APWU: Grievance Time Limit Deadlines Extended For All-Craft Conference

APWU Web News Article – October 4, 2019 In preparation for the 2019 All-Craft Conference, the APWU has requested an extension for all grievance time limit deadlines, for all levels. In response, the Postal Service has issued, “a one-week moratorium on grievance time limits at the local, regional and national level.” The extension period is…

 Continue reading

USPS-APWU arbitration decision puts moratorium on plant consolidations and outsourcing retail

July 11, 2016 The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union have a new contract. Last week, the arbitrator on the case, Stephen Goldberg, issued his decision and award, thus ending a two-year dispute. The new contract provides protections against layoffs for all career employees (who were on the rolls as of July 8),…

 Continue reading

McCaskill Seeks GAO Review of Postal Service’s Ability to Meet Delivery Standards

Senator to top federal watchdog: ‘fixing these programs starts with a firm understanding of the facts’ Press Release – Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON – In an effort to better understand the ability of the Postal Service to meet stated delivery times, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is requesting that the federal government’s top watchdog review…

 Continue reading

KFVS12 I-Team Update: Why is mail delivery so slow? – Part 2

By Kathy Sweeney – June 11, 2015 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) – Why is our mail running so slow? Several union postal workers from the Processing Center in Cape Girardeau say, they hear this question all the time. Read more: I-Team Update: Why is mail delivery so slow? – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau,…

 Continue reading

PCPWU: Mail Plant Closure Moratorium – Postal Activists Declare Victory

Immediate Release – May 26, 2015 Postal workers and their community allies were jubilant upon hearing of a national moratorium on mail processing plant closures. Last Friday, the US Postal Service released an update on “network consolidation” which postponed the closure date of the Bend and Eugene/Springfield plants to a time “to be determined.” See: https://www.21cpw.com/updated-52215-usps-network-rationalization-consolidations-put-on-hold…

 Continue reading

Regarding the Moratorium on AMP Consolidations in NE Area

~Via Christine Lawlor-Roth – President, APWU Mid-Hudson~ Received official notification from National and Area that a Moratorium has passed and Mid Hudson Mail Processing and Distribution Centers excessing event has been put on hold until at least October. What this means for those employees who were awarded bids in the April posting, those who bid…

 Continue reading

Postal unions host town hall meeting over Industry postal consolidation

By Jason Henry – December 8, 2014 A coalition of postal unions will host a town hall meeting in Industry Wednesday – December 10, to warn the public about changes to their mail service that could delay mail across the San Gabriel Valley. The meeting at 7 p.m. at the Pacific Palms Resort, 16200 Temple Avenue,…

 Continue reading

48 jobs projected lost if Dakota Central postal facility closes

BY: ROGER LARSEN – December 8, 2014 HURON – Closing and consolidating the Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Facility with the Sioux Falls operation next year will have a devastating economic impact on the Huron area with the loss of 48 middle-class postal jobs, findings in a report by the Fiscal Policy Institute show. “The…

 Continue reading