Update: Hatch Act Dispute

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  In Nov. 2017, the APWU filed a dispute over the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of changes to Leave Without Pay (LWOP) rules for...

Self-Driving Trucks Pilot Tests

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Autonomous technology and self-driving trucks have been on the front page of many news and social media sites lately. The primary reason for the news...

Fighting Back Against Outrageous Demands

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The next two stages in the battle to achieve a good new union contract are mediation (currently underway and projected to last 45 days) followed by the...

Contract Update

The APWU is continuing to move forward towards interest arbitration. Preparation of hearing presentations, evidence, and witnesses is occurring every day. The craft directors and their assistant directors are working together with the lead...

APWU Enters Mediation

In our continuing efforts to get the contract the members deserve, the APWU invoked mediation on April 3, 2019 – sending a letter to the Acting Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and to the Postal Service. The Federal...

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