03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
By Clerk Craft Directors
The Clerk Craft was successful in a recent arbitration regarding the USPS’s handling of the Sales Retention Team (SRT) program. The Postal Service blatantly violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in utilizing injured employees, mostly carriers, to staff the Sales Retention Teams, without first posting the jobs for bid in the Clerk Craft.
02/13/2017 - The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union has been sent to the printer and is available as a pdf. Hard copies of the CBA are available for purchase on the APWU store. The pdf is available under “Resources."
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.
04/27/2016 - Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson is reminding union members that Friday, April 29, is an important deadline for employees who are eligible for a portion of the $56 million settlement of grievances protesting managerial personnel performing craft work in small offices.
11/16/2015 - The Postal Service has notified APWU Clerk Craft officers that employees who are eligible for a portion of a $56 million monetary settlement are expected to receive payment prior to Christmas. However, our message is: Don’t spend it before you get it!
01/05/2015 - Negotiations for the next collective bargaining agreement (CBA) are scheduled to begin in mid-February, and the Industrial Relations Department has been busy researching material and developing strategies for contract talks.
03/21/2013 - The APWU recently reached an agreement with the Postal Service regarding Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) duty assignments in finance functional areas (Function 5) and bulk mail units (Function 7).
09/28/2012 - The APWU and the Postal Service have reached an agreement that clarifies management’s obligation to create desirable schedules and work hours for Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) assignments and other positions in APWU-represented crafts, President Cliff Guffey has announced.
12/13/2011 - The Postal Service has announced a five-month moratorium on the closure of post offices and mail processing facilities, in response to a request from 22 senators.
ALSO: An arbitration hearing began on Dec. 13, 2011, on the first two of several disputes that arose when management incorrectly implemented new provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
11/16/2011 - A bill that would destroy the Postal Service as we know it was approved by a key congressional committee on Oct. 13, and could come up for a vote in the full House at any time.
ALSO: The Collective Bargaining Agreement obligates the Postal Service to make “every effort” to create desirable duty assignments from “all available work hours for career employees” when management posts full-time Clerk Craft assignments for bid, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk is reminding union members.