12/09/2010 - Negotiations between the APWU and the Postal Service for a new contract for Information Technology/Accounting Service Centers began Tuesday, Dec. 7.
The Support Services Division represents approximately 1,100 workers at four USPS Information Technology/Accounting Service Centers, and 90 workers at two Operating Services facilities. IT/ASC and OS workers are covered by contracts that are separate from the union’s main Collective Bargaining Agreement with the USPS. In 2014, IT/ASC workers ratified a contract for 2011-2016. In 2007, OS workers ratified a a contract for 2006-2010, as did workers in the main APWU bargaining unit.
News: IT/ASC & OS Employees
11/23/2010 - The APWU Operating Services Agreement typically terminates with the APWU National Agreement.
11/21/2010 - The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to extend the Operating Services agreement through Tuesday, Nov. 30, at noon ET, said APWU Support Services Director Bill Manley.
08/03/2007 - In a ceremony Aug. 1, APWU President William Burrus and Postal Service Labor Relations Vice President Doug Tulino signed Collective Bargaining Agreements for USPS Information Technology/Accounting Service Centers and Operating Services employees represented by the union. Their signatures formalized the agreements.
07/02/2007 - APWU members working in Operating Services ratified a four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement on July 5 by a vote of 48 to 1.
Ratification Vote Set for July 5
07/02/2007 - The APWU and the USPS have reached a tentative agreement covering Operating Services workers, which is modeled on the Collective Bargaining Agreement for employees in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts. If ratified, the tentative agreement will cover 90 employees at USPS Headquarters in Washington, DC, and at a facility in nearby Merrifield, VA. A ratification vote will take place on July 5, 2007.
04/09/2007 - APWU members have ratified a four-year contract covering more than 1,200 employees at Postal Service IT/ASC facilities.
03/26/2007 - The APWU and the USPS have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract that covers more than 1,200 employees at the IT/ASC (Information Technology/Accounting Service Centers) facilities in Eagan (MN), San Mateo (CA), St. Louis, and Wilkes-Barre (PA).
Ballot Mailing Starts July 18; Vote Count Set for Aug. 5
07/18/2005 - With a mailing that began July 18, the contract-extension referendum process has begun. More than 220,000 ballots are being distributed to union members covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the Postal Service.
ALSO: USPS Publicity Campaign to Spotlight Retail Clerks. The next phase of a year-old Postal Service publicity campaign will feature Retail Sales Associates.
Membership to Vote on Proposed Agreement
07/08/2005 - The APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee voted to approve a tentative contract extension agreement between the union and USPS on July 7, clearing the way for a ratification vote by union members.
ALSO: Ballots to Be Mailed July 18-20
AND: Statement of Rank & File Committee