02/16/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3. The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated March 23, 2018 (Pay Period 06-2018), and will total $520.00 per year.
02/13/2018 - In an effort to protect against further contracting out of retail operations and defend the integrity of customer service and our jobs, the APWU secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement that imposed a moratorium whereby the Postal Service could not expand any Village Post Offices, Contract Postal Units and Approved Shipper outlets. The moratorium initially expired in July 8, 2017, but was extended through the end of 2017. On February 7, 2018, the parties extended the MOU until September 20, 2018, thus protecting more retail jobs from potentially being lost to these programs through the expiration of the current union contract.
02/05/2018 - On Jan. 26, the MVS Division and the USPS settled Class Action Grievance USPS NO. Q15V-4Q-C17473798/APWU No. HQTV20170179.
In the settlement, the parties agreed that when an external posting to hire contains an incorrect salary for the position in question, the Postal Service may correct the error pre-employment. Correction of the error must be made prior to a written job offer being accepted by the applicant.
02/02/2018 - On Jan. 31, Northeast Regional Coordinator John H. Dirzius and Greater Connecticut Area Local President Robert “Bob” Johnson provided training on a number of important workplace topics.
02/02/2018 - On January 31, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his opinion in case Q10T-4Q-C 13332310.
01/31/2018 - AFSCME is having a National Moment of Silence to remember brothers Cole and Walker on February 1, at 1pm EST, and asked APWU members to join with their union sisters and brothers.
Indeed, all workers deserve to be safe at work. The struggle for justice and dignity continues.
01/26/2018 - President Mark Dimondstein has a message for the APWU members eligible for the Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) announced by the USPS earlier this month.
Note: This event has passed. A recording of the livestream of the Tele-Town Hall is now available at this link (your members-only login will be required).
During the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil & Human Rights Conference
On Sunday, Jan. 14, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell was honored by the AFL-CIO Civil and Human Rights Executive Council Committee with the “At the River I Stand” award, at the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Civil and Human Rights Conference, appropriately themed “Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.”