Convention Adds National Business Agent

(This article first appeared in the November-December issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) Delegates made some tough decisions at the union’s 2016 national convention, including a few that have a direct effect on Support Services Division...

Support Services Division Battles Outsourcing

The Postal Service has taken subcontracting of Support Services to new heights and APWU members are fighting back, Director Steve Brooks reported to APWU members at the craft conference held prior to the National Convention.

IT/AS Employees Ratify Extension of 2011 Agreement

While 200,000 APWU members across the country await an arbitrator’s ruling on a new contract, 1,100 union members covered by the IT/AS contract voted to ratify a one-year extension of their 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Support Services...

Contracts, Contracts, Contracts

(This article first appeared in the July-August 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.) “Busy” is the buzz word! the support services division is responsible for articles 40 and 41 of the APWU’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the...

APWU Payroll Experts Issue a Warning

When management declared an Information Technology (IT) emergency due to a breach of USPS data systems recently, more than 150 systems that USPS programmers develop and administer were taken offline so they could be patched and reconfigured. The...

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