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.


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

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...

October 1, 2019

APWU Private Sector Members Ratify Contract

On August 26, 2019 APWU private sector members ratified the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

September 26, 2019

Hollingsworth Members Approve First Contract

On September 11, 2019 private sector members who work at a Mail Transport Equipment Service Center (MTESC) in...


All Craft Conference

October 25, 2019 to October 31, 2019

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

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