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Union Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

04/14/2016 -


On opening day, union members wore stickers in a show of solidarity.
Shown here: Central Florida Area Local.

On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting the union’s economic package and proposals to eliminate multiple tiers within the workforce.  

NSB 07-2016 (1.53 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

PRC Ruling Undermines Postal Service

2-Cent Postage Cut is ‘Bad News’

04/14/2016 - A ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates from 49 to 47 cents will “disrupt service and undermine a great national treasure,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The decision is bad news for customers, workers and the Postal Service,” he said.

NSB 06-2016 (1.23 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

Contract Arbitration Gets Underway

‘Postal Workers Earn the Right To Be Justly Compensated For Our Service, Hard Work’

02/23/2016 -


President Dimondstein presents the union’s case on Feb. 17. 

On the opening day of arbitration for a new contract, APWU President Mark Dimondstein stated the union’s case in an impassioned presentation to the board of arbitrators. The interests of the 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU are contained in the preamble of the union’s Constitution, he said: “We believe all members of labor have the right to economic, political and social justice.” 

NSB 04-2016 (2.71 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

Contract Update

12/10/2015 - Our fight for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement has moved to a new phase, APWU President Mark Dimondstein reports.

“We are taking the preliminary steps necessary to proceed to arbitration,” he said. The first step is to select a three-member arbitration panel, which will be comprised of a union-appointed advocate, a management-appointed advocate and a neutral arbitrator agreed upon by both parties.

NSB 15-2015 (1.03 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

A Major Milestone Reached

PSE Conversions Top 25,000!

12/10/2015 - The APWU reached a major milestone in November: More than 25,000 Postal Support Employees (PSEs) – including some from every craft – have been converted to career over the last two years.

“This is a life-changing event for the workers who were converted and their families,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “It means more stability and greater financial security. It’s an outstanding example of the union at work.

NSB 15-2015 (1.03 MB)
APWU News Bulletin

Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

11/11/2015 - The APWU National Executive Board voted on Nov. 5 to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. “Politics as usual has not worked,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “Enough is enough!” The endorsement follows Sanders’ rousing speech before 2,000 activists at the union’s All-Craft Conference in late October.

“We should judge candidates not by their political party, not by what they say, not by what we think they stand for, but by what they do,” Dimondstein said.

“Applying that criteria, Sen. Bernie Sanders stands above all others as a true champion of postal workers and other workers throughout the country,” he said. 

NSB 14-2015 (54.63 KB)

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