‘Our Union is Alive and Strong’

APWU President William Burrus told delegates to the 20th Biennial National Convention that the union is “alive and strong.” ALSO: Delegates to the APWU National Convention got down to business on the meeting’s opening day, voting on more than 90...

Rank & File Bargaining Panel Meets

“This will not be a giveback contract,” APWU President Burrus told members of the union’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee at their first meeting on June 16. “Negotiations may be difficult,” he said, “but it is our job to find a way...

Union Appoints Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee

With contract negotiations set to begin later this year, APWU President William Burrus has announced the names of union members who will serve on the Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee. In accordance with the APWU Constitution, each member...

PTFs in Large Offices Eliminated as of Dec. 1

“Dec. 1, 2007, will be a historic day for postal labor,” APWU President William Burrus declared this week. “It marks the elimination of part-time flexible employment for the Clerk Craft in large offices. “As the result of contract negotiations,...

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...

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