04/02/2019 - (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman
Our efforts to reach a new contract are now entering the next phases of mediation and interest arbitration.
In mediation, an impartial mediator engages the Postal Service and the APWU negotiating teams in an attempt to break through any impasses and reach an agreement. If mediation does not lead to a voluntary agreement, we will move to interest arbitration.vvvv