03/31/2011 - Managers who are relying on an alleged hiring freeze to justify their refusal to convert MVS part-time flexible employees to full-time are in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
03/14/2011 - The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, union President Cliff Guffey announced today.
ALSO: Highlights of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement
In Nashville, Faulty Dock Leveler Led to Serious Injury
02/11/2011 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged the Postal Service with another "willful" safety violation on Feb. 9, after managers in Nashville allowed workers to use dock levelers that were known to be unsafe.
Delegates Take to the Streets:
08/25/2010 - Thousands of APWU members, led by union president William Burrus and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, marched through the streets of downtown Detroit on Tuesday afternoon to Save Saturday Service and rally for good jobs.
ALSO: Clerk Division delegates discussed job security at their pre-convention conference on Aug. 21 and 22, debating resolutions and discussing officers’ reports about issues affecting the craft. Motor Vehicle Services Division delegates discussed several urgent topics at their pre-convention conference Aug. 21 and 22.
AND: A distinguished group of national officers who will retire at the end of their term in November were honored by convention delegates on Aug. 23. Together, they have given 179 years of service to the members of the APWU.
02/22/2010 - Last month, newspapers reported a settlement between the Department of Labor and a USPS subcontractor that exemplifies the problem with postal subcontracting: After three years of defrauding its workers of pay and benefits, the contractor, MT Transportation & Logistics Services, Inc. was ordered to pay employees $1.8 million in back wages, and was barred from entering into new federal contracts for three years. The Postal Service’s reaction? Despite the contractor’s illegal treatment of its workers, current contracts with the disgraced company will remain in effect, the USPS said.
Motor Vehicle Election Re-Run
09/24/2008 - In a notice to APWU members who are eligible to vote in the re-run election for Motor Vehicle Division National Business Agent, Southern Region, Southwest Sub-Region, the Department of Labor announces an extension of the balloting deadline. Ballots are now due back no later than 10:45 a.m. (EST) on Oct. 15, 2008.
Motor Vehicle Election Re-Run
09/19/2008 - In a notice to APWU members who are eligible to vote in the re-run election for Motor Vehicle Division National Business Agent, Southern Region, Southwest Sub-Region, the Department of Labor announces that if you have not received your ballot, or if your ballot was lost or destroyed, you may request a duplicate by contacting Election Supervisor Erica Weber at 202-513-7306. Completed ballots must be received by Sept. 30, 2008.
VER Offers Expanded
09/04/2008 - With news that the Postal Service will offer Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to Motor Vehicle Services and Maintenance Craft employees — except Electronic Technicians — APWU President William Burrus is reiterating his advice to union members: DON’T GO!
“My reasoning is simple,” he said. “Every APWU-represented employee who leaves early will save the USPS hundreds of thousands of dollars, yet the Postal Service is refusing to offer cash incentives.”
Union Wins Settlement
02/13/2008 - Motor Vehicle Services employees won an important pre-arbitration settlement [PDF] Jan. 31, when the Postal Service agreed to rescind a policy that prevented insulin-dependent diabetics with valid Commercial Driver’s Licenses from operating postal vehicles that weigh 26,001 pounds or more.
APWU-Backed Bill Introduced in Congress
11/19/2007 - The APWU won a significant victory Nov. 15, with the introduction of a bill that would require the Postal Service to bargain with postal unions before engaging in significant subcontracting. The union has been strenuously advocating such legislation for several months.