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October 20, 2018
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What's New at QAL-APWU 1022
Significant Payroll Issue Identified
This morning the APWU became aware that the Postal Service identified a computer glitch with the payroll system that will affect nearly 90,000 APWU represented bargaining unit employees. The APWU immediately contacted the USPS about the issue and will continue to monitor the situation until it is corrected. Read More...
Andrew Saul is Unfit to Lead the Social Security Administration
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in anticipation of tomorrow’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew M. Read More...
APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations Deadline until October 20, 2018
APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days. Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. Read More...
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced
In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per year. Read More...
Trump’s privatization plan would destroy the Postal Service
The post office has been woven into the fabric of American society since 1775, when the Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general. Today, the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular government agency in the country, with a favorability rating of nearly 90 percent. But now, President Trump is apparently bent on destroying it. Read More...
APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process
After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers. Read More...
Download: 2018 Update MOU Q&As - 8-10-18.pdf
White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service
The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Read More...
Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus
Former APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. William Burrus served as elected National President of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO from 2001-2010. He was the first African-American to be elected president of any national union in direct balloting by the membership. Read More...
Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Review of Postal Service
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances: “President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service. Read More...
233 Members of Congress Just Voted to Steal Social Security’s $2.9 Trillion Surplus
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President Issues Executive Order on USPS
President Trump has issued an Executive Order to form a “task force” to evaluate the finances of the United States Postal Service. Such evaluation will include pricing, policies and the costs of the workforce. Read More...
Update on Contract Negotiation Preparations on April 23
Contract Negotiation Opening Day – June 26 – is around the corner. Please join the APWU National Negotiations Committee (NNC) for a live Tele-Town Hall for updates on negotiation preparations that are under way. Members will also hear updates on the contract campaign and how they can get involved. Read More...
Oklahoma Teacher Strike Part of a Growing Movement
Taking inspiration from the grassroots victory of the West Virginia education workers, the teachers and school workers in Oklahoma are taking a stand for themselves and their students. They, as well as educators in Kentucky and Arizona are proclaiming “enough is enough. Read More...
McDonald’s stiffs employees on promised pay raise
Employees are receiving substantially less than the wage they were promised three years ago. Fast food giant McDonald’s received a deluge of good press in 2015 when the company announced their plans to pay employees at least one dollar above the local minimum wage. Read More...
Thousands of Teachers in Red States Are Leading the Charge for Better School Funding
On Monday morning, tens of thousands of Oklahoma teachers stormed the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to approve better pay and more funding for their classrooms. Read More...
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