10/31/2014 - The APWU and USPS have agreed to extend a March 20 Memorandum of Understanding Re: Filling Residual Vacancies for employees in the Clerk Craft. The memo outlines a procedure for filling residual vacancies in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts
Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert
10/31/2014 - Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day, and seniors in every state will be affected by the results. If right-wing extremists take over both houses of Congress, then Social Security and Medicare will be direct targets of the majority in both the House and Senate. And if anti-worker, anti-retiree governors take over state houses, then pensions are at risk, as well.
10/30/2014 - The APWU and USPS have agreed to a set of Questions and Answers regarding the establishment of 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs that will be created as a result of a Sept. 5 arbitration award on the POStPlan and a Sept. 22 union-management agreement on implement of the ruling.
"Postmaster General Donahoe is implementing one of the greatest threats to the public Postal Service to date,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein says in a new video. Standing in front of the National Postal Museum, Dimondstein adds, “This is where Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe would permanently put the public Postal Service.”
Protesters made their presence known at Staples headquarters in Framingham, MA. Staples executives couldn't miss the message as they drove in to work on Oct. 30.!
10/29/2014 - In accordance with Article 8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a four-week period each year during December.
Tell PMG, Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America's Mail!
10/29/2014 - Plans are taking shape for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14, when members of the four postal unions and supporters will send a powerful message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governor’s: Stop Delaying America’s Mail.
10/27/2014 - The APWU and Postal Service have reached an agreement that prohibits management from subcontracting cleaning services based on an employee’s voluntarily transfer from an office where USPS custodians are employed. The Oct. 27 agreement settles a Step 4 dispute.
10/26/2014 - More than 700 APWU members and retirees attended the 32nd congressional breakfast sponsored by the SOAR Coalition of Michigan on Oct. 19.
10/24/2014 - Get involved before it is too late – Election Day is around the corner!
Election Day is just two weeks away and in several states, the polls are already open. In many contests, the margin of victory is expected to be extremely small. Control of the United States Senate and many governorships will hinge on the outcome of a number of tight contests where the candidates are separated by only percent or two or two in the polls.