APWU President Mark Dimondstein announced that the union and the Post Office have agreed to extend negotiations on a new collective agreement by 30 days. Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the salaries, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. The […] 19.02.2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service began on February 19 with a dramatic break with tradition. At the inaugural session of the APWU, actor Danny Glover and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made brief remarks after a statement by APWU President Mark Dimondstein. National […] 10.02.2015 – Our fight for a new collective agreement is entering a new phase, reports Mark Dimondstein, president of the APWU. “We are taking the necessary steps to move to arbitration,” he said. The first step is to select a three-member arbitration panel, consisting of a lawyer appointed by the union, a lawyer appointed by management […] Since 1994, the APWU has been negotiating on its own initiative. From 1994 to 1998, 1998-2000 and 2000-2003, agreements followed.
In December 2002, APWU membership voted to extend the 2000 agreement for a two-year period until November 20, 2005. In August 2005, APWU members ratified a one-year extension. At the end of 2006, the union agreed with the Post Office on a four-year contract, which was ratified by an overwhelming majority of APWU members on 12 January 2007. On May 11, 2011, members adopted a new collective agreement that expired on May 20, 2015. After months of negotiations, mediation and arbitration, on July 8, 2016, Schieds Stephen Goldberg gave an arbitration decision on interest rates for a new three-year contract that expired on September 20, 2018. APWU President Reports Negotiations 26.02.2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein presented his first report to union members on the status of contract negotiations. The negotiating report is only available to APWU members. To read the summary, click here. For those who are new to the APWU website – or only for members […] The U.S. Postal Service began paying the new rates through the arbitration award ordered on August 6, 2016, but the retroactive payment for all APWU employees for the period November 16, 2015 to August 5, 2016, will be reflected in its November 18 paychecks, APWU said.
28.05.2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without agreement on May 27. The USPS has accumulated every chance of reaching an agreement by insisting on deep cuts in wages and benefits, although progress has been made on many non-economic issues, President Mark Dimondstein […] Four months before the signing of the Postal Reorganization Act in the United States.