APWU Nurses Contract Negotiations Continue

The APWU and USPS have continued to meet in an effort to negotiate a successor contract to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which expired on Aug. 10, 2012. The parties met on Aug. 31, Sept. 14, and Sept. 20.

Prerequisites for Training

Job training required for promotion has been the subject of discussion between the union and USPS management at the national level for many years.

Bargaining Rights Make a World of Difference

Over the past several years I have been combing through the union’s archives to compile a record of contractual changes over the past 30 years. While doing this research on collective bargaining achievements since 1980, it occurred to me that more...

Union Appeals to Arbitration USPS Decision to Subcontract FSM 1000 Modifications

On Nov. 17, 2009, the APWU appealed to arbitration a national-level dispute protesting the Postal Service’s decision to subcontract the retrofitting of FSM 1000 machines, and challenging management’s failure to notify the union of the decision. The...

The Challenges We Will Meet In Collective Bargaining

The APWU will officially open negotiations for a new National Agreement with the Postal Service sometime in August, approximately 90 days prior to the current contract’s expiration on Nov. 20, 2010, and just days after the conclusion of our 20th...