About the Clerk Division

The Clerk Division is the largest division of the American Postal Workers Union. We proudly represent approximately 150,000 postal clerks in post offices large and small across the country. Clerks occupy more than 170 different position descriptions and can be found performing work at retail windows, mail processing, call centers, bulk mail entry, sales retention, and administrative office environments to name the most common. 

USPS Planning to Reduce AFCS, DBCS, AFSM100, and FSS in its Mail Processing Facilities

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Please be advised that pursuant to Article 15, Sections 2 and 4, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the APWU is initiating a Step 4 Dispute, No. HQTC20200290.

The issues and facts involved in this dispute are as follows: On June 17, President Mark Dimondstein received a general interest notification letter from USPS Contract Administration Manager Rickey Dean, stating, as a result in the reduction of letter and flat mail volume, the Postal Service is planning to reduce the number of Advanced Facer Canceler Systems (AFCS), Delivery Bar Code Sorters (DBCS), Automated Flat Sorting Machine 100s (AFSM100), and Flat Sequencing Systems (FSS) in its mail processing facilities. The subject reduction is anticipated to take place over the next several months. There is a planned reduction of six hundred and seventy-one (671) pieces of equipment throughout the country.

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Update on National Arbitration “End of Day” Case

In the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine, the Clerk Craft reported that the remedy settlement hearing for the Article 1.6.B “End of Day” button (PMEOD) case was scheduled for August 12-13. However, the Postal Service requested a postponement from the arbitrator at the beginning of the August 12 hearing.

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Latest News

September 16, 2020

USPS Planning to Reduce AFCS, DBCS, AFSM100, and FSS in its Mail Processing Facilities

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Please be...

September 1, 2020

Update on National Arbitration “End of Day” Case

In the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine, the Clerk Craft reported that the remedy...

July 28, 2020

APWU-USPS 2018-2021 National Collective Bargaining Agreement is available.

The electronic version is here. The hard copy is available for pre-order from the APWU Store and orders will begin...

July 1, 2020

August 12-13 National Arbitration “End of Day” Case before Arbitrator Das

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Violation of Global...

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