APWU – Sixth COLA Increase Announced

In accordance with the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 93 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective August 28, 2021.

The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated September 17, 2021 (Pay Period 19-2021).The value of the COLA for full-time employees in each step and grade will increase by $1,935.00 annually, and the hourly rates for part-time employees will be adjusted accordingly.

The COLAs are in addition to general wage increases. This is the sixth cost-of-living increase under the 2018 contract. The COLAs received so far during the 2018 National Agreement will total $3,349.00 per year.

Postal Support Employees (PSEs) do not receive cost-of-living increases, but have several general wage increases under the 2018 contract.

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Great for them. Can rural carriers get a new contract now to get our cola.