Clerk Craft Prepares for National Negotiations

The APWU will begin negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in June. The current CBA is set to expire on September 20, 2021. As such, the Clerk Craft officers have begun preparing for negotiations on issues related to our craft...

Arbitrator Sustains APWU’s Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On December 1, 2020, Arbitrator Sharnoff issued a decision confirming Clerk Craft jurisdiction over operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System...

Clerk Craft Prepares For National Arbitrations in December on Two Important Issues

The Clerk Craft has been preparing for arbitration hearings in December that will cover two issues – 1) the Postmaster End of Day (PMEOD) button remedy case, and 2) an RI-399 issue regarding the craft jurisdiction for the Advanced Facer Canceller...

Alternative Delivery and Access Point Program

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Members will recall the APWU’s successful Stop Staples fight to prevent the Postal Service from utilizing Staples stores to offer certain postal...

APWU Initiating Step 4 National Dispute Regarding DeJoy Retail Office Closures

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Recently, management at retail post offices throughout the country unilaterally posted signage on the entrances of their facilities stating...

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