Grievance Moratorium to be in Effect Due to National Convention

May 16, 2022

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The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from August 8 through August 22, 2022, due to the 2022 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash has announced. The period spans a total of 15 days.

According to the agreement, for all grievances and appeals to arbitration, the time for filing and/or appeal will be extended for a period of 15 days beyond those specified in the National Agreement. In addition, suspensions that would otherwise be served because no grievance had been filed within 14 days or because no appeal had been filed to the next step of the grievance-arbitration procedure will be deferred for the 15-day extension period. Furthermore, no arbitrations will be scheduled between August 8 and August 22, 2022. The Postal Service also agreed via email that the moratorium would apply to the Nurses, IT/AS, and the HRSSC agreements as well.  

The events surrounding the National Convention also conflict with the MOU Re: Timeline for Local Implementation Timelines in relationship to appeals to impasse. The parties have also agreed to extending the dates for the impasse appeal procedure. A copy of that agreement can be found here. Please note that the dates related to opening negotiations and the negotiations window remain unchanged.

2022 National Convention Grievance Moratorium | American Postal Workers Union (

Email Agreement Nurses, IT/AS, HRSSC 2022 National Convention Moratorium | American Postal Workers Union (

Local Implementation Impasse Appeal Extension 2022 | American Postal Workers Union (

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