USPS: A look at postal labor unions

August 30, 2023 More than 585,000 Postal Service employees ‚ÄĒ or about 91 percent of the organization‚Äôs total workforce ‚ÄĒ are members of a bargaining unit. To help mark Labor Day, here‚Äôs a look at the eight bargaining units represented in USPS and the approximate number of employees they cover: ‚ÄĘ National Association of Letter…

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Former Sec-Treasurer of APWU Muskogee Local sentenced: 60 months probation, $95,100 restitution 

On August 11, 2021, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Brenda Walters, former Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 7 (located in Muskogee, Okla.), was sentenced to 60 months of probation. She was also ordered to pay $95,100 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. On March…

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APWU Opposes Management Plans to Reinstitute Plant Consolidations and Closures

April 27, 2021 On Tuesday April 27, 2021 postal management informed the APWU of management‚Äôs intent to pursue consolidations and operational mail moves in 18 facilities nationwide. These proposed changes are taking place in the context of the Postal Service‚Äôs 10-year plan and proposed network and operational changes. The 18 facilities listed are among the…

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NPMHU: USPS Challenge to National Arbitration Decision on Hatch Act and LWOP is Dismissed

April 26, 2021 Back in August 2018, we circulated a copy of the National Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg on August 6, 2018 in a case concerning the use of Union LWOP for political activities under the National Agreement. The matter was heard in June 2018, briefed in July 2018, and decided in…

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PMG and Leadership of Unions, Management Associations Form Joint Task Force on Service Performance

March 23, 2021 The following Joint Statement was issued by: Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy Fred Rolando, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Paul Hogrogian, National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Daniel Heins, National President of the United Postmasters and Managers of America Mark Dimondstein, President, American…

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USPS: Dock Employees Supervision Change Notice to APWU, NPMHU

Dear Mark, This is in further reference to he Postal Service’s previous correspondence (copies enclosed), concerning the implementation of a new organizational structure that separates Logistics from Mail Processing and Maintenance. The most recent notice was dated January 8. As previously informed, all Expeditors and Ramp Clerks will report to a designated Logistics management official….

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USPS Eastern Area: All crafts on withholding for Excessing of Maintenance Employees

The Eastern Area has placed a withholding on all crafts for Excessing of Maintenance Employees from the Philadelphia and Norristown TriCounty Pennsylvania offices. USPS Notification – Philadelphia P&DC “Eastern Area is implementing the withholding provisions of Article 12.5 (B)(2) for all full-time regular Level 10 and below Maintenance Craft positions, all Level 7 and below…

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