Arbitrator Denies Severance Pay Grievance

From 2003 to 2009 the Postal Service offered a series of Voluntary Early Retirements (VER) with the approval of the Office of Personnel Management.  Employees involved in these offers were not paid any severance pay.  In 2008 the APWU filed a...

Landmark Arbitration Decision Upholding Craft Assignments and Job Posting Rights

Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued a decision on Dec. 8, 2016, holding that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it failed to assign Sales Retention Team (SRT) center work to the Clerk Craft and post the positions for...

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award

The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel...

Two Settlements Address DBCS Staffing And Employee Orientation Disputes

The APWU and USPS signed two important Step 4 settlements recently, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. 

APWU, USPS Resolve Dispute Over PSE Transfers in MVS Craft

The APWU and USPS have signed an agreement that prohibits the transfer of Postal Support Employees (PSEs) between installations or districts in the Motor Vehicle Craft, MVS Director Michael Foster has announced.