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Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached for MTESC Workers

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17-2017

02/14/2017 - On Feb. 10, the APWU reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) for Mail Transport Equipment Services Center (MTESC) workers in Urbandale, IA, Support Services Director Steve Brooks announced.

The workers approached the APWU seeking representation due to inferior working conditions at the company. After winning their National Labor Relations Board election to unionize last October, the parties met to negotiate an initial bargaining agreement.

The agreement, which will have to be ratified by the members, offers some cash payments, incentive bonuses and increased benefits. Most importantly, the tentative agreement will improve job security through the implementation of a grievance process, a guaranteed number of full time employees and a “no-lay-off” clause. The APWU also secured enhanced safety commitments from the company.

The ratification process should be completed in the next couple of weeks.