Arbitrator Rules that Initial Installation of a New Mail Processing System is Not Maintenance Craft Work

Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued an award on November 7, 2017 stating, "The work of installing the APPS systems was not bargaining unit work. Hence, the Postal Service did not violate Article 32.1.A or Article 32.1.B in allowing Lockheed to...

Price Cap's Significant Impact on the Clerk Craft

(This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) By Clerk Craft Directors  Any day now, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will be making a decision on the postage price cap that will...

Veterans' Day Observed on Saturday November 11: Postal Retail and Delivery Closed

Each year, Veterans' Day is celebrated on Nov. 11. For 2017, the holiday falls on a Saturday.  There has been some confusion about when the Postal Service will observe the holiday because it has a six “business” day week. For clarification, USPS...

A Reminder on How to Stay Safe Working with Suspicious Mail

Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reminds APWU members to be aware of the USPS safety procedures when handling suspicious mail.

Salmon Mail Haul Drivers Ratify Contract

Recently, APWU members employed by Salmon Companies voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the company. Salmon Companies is the largest ground transportation supplier to the United States Postal Service (USPS). Truck drivers...

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