APWU Looks to Address USPS Workforce Mix in Labor Talks

By Louis C. LaBrecque – June 22, 2018 A union that represents about 200,000 postal workers is looking in upcoming labor talks with the U.S. Postal Service to reduce the service’s reliance on non-career employees. That’s from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union. The union’s goals as it begins bargaining June 26…

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USPS, NRLCA extend contract negotiations

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Postal Service’s contract with the NRLCA expired May 20 at midnight. USPS and the NRLCA have mutually decided to extend negotiations. Source: USPS

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APWU: Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

Web News Article #: 45-2018 Members of the APWU’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in Washington, DC, on April 24. The committee advises the union’s National Negotiations Committee on bargaining demands and must approve any tentative agreement reached before it can be sent to APWU members for a ratification vote….

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APWU: Next Contract Negotiation Tele-Town Hall is April 23

Join the National Negotiations Committee (NNC) on a Tele-Town Hall on April 23 at either 11 a.m. or 9 p.m. EST. Topics of discussion will include the current status in preparing for Opening Day of negotiations (June 26), goals/focuses of the committee, Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow campaign updates, and the importance of member…

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APWU: Contract Action Team Liaisons Appointed

To assist local and state organizations with developing strong grassroots organizing and activism in support of the APWU’s upcoming contract negotiation fight, President Mark Dimondstein appointed the following Contract Action Team (CAT) Liaisons: Janalee Banks – Provo (UT) Local; Arrion Brown – Nation’s Capital Southern Maryland Areal Local; James Donohoe – Boston Metro Area Local;…

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APWU Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee Appointed

Web News Article #: 23-2018 03/07/2018 – With contract negotiations set to begin early summer, President Mark Dimondstein has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member of the National Executive Board names one person to the committee;…

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APWU: 2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest Winner Announced!

Web News Article #: 104-2017 10/27/2017 – After the 2018 Contract Campaign Slogan Contest was announced in the middle of August, slogans came pouring into headquarters with over 1,500 members taking action. Concern for the future, unity, respect and support for the union’s general bargaining goals were recurring themes. At deadline, more than 2,500 entries…

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APWU Support Services: Contract Negotiation Updates

Web News Article #: 9-2017 – 01/17/2017 Information Technology/Accounting Services Group The APWU and USPS started negotiations in mid-November for an Information Technology/Accounting Services group successor collective bargaining agreement. The current extension agreement is set to expire on January 20, 2017. In the last few months, many economic and non-economic proposals were exchanged and debated….

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