About the Support Services Division

The Support Services Division represents APWU bargaining unit members at Information Technology/ Accounting Service Centers, Operating Services facilities, Mail Equipment Shops and Material Distribution Centers, as well as professional nurses employed by the Postal Service.  The Division also includes APWU-represented workers who are employed in the private sector, including mail haul drivers and Mail Transport Equipment Service Center employees.

Hollingsworth Contract Ratified

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​

On Sept. 11, new APWU members working at Hollingsworth LLC, a private-sector distribution company, ratified the terms of their initial collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Negotiating an initial contract is a very challenging hurdle to cross. APWU members who have worked under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Postal Service since the 1970s just worry about successor agreements, and if any of the working conditions will be changed.

The agreement between the APWU and Hollingsworth did not come easily. The Postal Service awarded the company a contract for Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) work in July of 2016. Hollingsworth took over the contract from a company called PAE. PAE was an APWU-organized unit with members belonging to the Detroit District Area Local.

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Contract Updates

Hollingsworth Private Sector MTESC

We have been in contract negotiations with this unit attempting to get an initial contract for these members. These negotiations have been very challenging. We have run into many obstacles while attempting to achieve a fair agreement. This process has taken over one year. Currently, we are almost complete and we hope to get a tentative agreement before the membership for ratification very soon.

IT/AS

This CBA expired January 20, 2019. We have extended talks and continue to work towards a negotiated contract. The parties have been meeting continuously and exchanging proposals.

Postal Nurses (NPPN)

This CBA expired August 18, 2018. The parties have been meeting and have extended the terms of the CBA until such time that either party declares impasse or mediation. This negotiation process has been slowed by the fact that the Postal Service has had three changes in upper Management responsible for the decisions regarding the nurse positions. The parties are now close and we hope to have a CBA in place that retroactively compensates our Occupational Health Nurses for their hard work. 

Latest News

November 19, 2019

Hollingsworth Contract Ratified

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ On Sept. 11...

October 28, 2019

All-Craft Conference Continues with Maintenance Craft and Support Services General Sessions

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October 15, 2019

Interest Arbitration: APWU Presents Support Service Craft and Replies to USPS Financial Argument

Today, Tuesday, October 15, the APWU presented more of their case to the Arbitration Board.

October 4, 2019

Grievance Time Limit Deadlines Extended For All-Craft Conference

In preparation for the 2019 All-Craft Conference, the APWU has requested an extension for all grievance time limit...

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