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. 

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2022 National Convention

August 15, 2022 to August 18, 2022

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD

Hotel rate: $179 + $22 resort fee + tax/night

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Additional Extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification, Agreed to by APWU & USPS

On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original April 3, 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk (MRC) Position Qualification.

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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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Das Issues Remedy Award on PM End of Day Button Case

(This article first appeared in the November/December issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

On December 8, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das found that the Postal Service was in violation of the parties’ Article 1.6.B Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) in Level 18 offices when it created the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button in the Retail System Software (RSS). The PMEOD button allowed postmasters to enter and exit RSS without completely closing out of the window. The button allowed postmasters to give false accounts of the amount of bargaining unit work they performed, which is limited to 15 hours each week in Level 18 offices.

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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

November 12, 2021

Das Issues Remedy Award on PM End of Day Button Case

(This article first appeared in the November/December issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On December 8, 2017...

November 4, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Standard

In September, President Biden issued a directive to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue...

October 7, 2021

Additional Extension of April 3, 2020 MOU, Re: Bulk Mail Tech and Mailing Requirements Clerk Position Qualification, Agreed to by APWU & USPS

On October 1, 2021, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks signed another extension with the Postal Service of the original...

September 24, 2021

Das Issues Remedy Award on PM End of Day Button Case

On December 8, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das found that the Postal Service was in violation of the parties’ Article 1.6.B...

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