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APWU Web News Article 119-2017

Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Arbitrator Das sides with union for arbitration victory

12/12/2017 - In an award issued December 8, 2017, Das found that the “End of Day” button – a function the Postal Service added into the Retail System Software (RSS) point-of-sale system allowing postmasters to enter and exit the system without fully closing out – did not satisfy the requirement in the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement that postmasters are allowed to perform bargaining unit work for only 15 hours per week, to be counted from the start to the “end of day.” 

APWU Web News Article 58-2017

National Agreement Provides Uniform Allowance for Clerks in POStPlan Offices

06/16/2017 - On June 14, the APWU and the Postal Service reached an agreement resolving a Step 4 National Dispute that career Clerk Craft employees assigned to a POStPlan office are entitled to a uniform allowance.  The parties agreed that career Clerk Craft employees who staff POStPlan offices will be considered eligible to participate in the uniform allowance program per existing provisions for career employees in the Clerk Craft.

APWU Web News Article 33-2017

Final Payment for Retirees Regarding 1.6.b Global Settlement Remedy Agreement to be Distributed on April 21st

04/05/2017 - The Postal Service is distributing the final payment of the 1.6.b Global Settlement to retirees on April 21st. The payment is part of the remedy agreed upon in the Global Settlement reached between the APWU and the USPS on December 5, 2014. Eligible active employees have already received their final payment.

APWU Web News Article 070-2016

Update on Payment of $56 Million Settlement

April 29 Deadline for Workers Who Weren’t Listed or Whose Listed Amounts Were Wrong

03/29/2016 - The Postal Service notified the APWU that management has almost completed the paperwork to correct payment amounts due to employees for the initial portion of a $56 million monetary settlement of grievances protesting managerial personnel performing Clerk Craft duties in small offices.  Approximately 300 corrections are outstanding.

APWU Web News Article 008-2016

$56 Million Settlement:

Initial Payment Disbursed

01/15/2016 - The Postal Service has informed the APWU that initial payments of a $56 million grievance settlement were included in paychecks dated Jan. 15, reports Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson.  Eligible retirees have been receiving their settlements and that process should be completed with the last of the retirees expected to receive their payments in checks dated Jan. 30. 

First Time in More than a Decade: Clerk Craft Grows

01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

For the first time in many years, the number of employees in the Clerk Craft has increased. The total number of Clerk Craft employees on Sept. 20, 2013, was 140,841. On Sept. 18, 2015, the number was 151,055 – an increase of 6.76 percent in just two years.

APWU Web News Article 230-2015

$56 Million Payment Delayed

12/15/2015 - The Postal Service failed to complete processing of a $56 million payment to clerks in small offices in time for the holidays, the union has learned. 

Management blamed the delay on a computer glitch technicians encountered when they attempted to upload the payments, said APWU Assistant Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks. Payment was expected this week.