It's Left Up to Us

Logic, common sense and the Postal Service’s irresponsible decisions tell us that management will not manage the USPS out of its manufactured financial crisis. The four postal unions – the APWU, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the...

Maintenance Defeats Improper Excessing

Maintenance craft officers recently settled an important dispute, stipulating that the Postal Service cannot declare an installation “non-maintenance capable” and then use the designation to justify excessing Maintenance Craft employees who work on...

Arbitrator Rules: Excessed Employees Must Meet Minimum Qualifications Before Reassignment

The APWU won an important arbitration award on June 24, when Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service must determine – prior to excessing employees across craft lines – that the employees meet the minimum qualifications for the...

APWU to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

The APWU today denounced plans by the Postal Service to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015. “This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on...

Clerk Craft Negotiates New Customer Care Center

A May 28 agreement between the APWU and USPS [PDF] establishes a new Customer Care Center (CCC) in Wichita KS. The new CCC will be located at the Remote Encoding Center (REC) site, which is scheduled to close no later than November 14.

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