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.

It's Time for the Postal Service to Respect Their Workers

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The APWU and the Postal Service were not able to come to a negotiated contract despite going through regular negotiation sessions and a mediation process; the parties remain too far apart on the issues. The Postal Service has made it clear that they do not value the men and women who work hard every day providing a valued service to the public. Postal Service employees take pride in our work, and expect a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. The proposals put forth by the Postal Service are demeaning to every postal worker covered under the USPS/APWU Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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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

August 19, 2019

Interest Arbitration Panel for New Contract Appointed

Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg has been appointed as the impartial chair of the tri-partite interest arbitration panel...

July 25, 2019

It's Time for the Postal Service to Respect Their Workers

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The APWU and the...

June 19, 2019

APWU National Executive Board to USPS Board of Governors - 'Not So Fast!'

APWU sets in motion countermeasures to check managements’ cut and slash “business plan” with a plan to defend postal...

June 4, 2019

Contract Mediation Ending

On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National...

Events

National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference

August 27, 2019

692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone: (410) 859-5700

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All Craft Conference

October 25, 2019 to October 31, 2019

3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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