11/09/2017 - The APWU joins the nation in honoring all those who served.
Arbitrator Rules that Initial Installation of a New Mail Processing System is Not Maintenance Craft Work
11/09/2017 - Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued an award on November 7, 2017 stating, "The work of installing the APPS systems was not bargaining unit work. Hence, the Postal Service did not violate Article 32.1.A or Article 32.1.B in allowing Lockheed to perform that work, rather than assigning it to Maintenance Craft employees." In rejecting the Union’s Article 32 dispute, the Arbitrator held that the Postal Service had shown the existence of a consistent past practice of contracting out the initial installation of newly-manufactured mail processing equipment. He concluded, therefore, that the initial installation of newly-created mail processing equipment is not bargaining unit work.
11/07/2017 - Last week, the House Republicans released their tax bill titled, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Working families should not be used as piggy banks to enrich big business, big banks and billionaires.” said President Mark Dimondstein. "It is not designed to create jobs with a living wage and good benefits, but to enrich the corporate elite and the billionaire class," said Legislative and Politcal Director Judy Beard.
11/03/2017 - The Electronic Technician, level 11 (ET-11) LMOU was completed and signed on Nov. 2, 2017.
11/02/2017 - The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective Nov. 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on Dec.15, 2017.Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3 percent.
11/01/2017 - The 24th Biennial National Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20 – 23, 2018.
On Sunday, Oct. 22, the South Shore Annex Post Office – located at 3031 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY – was renamed and dedicated in memory of Leonard “Lenny” Montalto.
10/29/2017 - After several meetings with the Postal Service, we are happy to inform you that we were able to settle the outstanding issue of using the newly created eWHEP in a BMC environment
10/27/2017 - On Thursday, Oct. 26, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Senate’s budget resolution. With both chambers in agreement, there is now a budget which lays out limits for 2018 federal government spending...
“While the APWU successfully defeated attacks on postal worker pay and retirement benefits make no mistake, this is not a good budget,” said President Dimondstein.
'Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow'
10/27/2017 - President Dimondstein is pleased to announce the winning slogan is “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” It was submitted by Alfonso McFarlin, Jr., a member of the Houston Area Local Retiree Chapter.