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. 

POSTAL SERVICE IMPLEMENTS NEW ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR EMPLOYEES WORKING IN DOCK AREAS

The Postal Service recently notified the APWU of its plan to separate Logistics from Mail Processing and Maintenance.

As a result, all Expeditors and Ramp Clerks will report to a designated Logistics management official. In addition, a January 12 Stand Up Talk was to inform these employees that unique finance numbers were “created for each newly stablished Logistics operation”.

The Postal Service also developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), among which included responses that craft designations and pay levels of affected bargaining unit employees would not change and other contractual issues such as overtime, holiday scheduling, and leave...

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Arbitrator Sustains APWU’s Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

On December 1, 2020, Arbitrator Sharnoff issued a decision confirming Clerk Craft jurisdiction over operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machine. The Award rejects the National Postal Mail Handlers Union claim that mail handlers should be assigned all the work on the machines. The Postal Service issued a decision in 2015, designating the Clerk Craft as the primary craft for performing the work of “singulating/ separating packages & facing/feeding packages” at the induction stations on SPSS machines. Clerks also rotate to sweeping duties after performing induction station work. When sweeping assignments are not needed to provide rotational relief for clerks operating the machines, sweeping is assigned to mail handlers.

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Clerk Craft Prepares For National Arbitrations in December on Two Important Issues

The Clerk Craft has been preparing for arbitration hearings in December that will cover two issues – 1) the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button remedy case, and 2) an RI-399 issue regarding the craft jurisdiction for the Advanced Facer Canceller System (AFCS) machine. The PMEOD button remedy hearings are scheduled for December 3 & 4, while the AFCS case will be heard on December 8 & 9.

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Arbitrator Sustains APWU’s Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work

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