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Pay Raise Set for November 21

Automatic Dues Increase Effective Same Date

Web News Article #: 
127-2009

10/19/2009 - APWU-represented postal workers will receive a 1.2 percent increase in annual salaries effective Nov. 21, based on the grades and levels in effect on Sept. 6, 2006. The raise will be reflected in paychecks issued Dec. 11, and apply to employees covered by the APWU-USPS 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement and the 2006-2010 Operating Services Agreement.

In accordance with Article 16, Section 2, of the APWU National Constitution and Bylaws, the raise will result in an automatic dues increase of 62 cents per member per pay period for career employees, and an increase of 40 cents per member per pay period for transitional employees.

Thirty-nine cents of the 62-cent increase will go to the career employees’ locals, and 23 cents will go to the national union, including the union’s private-sector organizing fund. Of the 40-cent increase from transitional employees, 25 cents will go to their locals, and 15 cents will go to national union, including the organizing fund.

Updated pay scales can be found in the November/December edition of The American Postal Worker, and on the union’s Web site,

Any local or state organization that wishes to absorb all or part of the dues increase must notify the union’s Per Capita Department in writing at 1300 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, or via fax at 202-216-2650, no later than Nov. 13, 2009. Questions concerning this matter should be directed to Andrea Chapman, Per Capita Department senior manager, at 202-842-8505.