Using the JCIM to Settle Disputes

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Finalizing all the documentation around a contract is a long process. For the 2018-2021 contract, the APWU and the USPS first had to agree on the...

Stepping up in a Challenging Year

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) As 2020 comes to an end, we reflect on the many challenges throughout the year we have faced. These include the COVID-19 pandemic, drastic...

Wage Increase Set For November 21

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) A salary increase that was negotiated as part of the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement will take effect on November 21, 2020 (pp-25)....

APWU Leaders and Members on the Frontlines in 2020

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)   From a solid new union contract to the tragic pandemic, from a new PMG and mail delays to actions in support of racial justice, through the...

It Pays to Be Union! Retroactive Pay and COLAs in Recent Paychecks

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) As this issue goes to press, most APWU members received their retroactive pay in their paychecks dated September 4. This retroactive pay is the...

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