06/26/2015 - The APWU and the Mail Contractors of America (MCA) have reached a tentative contract agreement for private-sector drivers in terminals in Des Moines and Kansas City. Union members at those terminals will have the opportunity to vote to ratify or reject the agreement.
“The terms of the agreement will vastly improve the disciplinary process for drivers,” said Support Services Division Director Steve Brooks.
09/12/2013 - APWU members who are truck drivers and mechanics working for Pat Salmon & Sons voted to ratify a tentative contract by a vote of 82-34 on Sept. 10. The new contract will affect 283 drivers and mechanics who are represented by the Texoma (Dallas), Little Rock, Memphis, and Shreveport locals.
08/21/2012 - In an inspirational speech Aug. 19, Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) urged union members to fight back against “evil-doers” who would destroy the Postal Service and send the nation back to a dark time when most workers had no rights and few prospects for achieving the American Dream.
01/29/2010 - After seven months of negotiations, the Springfield (MA) Area Local reached a tentative agreement with Alan Ritchey, Inc. on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that will cover all 90 members employed at the Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC). The agreement contains significant improvements in seniority and in the day-to-day operations at the plant.
05/15/2009 - The APWU and the private-sector mail-haul firm Pat Salmon & Sons have agreed to a one-month extension of a contract covering more than 500 drivers. The collective bargaining agreement in effect since Aug. 30, 2006, had been set to expire May 15.
09/18/2008 - More than 50 APWU members, community activists, and other representatives of the Ohio-based “Save The Jobs, Save Our Community” coalition staged a protest of DHL business practices Sept. 17 at the German Embassy in
08/01/2008 - More than 3,200 APWU delegates unanimously endorsed Sen. Barack Obama after the presidential candidate delivered an inspiring message to the union’s convention over a live satellite video feed.
ALSO: Convention Adopts Changes to the Union Constitution.
AND: Legislative Department Presents Briefing On Grassroots Preparation for Fall Elections.
05/16/2008 - The APWU reached a tentative agreement May 15 on a “first contract” for approximately 120 workers at the Cincinnati Mail Transportation Equipment Service Center (MTESC). If they ratify the contract in a vote on May 28, workers at the private-sector operation will receive a 10 percent wage increase in July — their first raise in six years.
01/18/2008 - The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint on Jan. 10 against DHL Express in Allentown, PA, charging the company with committing unfair labor practices during an APWU organizing campaign last year.