The Post Office and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective agreement, as the USPS announced on May 21. Although the contract with APWU expired at midnight on May 20, the APWU decided to extend the negotiation period by one week until May 27. APWU […] 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 […] President Dimondstein`s video update on our new collective agreement (union contract). APWU: Contract Mediation Gets Underway 06/10/2015 – ApWU and USPS representatives held an introductory meeting with officials from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) on June 9 to begin mediation on a new collective agreement. APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Director of Industrial Relations Tony McKinnon and his collaborators met with fMCS Acting Director […] The new APWU and USPS collective agreements will be signed on Monday, May 23. Below is a timeline with validity dates (subject to changes). “The APWU Industrial Relations Department has also developed a guide for local negotiations, which contains a plethora of information to assist local people in negotiations on local MOUs (LMOUs) […] President Dimondstein talks about the opening date of interest rate arbitrage on September 4, 2019. Go to apwu.org to read his full testimony before the referee.
Our current collective agreement (Union Treaty) originally expired on 20 September 2018. The APWU and the U.S. Postal Service agreed to extend the negotiations until October 20, after which the parties again extended the negotiations until November 20. During this period, the APWU and the Post Office held a series of negotiating meetings. The APWU believes that the recent negotiations have been successful and we have made progress towards a framework for an agreement. In this light, […] On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Director of Labor Relations Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National Executive Board (NEC) that the Ombudsman stated that the APWU and USPS were too far apart and that further discussions would not lead to a new collective agreement. The declaration effectively ends mediation. “We have invoked mediation to ensure that we have followed all paths to obtain a good membership agreement,” said President Dimondstein. At […] March 20, 2020 As officers elected by their union, we fight for APWU members and ensure that management protects our health and safety in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we received a Memorandum of Understanding that extends the deadline for post-stage 3 complaints and arbitration requests by 30 days beyond the limits set by the national agreement. DOWNLOAD THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Mou Report of Stage 3 deadline and arbitration appeals Following the arbitration decision on the new collective agreement, APWU and USPS have agreed on a timetable for local negotiations, Industry Director Vance Zimmerman. Local unions or management may open negotiations on changes to local agreements in accordance with the timetable set out in the Memorandum of Understanding of 11 March 2010: a letter of intent must be submitted by 24 May 2020.
Negotiations are taking place for 30 consecutive days […] 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.