Bargaining Rights Make a World of Difference

Over the past several years I have been combing through the union’s archives to compile a record of contractual changes over the past 30 years. While doing this research on collective bargaining achievements since 1980, it occurred to me that more...

NRP Grievances Pending National-Level Grievances

Director of Industrial Relations Mike Morris has clarified the types of local- and regional-level grievances regarding the National Reassessment Process (NRP) that should be held in abeyance pending the outcome of Step 4 disputes at the national...

The Challenges We Will Meet In Collective Bargaining

The APWU will officially open negotiations for a new National Agreement with the Postal Service sometime in August, approximately 90 days prior to the current contract’s expiration on Nov. 20, 2010, and just days after the conclusion of our 20th...

APWU Nurses Advised That Contract – Though Expired – Still Offers Protection

As the bargaining team for APWU-represented nurses prepares for interest arbitration hearings beginning in late March, Support Services Division Director Bill Manley assured the unit’s members that the terms of their expired contract remain in...

Members Input on Bargaining Is Welcome

With negotiations for a new contract set to begin in August (90 days prior to the Nov. 20 expiration of the current contract), the Industrial Relations Department is busy preparing for bargaining. As part of our preparation, we seek input from union...

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