05/08/2014 - In response to two charges filed by the APWU, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against the Postal Service on April 30, asserting that the USPS “has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith,” by refusing to provide information to the union.
Tests Prove It!
12/18/2013 - A recent test in Louisville KY shows that the USPS can save money and preserve postal jobs by combining truck routes currently run by contractors with routes run by Postal Vehicle Service employees, says Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster.
01/24/2013 - In response to an APWU request, the Postal Service has agreed to postpone any mode conversions of Postal Vehicle Service sites to Highway Contract Routes (HCRs) at least until March 4, when an arbitration decision on the issue is expected, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced.
09/23/2011 - The Motor Vehicle Service Division of the APWU has received from the USPS a list of 330 new duty assignments [PDF] that will be converted from Highway Contract Routes (HCR) to the Postal Vehicle Service (PVS).
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
Delegates Take to the Streets:
08/25/2010 - Thousands of APWU members, led by union president William Burrus and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, marched through the streets of downtown Detroit on Tuesday afternoon to Save Saturday Service and rally for good jobs.
ALSO: Clerk Division delegates discussed job security at their pre-convention conference on Aug. 21 and 22, debating resolutions and discussing officers’ reports about issues affecting the craft. Motor Vehicle Services Division delegates discussed several urgent topics at their pre-convention conference Aug. 21 and 22.
AND: A distinguished group of national officers who will retire at the end of their term in November were honored by convention delegates on Aug. 23. Together, they have given 179 years of service to the members of the APWU.
02/22/2010 - Last month, newspapers reported a settlement between the Department of Labor and a USPS subcontractor that exemplifies the problem with postal subcontracting: After three years of defrauding its workers of pay and benefits, the contractor, MT Transportation & Logistics Services, Inc. was ordered to pay employees $1.8 million in back wages, and was barred from entering into new federal contracts for three years. The Postal Service’s reaction? Despite the contractor’s illegal treatment of its workers, current contracts with the disgraced company will remain in effect, the USPS said.