Tentative Agreement Ratification Process

Ratification Information

Ballots must be RECEIVED BY AAA by FEBRUARY 28th 5PM EST in order to be counted.

In accordance with the APWU Constitution, the Rank-and-File Committee must approve a Tentative Agreement before members are given the opportunity to vote on ratification. The committee voted unanimously to endorse the proposed agreement on December 10, 2021. The union’s National Negotiating Committee also voted unanimously to approve the Tentative Agreement.

Voting on the Tentative Agreement for the new APWU-USPS contract will start with a mailing. In addition to a ballot, the ratification mailing includes a copy of the Tentative Agreement; a summary of highlights of the proposed agreement; the official statement of the Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee; a letter from APWU President Mark Dimondstein, and a postage-paid return envelope.The single-question ballot will allow members to vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on a contract, which, if ratified, would expire on September 20, 2024. 

Ballots for the referendum must be received in the designated post office box by the deadline set by the Rank and File Committee. The Rank-and-File Committee will supervise the proceeding vote count.

If you have questions or difficulties in returning your ballot, contact the AAA by calling 1-800-529- 5218 or 1-800-273-0726 between the hours of 9:00 AM  to 5:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.


Tentative Agreement Summary

The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) announced APWU President and Lead Negotiator Mark Dimondstein. The following is a summary of that tentative agreement. The APWU is preparing the complete Tentative Agreement to be sent to members with their ratification ballot. 

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