6 thoughts on “Greg Bell: Rejection of Tentative Agreement!

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Utica Area Local
    Office held, if any
    One can question critics of the negotiation process all they want. The facts are being revealed. Givebacks, faulty MOU’s, and increased health care premiums are not in the interest of our members. Should I be happy in October when United Healthcare presents the check to APWU knowing I paid twice my 2018 premiums? If this is our future we should be concerned. Wearing shirts and hats doesn’t eliminate the need for good negotiation skills.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter and California State APWU
    Office held, if any
    Retiree Chapter President and California State SCF Rep.
    I thinks Greg Bell’s Letter as well as Roscoe Woods’ article were informative. I believe we should know what the Rank and File Committee Rejected.

    I am afraid the rumored give backs are true and that both the Clerk Craft and Maintenance Craft will see these two items thrown down their throat based on our national president’s stating he though the agreement was fair.

    I disagree and the vast majority 9 out of 13 of the Rank and File Bargaining Committee rejected the tentative agreement.

    Rank and File Bargaining Committee should not be a rubber stamp.

    Small offices and the custodians have worked hard and the crafts have worked hard to give them the best they can. Now is not the time to nullify current agreements.

    Rumors are not good and that is why I said the Tentative Agreement and the Rank and File Committee documents should be shared with the membership.

  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Atlanta Metro Area Local 32
    It must be an APWU national officer election year…

  4. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - San Diego Area Local 197
    Office held, if any
    Clerk Director
    I remember, not too long ago, when past union leadership, including the rank and file team, crammed an unfair and unworkable contract down the members throats. They went around the country in their efforts to convince locals to get their members to vote the contract up. The majority of the voters drank the kool aid, despite glaring problems and unanswered questions. We are still dealing with the aftermath of it today, and our newer members will never enjoy what Biller and Burrus negotiated for us old timers. We would have been better off (at least no worse) by going to interest arbitration in 2011.

    I lost all respect for those Executive Board members, and learned an important lesson: you should not blindly trust those at the top. Obviously others came to the same conclusion, because most of those people were subsequently voted out. I don’t care why this current rank and file voted to not accept the tentative contract. We have a true checks and balances system in place, as opposed to 2011, when everyone was in cahoots with each other to bend over in order to please USPS negotiators. I see right through Bell’s article. Lets get on with interest arbitration, instead of lobbying and posturing because elections are coming up.

  5. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU Greater Oregon Area Local
    Office held, if any
    Mr. Bell, although I appreciate your service to our union in the past, it seems that your letter is purely for political reasons to stir up discontent among members since you are again putting your name forward for election. Having been on the negotiation committee in the past you should be the first to understand the need for confidentiality. I am disappointed with your letter here because it serves no purpose except to bring discord. Until we have all the facts, we should not make hasty judgements.

  6. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU Cape Girardeau Area Local 4088
    Wow. An unbelievable situation we find ourselves in during these tenuous times. Your insight is appreciated, sir.

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