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).
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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.
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.
Today three APWU bargaining unit employees were injured when the North Houston PDC’s roof collapsed amid severe weather conditions.
During the next session of interest arbitration (Sept. 24-26), postal workers from the workroom floor will serve as key witnesses in front of the arbitration panel.
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.
The American Postal Workers Union joins with the NALC in mourning the senseless murder of Odessa, TX Letter Carrier Mary Granados.
The location for the interest arbitration’s opening hearings has been set. The hearings will take place at the Washington DC National Mall Hilton, located at 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Interest arbitration will determine the terms of the next contract.