12/23/2014 - When management declared an Information Technology (IT) emergency due to a breach of USPS data systems recently, more than 150 systems that USPS programmers develop and administer were taken offline so they could be patched and reconfigured. The programmers – who are APWU members – were on call all hours of the day and night to get the systems tested and running.
These union members performed selflessly throughout the emergency.
IT/AS employees also perform an invaluable function for their APWU brothers and sisters day-in and day-out: They are responsible for every USPS employee’s pay and for making payroll corrections when errors occur.
Members of the union’s Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on Dec. 8 and 9, where they heard presentations from union officers about negotiations, and engaged in lively give-and-take.
APWU Calls on Incoming PMG to Reverse 'Policies of Destruction'
Postal workers across the country cheered the announcement on Nov. 14 that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. “We hope that the next Postmaster General will reverse Donahoe’s policies of lowering standards, reducing hours, outsourcing work, and diminishing a great American institution,” President Mark Dimondstein said. “We call on USPS’ Board of Governors to immediately freeze Donahoe’s policies and to do no more harm.” Delegates to the APWU national convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation.
Agreement Breaks ‘Pattern’ Set in 2010 Negotiations
08/12/2014 - APWU members in the IT-Accounting Services Centers (AS) ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreementby a vote of 592 to 38 in voting that ended Aug. 7, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced.
The new agreement, which covers approximately 1,100 employees, was signed on Aug. 8 and took effect the following day; it expires Jan. 20, 2016.
07/08/2014 - The APWU and USPS have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for employees in the IT and Accounting Services (AS) units. Union members will have the opportunity to vote to ratify or reject the agreement. Details of the ratification process are expected to be announced July 9.
04/28/2014 - Members of the Great Lakes Area Mail Haulers Local APWU have voted to ratify a Tentative Agreement reached on March 29. Contract ratification ballots were mailed to the 100 APWU members of the local; 62 were returned, with 34 voting in favor of the agreement and 20 voting against. Eight ballots were disqualified.
04/23/2014 - In a unanimous vote of 33-0, members of the National Postal Professional Nurses-APWU approved a Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement with the USPS on April 23. Forty-three ballots were mailed.