Voluntary Early Retirement / Incentives

News: Voluntary Early Retirement / Incentives

APWU Web News Article 140-2012

Retirement Counseling

11/19/2012 - Employees contemplating retirement are eligible for retirement counseling and should take advantage of the opportunity, Executive Vice President Greg Bell is reminding union members. “The decision to retire is among the most important you will ever make. I encourage you to consider the decision carefully and urge you to participate in USPS-sponsored counseling so you can make an informed decision.”

APWU News Bulletin

APWU Members Tell Postal Board of Governors:

Follow the Contract; Save America's Postal Service

08/31/2012 - Delegates to the APWU National Convention condemned USPS management for their failure to adhere to the terms of the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement and for their dismal response to the agency’s congressionally-manufactured financial crisis.

ALSO: At pre-convention meetings, Guffey reported that the union has engaged in informal discussions with management on incentives to encourage employees to retire or resign. To date, the USPS has made no official offers to the APWU, but discussions are continuing, he said.

AND: Despite all the media coverage of the GOP Convention during the last week in August, the party's platform received little notice. But postal workers ought to sit up and take notice: The Republican Party wants to privatize your job.

APWU Web News Article 94-2012

Update on Incentives

08/02/2012 - As we reported in June, the APWU has been engaged in informal conversations with management on financial incentives to encourage employees to leave the Postal Service.  Although no official offers have been made, discussions are continuing, APWU President Cliff Guffey has reported.  “I understand that there is great interest in this topic among some members, but it is simply not feasible or smart to conduct negotiations in public,” he said.