About the Clerk Division

The Clerk Division is the largest division of the American Postal Workers Union. We proudly represent approximately 150,000 postal clerks in post offices large and small across the country. Clerks occupy more than 170 different position descriptions and can be found performing work at retail windows, mail processing, call centers, bulk mail entry, sales retention, and administrative office environments to name the most common. 


Clerk Craft Virtual Conference

September 29, 2021 to October 1, 2021

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Second Round of Payments for POStPlan Staffing Violations

Payments Set to Begin on April 30, 2021

On April 26, 2021, the Postal Service informed the Clerk Craft that it had partially input the second round of payments required by the national-level award, dated June 17, 2017 authored by Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg in Case #Q10C-4Q-C-15206043. The arbitrator’s award was due to the Postal Service’s failure to honor a December 22, 2014 agreement between the parties surrounding the POStPlan Staffing for Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPOs) and Level 18 post offices.

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Clerk Craft Prepares for National Negotiations

The APWU will begin negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in June.  The current CBA is set to expire on September 20, 2021. As such, the Clerk Craft officers have begun preparing for negotiations on issues related to our craft. We are currently reviewing all resolutions that were adopted by the delegates at past National Conventions applying to Article 37. These resolutions involve issues such as bidding, assignment of unencumbered regulars, 204-B restrictions, higher-level pay, PTF workhour guarantees and conversions to full-time regular status, and additional rights for PSE clerks.

Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks also invited suggestions from the National Business Agents across the country...

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Remaining Level 6 Mailing Requirements Clerks Upgraded to Level 7

APWU Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Postal Service that upgraded the known remaining Level 6 Mailing Requirements Clerks (MRC) to Level 7. The MOU, dated April 20, 2021, identified four (4) Level 6 MRC duty assignments by Job Identification number – one in Charleston, SC, one in Fort Worth, TX, and two in Houston, TX – that were entitled to be upgraded to Level 7.

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Changes are Coming in Mail Processing Facilities

(This article first appeared in the September-October issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

In recent weeks and months, the Postal Service has begun implementing changes to its mail processing operations, and these changes are apt to continue for some time. The USPS 10-Year Plan is the reason for many of these modifications. APWU Regional Coordinators recently began receiving Article 12 impact statements from management throughout the country. Most of these impact statements are due to the movement of different mail processing machines from one installation to another. The plants that are losing machines are adversely affected and face possible excessing of employees, both in the clerk and maintenance crafts.

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Extension with the Postal Service of the April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification

On March 23, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed an extension with the Postal Service of the April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification. This MOU was agreed to by the parties in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure that employees pending qualification for Bulk Mail Tech or Mailing Requirements Clerk duty assignments would be provided a realistic opportunity to pass the required training.

The extension is through June 4, 2021, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties. Click here to view the extension. 

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Latest News

September 1, 2021

Contract Update: Union & Management “Locking Down” Ahead of September 20 Expiration

Beginning September 7, the National Negotiations Committee (NNC) will lock down with postal management for a week of...

August 4, 2021

Negotiations Update

With our current union contract expiring on September 20, 2021, the APWU and postal management have now been engaged in...

August 3, 2021

Postal Service Sends Directive to the Field on Lead Clerks Performing TACS Duties

A letter dated July 16, 2021, and signed by four headquarters-level Postal Service officials, was sent to management in...

June 9, 2021

Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirement Clerk

On June 7, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks reached agreement with the Postal Service to extend the Memorandum...

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