Clerk Craft Settles 4 National Disputes with USPS

The Clerk Craft recently settled four (4) Step 4 National Disputes with the Postal Service that (1.) address the assignment of injured on duty employees in USPS “pilot” or experimental programs, (2.) Lead Clerk duties and leading other employees,...

PSEs for the USPS Health Benefits Plan

On July 30, 2018, the Postal Service notified the APWU that there will be a special enrollment period for PSEs to enroll in the USPS Health Benefits Plan.  The enrollment period will be open from August 20, 2018 through October 4, 2018.  Coverage...

The Function One Fiasco

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Eastern Regional Coordinator Mike Gallagher  The USPS embarked on a mission to staff all Function One Mail Processing operations using a program...

Collective Bargaining Versus the “Open-Door”

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By President Mark Dimondstein  Members of  Central Jersey Area Local 149 are "Fired Up and Ready to Go" on Union Gear Day. “My door is always open,”...

USPS Safety Ambassador Program

The APWU was informed on October 26, 2017 of the Postal Service’s intent to roll out a new program called the Safety Ambassador Program. The Postal Service intends to replace the safety captain program, and any other local safety programs, with this...

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