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What's New at QAL-APWU 1022
Pandemic: APWU Signs Leave Adjustments with USPS
Our first priority during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has been ensuring the health and safety of our members and that of the public. Read More...
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We Have a New Union Contract!! Retroactive Back Pay and COLA Awarded
Neutral Arbitrator and Interest Arbitration Panel Chair Stephen Goldberg issued his binding decision on the terms of the new union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service. Read More...
APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. In light of the importance of the presidential election and in response to many inquiries from members as to the union leadership’s position, a number of “top tier” candidates, or their designees, were invited to address the Executive Board. Read More...
Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day
Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day On Feb. 25, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It's time to protect America's most cherished institution. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the USPS Fairness Act. Now let's get it through the Senate. Read More...
30 Years Ago: The Day the Middle Class Died
From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to college on just one parent's income (and that college in states like California and New York was almost free). That anyone who wanted a decent paying job could get one. Read More...
Medicare for All Saves Money. Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Ensures That Working Families Get The Savings.
The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s newly released Medicare for All plan: “Medicare For All doesn’t cost money. Read More...
Sign the petition to the Postal Service Board of Governors
Sign the petition to the Postal Service Board of Governors In July 2018 the White House announced proposals to privatize the Postal Service. Now Postmaster General Megan Brennan has announced her departure as Postmaster General in January 2020. Read More...
Opening Day of Interest Arbitration!
APWU discusses how postal workers are mission-dedicated, skilled, public servants deserving of fair pay and benefits, job security, and a safe workplace, free of harassment. On Wednesday, September 4, the APWU began presenting its case for a strong contract in the opening day of Interest Arbitration hearings in Washington, D.C. Read More...
Bernie Sanders’s ambitious plan to double union membership, explained Bernie Sanders wants to end “at-will” employment, and bring industry-wide wage boards.
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign has put out a new plan for workers that reflects a growing progressive labor movement dedicated to reinvigorating the country’s dwindling unions. Read More...
Interest Arbitration Panel for New Contract Appointed
Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg has been appointed as the impartial chair of the tri-partite interest arbitration panel and scheduled the opening day of the hearings for September 4, 2019.  When the APWU and USPS are unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement through negotiations, the law requires interest arbitration. Read More...
House Majority Supports H.R. 2382
On August 16, the USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) achieved a bipartisan majority of cosponsors. This critical milestone is the direct result of a successful, day of action held on July 23 and our ongoing work with the AFL-CIO, and our sister postal unions. Read More...
New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation
On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos. Read More...
Big Changes Are Coming to the TSP Get ready for a bunch of upgrades and new options.
Times are changing for the Thrift Savings Plan—and for all of the federal employees and retirees who have invested their retirement savings in it. One recent change was the formal announcement that the TSP will no longer require a separate election for catch-up contributions for those age 50 and older. Read More...
Anti-Labor Group Urges Federal Government to Stop All Existing Union Payroll Deductions Group's argument has already been rejected by a federal appellate court in decision that did not set a precedent.
A prominent anti-labor advocacy organization this week urged the Federal Labor Relations Authority to call on agencies to cancel all existing agreements to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks, claiming the agreements violate the First Amendment. Read More...
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CANCELLED***April 11 Membership Meeting
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All April Unit Meetings Cancaled
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