New labor contract: USPS, APWU arbitration process concludes

An arbitration panel informed the Postal Service July 7 of an interest arbitration decision and award.The award is intended to resolve the differences between USPS and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) that resulted from an inability to reach a negotiated collective bargaining agreement after the prior agreement expired. The award, which was the result…

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APWU: We Have a New Union Contract!

Web News Article #: 140-2016 07/08/2016 – The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract! On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours and conditions of employment in our new union contract. This award concluded a two-year struggle…

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APWU: Contract Arbitration Hearings Conclude

Web News Article #: 100-2016 05/06/2016 – Arbitration hearings on the APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Postal Service have concluded and the union expects a decision in 30 to 60 days, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. During 18 days of hearings that focused primarily on the economic provisions on the new contract, the union…

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Dimondstein: ‘Postal Workers Earn the Right to Be Justly Compensated for Our Service and Hard Work’

Web News Article #: 022-2016 – 02/17/2016 On the opening day of arbitration for a new contract, APWU President Mark Dimondstein stated the union’s case in an impassioned presentation to the arbitration panel. The text is below. “The interests of the 200,000 postal workers represented by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, are contained in…

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APWU: Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17 – Goldberg Selected as ‘Neutral Arbitrator’ 

01/12/2016 – Arbitration hearings for a new APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service will begin on Feb. 17, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. The case will be presented to a three-member panel comprised of a union-appointed advocate, a management-appointed advocate, and a neutral arbitrator, who determines the outcome. Under federal law, the…

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Update from All-Craft Conference on APWU-USPS Contract Negotiations

Here is a recap on what was discussed at the 2015 APWU All-Craft Conference concerning the APWU-USPS contract negotiations: The USPS proposals unacceptable to APWU are: Third tier of career employment. COLA lump sum payments instead of rolling into pay rate More employee contributions to healthcare premiums. There were lots of Tentative Agreements reached that…

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