07/08/2016 - (This article first appeared in the July-August issue of The American Postal Worker Magazine)
With the decision of the interest arbitration panel of July 8, 2016, we have a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service that covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal employees. The contract covers a 40-month period from May 21, 2015 through September 20, 2018.
07/08/2016 - The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!
On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract. This award concluded a two-year struggle for “Good Service, Good Jobs, Good Contract” that included contract negotiations, mediation, arbitration hearings – and solidarity actions on work floors and in communities around the country.
06/30/2016 - Postal Support Employees (PSEs) represented by the APWU have until June 30, 2016, to enroll in health insurance through the USPS Health Benefits (USPSHB) Plan. Coverage will be effective on July 9, 2016.
06/03/2016 - The APWU welcomed the news that Ron Sargent will step down as Staples’ CEO at the company’s annual meeting on June 14.
The decision follows Staples’ failed attempt to merge with Office Depot, a strategy Sargent championed. “The company was weakened by the failure and it ended Sargent’s tenure,” President Mark Dimondstein said.
05/06/2016 - Arbitration hearings on the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Postal Service have concluded and the union expects a decision in 30 to 60 days, President Mark Dimondstein has announced.
05/06/2016 - The Richmond, VA, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) is facing $120,000 fine for OSHA violations for exposing workers to the dangers of powered industrial equipment. On April 26, the facility received four repeat citations and one “other than serious” citation.