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Update on Management's Network Modernization Plans: APWU Takes a Series of Actions

November 17, 2023
While still in its early stages, postal management is aggressively proceeding with their “network modernization” plans.

Next union negotiated raises will be in paychecks dated December 8, 2023

November 17, 2023
APWU-represented career postal employees will receive a union-won general wage increase (GWI) equal to 1.3 percent of base pay, effective Nov. 18. Non-career APWU-represented employees will receive an additional 1 percent, or a 2.3 percent GWI, as...

Health Insurance: A Must Read

The U.S. Postal Service is plotting to take away our health insurance and replace it with a USPS-sponsored healthcare plan that is outside of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

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...

Driver Selection, Orientation, Familiarization & Certification

USPS Memo [PDF] to District Managers of Customer Service & Sales, dated Jan. 27, 1994, and cover letter to APWU. DIEs will continue to perform their duties, despite large-scale abolishments in 1994.

‘Lift Gates’ Could Pose Serious Danger

The APWU has received numerous reports of serious problems with the Leyman lift gates on the new 9- and 11-ton postal trucks that have been deployed throughout most of the country. A total of 240 trucks with Leyman rail-type lift gates have been...

Disputes Filed Over USPS Two-Tour Initiative

The APWU has filed two national-level disputes protesting the Postal Service’s nationwide program to eliminate or drastically reduce Tour 2 assignments and employees. The disputes, both filed Dec. 16, recap many of the allegations made by the union...