06/22/2016 - The APWU is urging President Obama to veto an appropriations bill if it comes to his desk with a provision that would weaken truck safety regulations. As it is currently written, the appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation (H.R. 2577) includes a section that would block implementation of DOT rules that limit the number of hours drivers can be on duty.
05/17/2016 - Employees in the same category who are performing the same work should get the same rate of pay. That’s the premise of an agreement between the APWU and USPS, says Motor Vehicle Service Craft Director Michael O. Foster.
(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The American Postal Workers Union has entered the final step in our fight for a good contract: Interest Arbitration. This is a process whereby issues that were not resolved during negotiations between the employer and the union are presented to a neutral arbitrator, agreed upon by both parties, for a final and binding resolution.
On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting the union’s economic package and proposals to eliminate multiple tiers within the workforce.
Big Win for MVS
Hundreds Who Spoke Out Made the Difference
03/17/2016 - The APWU won an important victory on March 15 – one that will save lives and help protect the jobs of Postal Service drivers.
03/17/2016 - The APWU and USPS have signed an agreement that prohibits the transfer of Postal Support Employees (PSEs) between installations or districts in the Motor Vehicle Craft, MVS Director Michael Foster has announced.
03/03/2016 - The APWU filed a national-level dispute on Feb. 24, protesting pay anomalies that occur when Motor Vehicle Service Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs) are converted to career positions.
03/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
A shocking lack of security at many of the nation’s 21 Network Distribution Centers (NDCs) is jeopardizing the lives of postal employees.
Unfortunately, postal management seems unresponsive.
Workers Testify at Contract Arbitration
02/19/2016 - Workers had a seat at the table – the arbitration table – on the second and third day of hearings, testifying in vivid detail about the work they do, the responsibilities bestowed on them, and their unwavering commitment to serving postal customers.
01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)
The APWU and the Postal Service settled a dispute in September concerning management’s restructuring of Tractor-Trailer Operator and Motor Vehicle Operator complements through the application of the audit review process known as “Zero Base.”