APWU Members Instrumental in Securing a Strong Tentative Agreement

January 6, 2022

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(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

As the APWU National Negotiations Committee (NNC) began negotiating with postal management on a new collective bargaining agreement, they were not alone at the bargaining table. This year, led by Collective Action Teams (CATs) across the country, you the members showed your support and unbreakable solidarity for APWU – Our Union, Our Contract, Our Future!

Members proudly participated in Union Gear Days, showing union pride on the workroom floor, hundreds more members joined CATs, and joined virtual Town Halls and CAT calls during the contract campaign. This strong support from APWU members united for a good contract was key in achieving the gains in the tentative agreement.

“Thank you to all the members for your incredible solidarity on the workroom floor throughout this contract campaign,” said President Dimondstein. “By showing up for Union Gear Days, proudly wearing APWU shirts and stickers, and remaining united, the NNC was able to deliver a tentative agreement that will undoubtedly improve the lives and working conditions for all our members. Congratulations to you, the members, on a victorious campaign and a job well done!”

“Thank you to the CATs and to all members for your support during contract negotiations,” said Industrial Relations Director Zimmerman. “The strength you showed was instrumental in securing the pay raises, COLAs, no-layoff protections, and other vital provisions in this agreement. You should be proud of your efforts and know that your impact was made in negotiations.”

Though we have a tentative agreement, our work fighting for APWU – Our Contract, Our Union, Our Future is far from over. Members are encouraged to talk to co-workers and urge them to cast their vote for ratification. Additionally, members are encouraged to join a CAT and get involved in the APWU’s other ongoing campaigns.

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