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.
11/30/2012 - California Postal Vehicle Service employees who have been identified as impacted by the USPS decision to subcontract PVS operations in the state and who have indicated their intent to accept the USPS Voluntary Early Retirement offer now have until Jan. 31, 2013, to revoke their decision.
11/13/2012 - A Nov. 9 hearing in federal court in California has prompted the USPS to postpone subcontracting all Postal Vehicle Service operations in the state until early next year, after arbitration on the matter.
10/24/2012 - A hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 9 on the APWU’s request for an injunction to stop the USPS from contracting out all Postal Vehicle Service operations in California. The USPS has notified the union that beginning Nov. 17 it intends to replace postal truck drivers with drivers employed by contractors.
10/17/2012 - The APWU filed suit in federal court in California on Oct. 16 seeking an injunction to stop the USPS from contracting out all Postal Vehicle Service operations in the state.
08/21/2012 - In an inspirational speech Aug. 19, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) urged union members to fight back against “evil-doers” who would destroy the Postal Service and send the nation back to a dark time when most workers had no rights and few prospects for achieving the American Dream.
ALSO: Delegates Debate Bargaining Resolutions.
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.