Bargaining Over New Contract Continues
APWU Web News Article 145-2010, Dec. 6, 2010
Negotiators for the APWU and the USPS met again on Monday, Dec. 6, in an effort to hammer out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. At face-to-face meetings at USPS headquarters and in telephone conversations, the parties discussed job security, limits on excessing, pay and workforce structure, APWU President Cliff Guffey reported.
“We are working hard to come up with a contract that will be good for our members and for the Postal Service,” he said.
“I remain convinced that if management is serious about wanting to negotiate an agreement, a settlement is possible. But we are prepared to go to arbitration if we are unable to reach an agreement,” Guffey said.
Discussions are slated to continue on Dec. 7.
The contract was scheduled to expire on Nov. 20, but the union and management extended the deadline.
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