APWU: New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation

August 12, 2019 On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos. Q10T-4Q-C-14171644/ Q10T-4Q-C-16481407 back to the APWU and…

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APWU: Tackling Workplace Harassment

The newly formed Workplace Environment Committee met on July 11-12 at the Tommy Douglass Center in Silver Spring, MD to correlate mediums, methods and procedures to deal with employee-employer relations on the workroom floor. Established by Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman, the Committee deliberated on the union’s continuing efforts to address the real harm –…

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APWU: Passing of Robert C. Pritchard, Former MVS Director

APWU Web News Article – July 10, 2019 Robert C. Pritchard, former Director of Motor Vehicle Service, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was born May 2, 1949. At the time of his APWU retirement, May 10, 2013, Brother Pritchard was the longest serving craft director in APWU history with 17 years. Robert “Bob”…

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Ballot Placement Set for Election of APWU National Officers

(June 27, 2019) Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has certified the union members listed below as candidates for national union office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution. A drawing was held on June 27 to determine the order candidates’ names will appear on the ballot. Incumbent officers are listed first, with “(I)” appearing after…

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APWU: Change to Election Rules

05/02/2019 – A change has been made to page number 43 of the 2019 Rules and Regulations printed in the March/April magazine by deleting the paragraph referencing five (5) regional Election magazines. To receive an updated copy, please contact apwuelectioncommittee@apwu.org. UPDATED 2019 Rules and Regulations Source: APWU  

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APWU: Salmon Co. Drivers in El Paso Unanimously Ratify CBA

04/22/2019 – Drivers from the newly unionized Salmon Co. in El Paso, TX unanimously ratified the terms of their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. These APWU new members received most of the terms of the negotiated Salmon contract for the Dallas Area Local. Due to the organizing efforts and continued support of Texoma Local representatives Sonny…

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APWU Launches New TV Ad – “We Deliver Almost Anything”

04/12/2019 – The APWU continues our offensive against the White House proposals to sell the Postal Service to private corporations. The lighthearted video makes a crucial point – of all the many things the Postal Service will accept from the public, tax dollars are not one of them. The video advertisement release is in coordination…

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APWU Enters Mediation

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. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is a federal agency that provides public…

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