APWU President Remains Optimistic Of Reaching Contract Agreement With USPS

Rank and File Bargaining Committee Scheduled to Arrive in Washington, DC

APWU Web News Article 127-2010, Nov. 12, 2010

The union’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee is scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC on Nov. 14 to be on hand in the event of late-breaking developments at the negotiating table.

With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire Nov. 20, APWU President Cliff Guffey remains optimistic about the possibility that an agreement can be reached.

“Final bargaining will be challenging,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey, “but the union is determined to negotiate a contract that benefits both the members of the APWU and the Postal Service.”

In accordance with the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, any tentative agreement between the union and management must be approved by a majority of the Rank and File Committee before it can be submitted to members for a ratification vote. Each member of the union’s National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 14th member is appointed from the union’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.

Committee members will be available around the clock to discuss proposals and any agreements reached between the union and the Postal Service.

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