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 ‚Äď 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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Postal Service Driver Seeks $1 Million in Sex Harassment Suit

By Megan Spicer – October 6, 2015 A U.S. Postal Service employee is seeking $1 million in damages after alleging that she was sexually harassed by her former boyfriend, who was her supervisor in the office where she worked. Maria Rosario, of Windsor Locks, has been a Postal Service driver since July 2012. In her…

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Video: U.S. Postal Service Contract Talks with Union Continue

By Jamison Hixenbaugh – July 7, 2015 After months of rallying and negotiation talks, the American Post Workers Union has yet to reach a contract agreement with the U.S. Postal Service. According to APWU Erie Area Local¬†President Joe Szocki, the two sides have been in mediation since June, after failing to reach an agreement by…

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APWU: Contract Mediation Gets Underway, Expected to last at least 60 days

Web News Article #: 122-2015 06/10/2015 – Representatives of the APWU and USPS held an introductory meeting with officials of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) on June 9 to begin mediation on a new collective bargaining agreement. APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Industrial Relations Director Tony McKinnon and staff met with FMCS Acting Director…

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USPS contract talks stall

By Joe Davidson – May 28, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proud of its pledge to deliver mail through all kinds of tough stuff. But it looks like one of its hardest jobs is getting through contract talks. Negotiations with one of its largest labor organizations, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), stalled…

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Contract Talks Hit Impasse –¬†USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security

News Bulletin 09-2015 05/28/2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27. The USPS scuttled any prospect of reaching a deal by insisting on severe cuts in pay and benefits, despite the fact that progress had been made on many non-economic issues,…

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Comments and Information in Regards to Negotiations with the Postal Service

Via Bobby Donelson, President, Retiree Chapter, SCAL (scroll down for Bobby’s comments) Postal Reorganization Act On March 12, 1970, after extensive hearings, the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee reported a compromise measure containing provisions similar to the commission proposals endorsed by President Nixon. The bill included a 5.4 percent retroactive pay raise and…

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Overview Of Federal Sector EEO Complaint Process

If you are a federal employee or job applicant, the law protects you from discrimination because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The law also protects you from retaliation if you oppose employment discrimination, file a complaint of discrimination, or participate in the…

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