USPS: Contract covering data center employees approved

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has ratified a contract that covers approximately 1,100 USPS employees in Information Technology and Accounting Services. The employees work in Postal Service data centers in St. Louis; Eagan, MN; San Mateo, CA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. “Overall, this agreement is in the best interest of our employees, customers and the…

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USPS, union reach tentative contract agreement

The Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The 40-month contract covers approximately 213,000 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is responsible, fair to our employees and in the best interest of our customers,” said Labor Relations VP Doug Tulino. “This…

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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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Does the Postal Service Have Too Many CCAs?

The U.S. Postal Service is pushing its ability to hire low-paid City Carrier Assistants to the limit – and apparently beyond the limit. The 2011 contract that created the non-career position capped the number of CCAs in each district at 15% of the total number of full-time career city carriers — plus another 8,000 nationwide…

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