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APWU News Bulletin

Contract Extension Proposal Goes Before the Members

Ballot Mailing Starts July 18; Vote Count Set for Aug. 5

07/18/2005 - With a mailing that began July 18, the contract-extension referendum process has begun. More than 220,000 ballots are being distributed to union members covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the Postal Service.

ALSO: USPS Publicity Campaign to Spotlight Retail Clerks. The next phase of a year-old Postal Service publicity campaign will feature Retail Sales Associates.

 

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Rank and File Committee Approves Contract Extension

Membership to Vote on Proposed Agreement

07/08/2005 - The APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee voted to approve a tentative contract extension agreement between the union and USPS on July 7, clearing the way for a ratification vote by union members.

ALSO: Ballots to Be Mailed July 18-20

AND: Statement of Rank & File Committee

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APWU, Postal Service Announce Tentative Agreement on Contract Extension

Rank & File Bargaining Committee to Review Proposal

06/28/2005 - APWU President William Burrus announced June 28 that the union and the USPS have reached a tentative agreement on a one-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which is due to expire Nov. 20.

ALSO: Highlights of the Tentative Agreement.

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Arbitrator Rules for Union In Major Attendance Case

02/03/2005 - An arbitrator has sustained the APWU’s arguments in two of three outstanding issues in a significant attendance case. In a ruling in late January, Arbitrator Shyam Das said that the Postal Service may not require an employee to describe the nature of an illness or injury during a phone call to report an absence from work. He also ruled that the USPS policy on second and third medical opinions is inconsistent with the Family & Medical Leave Act and the National Agreement.