Planning Ahead: Preparing for 2015 Contract Negotiations

The Collective Bargaining Agreement, the union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service, expires in May 2015. Negotiations with the USPS will begin 90 days prior, in February 2015. APWU preparations are...

Collective Bargaining Can Be Win-Win

Public-employee unions and their employers can make collective bargaining work – even when faced with a financial crisis.

APWU Members Ratify New Contract

APWU members approved a new contract may 11, with more than 75 percent of those casting ballots in favor of ratification. The final tally was 69,451 to 22,351 in voting that ended May 10. The agreement will expire May 20, 2015.

Enforcing the Collective Bargaining Agreement in Small Offices

The USPS has begun implementing several policies in small post offices that we believe violate the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Although many of the disputes may eventually be decided at the national level, it is important that...

Can Level 4 Post Office Clerks Work in Your Office?

The position description for the Level 4 Post Office Clerk [PDF] limits its use to Post Offices with fewer than 190 revenue units annually. The Level 4 Post Office Clerk qualification standard [PDF] repeats that same limitation.