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APWU Web News Article 43-2018

Moratorium on Grievances Agreement Due to Convention in August

05/01/2018 - The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from Aug. 13 until Aug. 27 due to the 2018 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman has announced. The period spans a total of 15 days.

APWU Member April Burger is 2017 Passport Acceptance Agent of the Year

03/27/2018 -


April Burger (left) with Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Passport Services, after the award ceremony.

April Burger, a 31-year member of the Jefferson City Local (MO) and the local’s secretary-treasurer, was unanimously chosen as 2017 Acceptance Agent of the Year for the Department of State’s (DOS) National Awards Program for Passport Acceptance Facilities and Agents. She was honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 29. 

CONTRACT CAMPAIGN

Officers Share Information and Answer Members’ Questions at Tele-Town Hall

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

During a country-wide Tele-Town Hall on Jan. 24, APWU National officers discussed the unity required to be successful in our fight for a good contract, with safe working conditions and the ability to provide a better standard of living for APWU members and families. A total of over 1,300 members participated in the two calls. 

Members in Action

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

Pittsburgh Metro Area Local Retiree Chapter Celebrates CLC Award 

Members of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Local Retiree Chapter had a lot to celebrate at their annual holiday awards luncheon. 

APWU News Bulletin

First 2018 COLA Increase Announced

02/23/2018 - 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.

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APWU Web News Article 19-2018

APWU Reaches Monetary Settlement with USPS on POStPlan Staffing Violations

02/23/2018 - On February 9, the Clerk Craft reached a $49.9 million dollar settlement with the USPS on POStPlan staffing violations. The monetary settlement follows a ruling by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg that the Postal Service violated Arbitrator Goldberg’s previous award of September 5, 2014 and a subsequent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated September 22, 2014.

APWU Web News Article 15-2018

First COLA Increase of 2018

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.

APWU Web News Article 14-2018

APWU and Postal Service Extend Moratorium on Private Retail Outlets

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.  

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