012 - The APWU has reached an agreement with the Postal Service to extend the time limits for grievances and appeals to arbitration during the weeks surrounding the APWU National Convention, Industrial Relations Director Mike Morris has anounced.
100 Locals Needed to Participate in Pilot
03/14/2012 - The APWU is developing a new web-based grievance system to improve the efficiency of our grievance procedure, and plans are underway to begin a pilot to test the program in August.
10/06/2011 - The APWU and USPS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes guidelines for the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures (ADRP), Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has announced.