08/25/2017 - The APWU and the USPS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), RE: Peak Season Exception Periods – 2017 Date Changes, modifying the Peak Season (Holiday Season) Exception period for 2017 to “ensure adequate coverage” and “accommodate customer service.”
08/21/2017 - The APWU’s national headquarters is gearing up for the upcoming 2018 Contract Campaign.
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), also known as a union contract, between the APWU and the USPS expires on Sept. 20, 2018 – just a little over one year from now. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment.
08/11/2017 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, 2017 (Pay Period 19-2017), and will total $270.00 per year.
07/27/2017 - Following strong resistance from the APWU – and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) – USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations.
07/20/2017 - Following strong resistance from the APWU - and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) - USPS management agreed to a five-month delay in implementing forced reassignments and excessing of employees out of their installations.
‘Why should I get involved?’
11/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
Initially, i would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local, state and national officers, stewards and members who voted for me in our recent election. I look forward to continuing to guide the Eastern Region in the right direction and continuing to be your voice on the National Executive Board.
‘I Think Our Message is Getting Out There’
Under sweltering temperatures, Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher joined members of the Philadelphia PA Area Local, New York Metro Area Local Retirees Chapter, Philadelphia BMC Local and the South Jersey Area Local for a Stop Staples rally in front of the location at 15th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia on July 17.
Eastern Region Coordinator Mike Gallagher joined Unite Here’s picket line in Atlantic City on July 6, where workers at the Trump Taj Mahal are on strike. He’s pictured here with Unite Here Local 54 shop steward Maureen Mahoney.
Attendees of the APWU West Virginia State Convention were Feeling the Bern on April 28, as the National Nurses United (NNU) Bernie Bus made a stop in Charleston, WV.