Stay Strong Going Into Arbitration

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Organization Director Anna Smith With contract negotiations going into interest arbitration, staying united and strong is essential at every level...

Custodian Team Cleaning (CTC): Doomed to Fail

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun Beginning in 2012, The US Postal Service embarked on a “Pilot” program to replace the 1983...

How to Get a Custodial Staffing Review

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun A staffing review is an important tool for protecting Maintenance Craft jobs, and we encourage...

Arbitrator Rejects APWU Challenges to Roof Maintenance

In a decision issued on Friday, January 4, 2019, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service did not violate the National Agreement in 2011 when it decided to subcontract roof maintenance and repair work. The Union contended that...

2018 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

Reminder, in accordance with Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime rules are not applicable for a consecutive four-week period each year during December.  This year, the December period begins December...

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