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.
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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.
We are excited to announce that current APWU Bargaining Unit employees may now join the APWU online.
During the interest arbitration hearings on September 24 and 25, the APWU brought members from the workroom floor to testify to the Arbitration Board, providing details about many aspects of their job including responsibilities, working conditions, training requirements, and staffing concerns.
We expect an Arbitration Award by the end of the year. What follows are some excerpts from my testimony, with the entire testimony available on the APWU website.
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. The hearing was the first of many in the process that will determine the next Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the APWU and the USPS.
05/03/2019 – The APWU is continuing to move forward towards interest arbitration. Preparation of hearing presentations, evidence, and witnesses is occurring every day.
04/12/2019 – The APWU continues our offensive against the White House proposals to sell the Postal Service to private corporation
04/09/2019 – In our continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on April 3, 2019 – sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal Service.
In mediation, an impartial mediator engages the Postal Service and the APWU negotiating teams in an attempt to break through any impasses and reach an agreement. If mediation does not lead to a voluntary agreement, we will move to interest arbitration