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APWU Web News Article 74-2006

APWU Wins Major Maintenance Arbitration Case

11/20/2006 - The APWU won a major victory last week when Arbitrator Shyam Das sustained a grievance protesting USPS custodial staffing policies. “This landmark award will help the APWU protect the custodial workforce,” said Maintenance Division Director Steve Raymer.

The award, dated Nov. 16, requires postal management to rescind the Maintenance Staffing Handbook (MS-47) issued in 2001, which outlined new staffing procedures, and reinstate the 1983 version. It also requires the Postal Service to “reinstitute or prepare staffing packages as soon as practicable.” Arbitrator Das remanded discussion of a remedy for the intervening period to the parties, but retained jurisdiction if the parties are unable to agree on that portion of the remedy.

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Delegates Debate, Approve Resolutions In Preparation for USPS Contract Talks

08/16/2006 -


Delegates discuss a resolution before
lining up at a floor microphone to take
part in the debate.

APWU members at the 18th Biennial National Convention displayed overwhelming unity Tuesday in approving resolutions intended to guide the union’s negotiators in collective bargaining this year. Negotiations for a new contract begin Aug. 29.

APWU News Bulletin

Celebrate: '100 Years of Progress'

08/15/2006 -


Chester Parrish, left, and President William Burrus
cut into the ceremonial cake.

It would not have been much of a birthday without a cake, so the American Postal Workers Union kicked off its 18th Biennial National Convention with a salute to a century of accomplishments and cake for 3,000.

The cake was distributed to convention delegates at the close of a 17-minute video presentation that celebrated the history of postal worker unionism.

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