Award on Inspection of Vehicles in Non-Public Areas of Postal Property

Arbitrator Linda Byars denied the APWU's grievance challenging the Postal Service's regulations and implementing instructions for the administrative inspection of vehicles entering non-public areas of postal property. 

Maintenance Wins Significant Award

Recently Arbitrator Arthur T. Voss sustained the union’s grievance in Case #E10T-4E-C 11388721 , known as the Western Area Lock case or the Diebold case. 

NRLCA Award on Review and Concurrence

A National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) award in which the arbitrator found that Article 16.6 of the USPS-NRLCA National Agreement, which is not materially different from Article 16.8 of the USPS-APWU National Agreement, is violated “if...

Arbitrator Orders USPS to Revise Certain FMLA Form Letters

In a recent national-level arbitration award, arbitrator Dennis Nolan ruled that certain form letters that the Postal Service planned to use when employees seek family and medical leave violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The arbitrator...

Questions and Answers for the New Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS

The APWU and USPS have agreed to a series of Questions and Answers [PDF] regarding the establishment of a new Customer Care Center in Wichita, KS.