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Arbitration Victory Creates Full-Time Assignments

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Clerk Craft Directors

The Clerk Craft was successful in a recent arbitration regarding the USPS’s handling of the Sales Retention Team (SRT) program. The Postal Service blatantly violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in utilizing injured employees, mostly carriers, to staff the Sales Retention Teams, without first posting the jobs for bid in the Clerk Craft.

Press Release

Big win for postal workers who waged a three-year campaign against Staples/USPS partnership that included a boycott, rallies, legal battles, outreach to customers and a successful effort to block the Staples/Office Depot merger

After Years of Protest and Boycott by APWU and Allies – The Deal Between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to Sell Postal Services Ends

American Postal Workers Union Calls Off Staples Boycott

01/05/2017 - The U.S. Postal Service announced in a letter to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended. Staples will be removing all signage and will discontinue postal services at the national retailer’s roughly 500 U.S. locations that handle postal services by the first week of March 2017. In response, APWU is calling off the boycott of Staples effective immediately and will notify its many supporters and allies.

APWU Web News Article 01-2017

We Won!!

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

01/05/2017 -


An East Point, GA, protest.

JAN 5, 2017 - Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! 

“I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “I never doubted that if we stayed the course, stuck together and kept the activist pressure on, we would win this fight.”

Recent Clerk Craft NBA Retirements

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.

In 2016, three National Business Agents (NBAs) from the Clerk Division retired. “The APWU holds itself to the high standards that Sister Merow, Brother Taff and Brother Barron regularly met,” said President Dimondstein. “Together, they gave over 40 years of their lives serving the membership of this great union as National Business Agents. We wish them a healthy and happy retirement and welcome their successors.”

Keep the Clerk Craft Strong

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The Clerk Craft continued to grow with a net gain of approximately 5,500 new employees in the last year. Nearly all of this growth has been to career jobs. If we continue forward with increased organizing, the APWU can create even more living wage jobs for our communities. 

 

International Solidarity

UNI Post and Logistics World Conference Endorses Staples Boycott

01/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The Stop Staples campaign has gone global. In October 2016, the UNI Post and Logistics World Conference passed a resolution, brought forward by President Dimondstein, in support of the APWU’s Stop Staples campaign and boycott.

NLRB Judge Orders Staples to Stop Handling U.S. Mail

Backroom Deal with Postal Service Violates Labor Laws

01/01/2017 -


Members of the Western Pennsylvania Postal Workers Solidarity Committee
protested in front of a location on McKnight Road 
in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct. 16. 
All APWU crafts attended, along with letter carriers,
retired mail handlers, and allies. 

(This article first appeared in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

The Postal Service’s deal with Staples is indeed dirty.

APWU Web News Article 259-2016

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

12/27/2016 - The APWU signed an updated agreement December 22, 2016, for Members-at-Large who work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union...“The memorandum is important,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “It continues to provide the protection of a local contract to thousands of union members in small offices who would not otherwise be covered by a local agreement. It provides additional benefits particularly for the PTFs and PSEs who staff these small offices.” The agreement covers approximately 15,000 workers.

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