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. 

Negotiation/Arbitration with the USPS

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​

Most postal workers would be surprised to learn that during negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the top management officials did not meet with the union to discuss and resolve issues to secure a new CBA. However, management did come to interest arbitration to tell the Arbitrators what they “need” from a new CBA.

Testimony of COO Dave Williams
Chief Operating Officer (COO) David Williams, head of postal operations and second in command to the Postmaster General, bashed postal workers from every craft and utilized vague old corporate code words to indicate postal workers should be paid less and management should have more power to do whatever they want. Williams used the word 'flexibility' and its variations approximately 56 times during his testimony. He utilized companion corporate words 'agile' 11 times and 'nimble' seven times. Williams openly talked about replacing workers with automation and technology, including utilizing a fake “avatar” instead of a real person at post offices.

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November 19, 2019

Negotiation/Arbitration with the USPS

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ Most postal...

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