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Just three days after Arbitrator Goldberg rendered his binding Interest Arbitration Award on the 2018-2021 new union contract, the national APWU is pleased to be able to circulate the entire contract with all the appropriate contractual updates for use by the officers, shop stewards and members.
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.
Due to the concerning and rapid developments surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and related health and safety concerns regarding travel combined with government advice on avoiding large gatherings
On Monday, President Trump issued his budget for the next fiscal year. Among its proposals were the entirety of the recommendations of the 2018 White House Task Force on the Postal Service, which include service cuts, lower pay and for postal workers and accelerated outsourcing and privatization of postal work.
“We’re pleased that a number of presidential candidates have positions and have taken actions supportive of postal workers and expanding union rights. But when we judge candidates by their long-term and consistent actions, Bernie Sanders stands out as a true champion of postal workers and all workers throughout the country,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service management conducted a final three-day session of interest arbitration Nov. 13-15.
Today at Interest Arbitration, the APWU rebutted some of management’s economic arguments, including their controversial claim that postal workers are overpaid for the skills they employ. We also responded to management’s regressive proposals for Motor Vehicle Service.
This month the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service conducted two multi-day sessions of interest arbitration for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
In the morning session, their main witness characterized USPS postal clerks as under-skilled and over-paid as they sought to justify their demands to expand the two-tier workforce, push down wages and abolish COLAs.
The official results of the APWU Election of National Officers have been tabulated and were certified by the American Arbitration Association on Oct. 16
Today, Tuesday, October 15, the APWU presented more of their case to the Arbitration Board.
The testimony included many provocative and negative descriptions of USPS employees in support of management’s aim of pushing down wages and benefits; the management witness then finished testimony by turning 180 degrees and lauding the public service of APWU members.
As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks.
Today, management made presentations on pattern bargaining, comparability of job classifications between USPS and private sector companies, demographics of the bargaining units, as well as information about postal benefits.
Election results are not official until verified by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Unofficial results for all races are published below.