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.
ALSO: Delegates Debate Bargaining Resolutions.
07/11/2012 - A driver for Mail Contractors of America (MCA) died on July 6, the day after he was run over by his truck at the Des Moines Network Distribution Center.
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
Unanimous Convention Vote Follows Live Address
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.
Contract in Cincinnati; Pro-Union Vote in Des Moines
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.
09/19/2007 - Despite losing a union-representation election, an APWU-led organizing committee will press on in its campaign for workers’ rights at a sorting facility just outside of Allentown, PA.