04/06/2009 - Interest-arbitration hearings over a contract between the National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU and the Postal Service concluded April 2. Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg is expected to issue a ruling within the next several weeks on the wages, hours, and working conditions for the nurses, who have had contracts with the USPS since 1978.
04/06/2009 - Postal Nurses Hold First Election Since 2007 Merger With APWU
09/24/2008 - The union and the Postal Service have agreed to submit to an interest arbitrator disputed contract issues for APWU-represented postal nurses. The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU and the USPS expired Aug. 20, 2007.
The parties met several times last fall, and continued to exchange information and proposals this year, including during off-the-record sessions. After the most recent meeting, on Sept. 15, the parties agreed to have an interest arbitrator resolve the outstanding issues. The nurses will be represented in arbitration by APWU attorneys.
10/01/2007 - The National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU and the Postal Service agreed on Sept. 28 to extend contract talks until Oct. 12. During negotiations held on Sept. 18, 24, 26 and 27, the union presented proposals — including an economic package — and answered questions from the Postal Service.
08/22/2007 - In an overwhelming vote of 51 to 9, on Aug. 17 the National Postal Professional Nurses (NPPN) voted “YES,” in favor of merging with the American Postal Workers Union. Pursuant to the APWU Constitution, the nurses will become a part of the Support Services Division, which will be responsible for contract negotiations, interpretation, and enforcement. Postal nurses will continue to be covered by a distinct collective bargaining agreement.