05/03/2016 - The Postal Service has notified the APWU that approximately 200 corrections are outstanding from among more than 13,000 employees who were eligible for a portion of a $56 million monetary settlement of grievances protesting managerial personnel performing Clerk Craft duties in small offices.
05/02/2016 - Members of the Lancaster [PA] Area Local working in the Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) wore their solidarity on their sleeves April 28 with APWU T-shirts.
At the interest arbitration hearing for a new contract in february, the Clerk Craft presented two panels of workers who explained their job responsibilities to the panel of arbitrators.
(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The APWU recently joined with representatives of other unions to meet with Michael Michaud, the new Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS). Michaud is a longtime member of the United Steelworkers. Prior to his appointment, Michaud served 12 years as a member of Congress from Maine, advocating for veterans on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Health Subcommittee.
The industrial relations department launched the bid tracking System (BTS), which helps local unions ensure that jobs are filled, on March 9, 2016.
Retirees frequently search for ways to cut expenses. Recently, many have asked if you can still switch your coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) from Self and Family to Self Plus One.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “I dropped the ball,” but none of us wants to be responsible for losing a game – or falling short of a big goal.
Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) is the newest addition to the bank of confidential Employees Assistance Program (EAP) services that are available to postal employees and their families through Magellan Health (MH), the program’s national service provider. The new, free, web-based therapy program is accessible day or night from any device that can connect to the Internet.