APWU Negotiations Update: Bargaining Continues as Contract Deadline Nears

Negotiations between the APWU and the Postal Service are continuing throughout the day Saturday, with the contract set to expire at midnight on Nov. 20. The union’s top negotiators and high-ranking postal officials are discussing preserving jobs, issues related to workforce structure, as well as pay and benefits.

APWU President Cliff Guffey reported on negotiations to the union’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee and national officers during a break in bargaining. “We continue to focus on protecting jobs in order to limit the pain of ‘excessing’ on our members,” he said.

Guffey said the union is seeking an agreement that will benefit both parties.

“Our proposals will also help the Postal Service, because APWU members can perform the work more efficiently and less expensively than subcontractors,” Guffey said.