Contract Enforcement

The Industrial Relations Department is responsible for enforcement of the Collective Bargaining Agreement at the national level. 

When disputes arise over a Postal Service policy, program or interpretation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement we make sure that the issue is assigned to the appropriate national officer. That officer then reviews the issue, meets and discuss it with the Postal Service and, together with the Industrial Relations Director, determines whether or not APWU should file a national dispute (grievance).

Any issues regarding contract enforcement at the local or state level must be initiated at that level by your local or state officers/stewards.

Latest News

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They Don't Have the Right

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  We often hear...

July 25, 2019

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(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  While our leaders...

July 25, 2019

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(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Pregnancy...

May 3, 2019

Contract Update

The APWU is continuing to move forward towards interest arbitration. Preparation of hearing presentations, evidence,...