APWU Negotiations Over New Contract Ongoing Throughout Weekend

APWU Web News Article 144-2010, Dec. 3, 2010

Contract negotiations between the APWU and the USPS continued Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, and union representatives will be meeting over the weekend, APWU President Cliff Guffey said Friday afternoon. “We are continuing to work hard to reach an agreement with management that will be good for our members, as well as for the Postal Service and the American people,” he said.

“The union’s focus remains the same,” Guffey said. “We are working to safeguard jobs and lessen the pain of excessing. We also are discussing wages and issues related to workforce structure.

“We remain convinced that if management is serious about negotiating a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, a settlement is possible,” he said.

The APWU will continue to provide frequent updates regarding the status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. For the latest developments, please visit www.apwu.org. Members are also encouraged to follow the union on Twitter and Facebook to receive up-to-the-minute alerts by e-mail or text message. Click here to learn how

4 thoughts on “APWU Negotiations Over New Contract Ongoing Throughout Weekend

  1. Why would anyone expect a fair contract from the APWU and Postal Management?What you can expect from the APWU and Management is a “DEAL”.
    And they are both desperate for a “DEAL”, lest it fall to a panel of 3 arbitrators to
    craft a fair and binding contract.

  2. Ok Bill, just for you… one day management proposed a 12% across the board pay cut and the Union responded with a proposal for 3.4% wage increase every 6 months… neither side would concede the point to the other so just how would you suggest President Guffey word that up?

    President Guffey is negotiating “Quid Pro Quo”, that’s Latin for “Something for Something” or “This for That”… there is agreement and NO DEAL while everything is still on the table… so how would you report this to the Union Members?

    Would you lie and say that you have agreed on issues that you have not achieved complete agreement on?

    Consider that Collective Bargaining is little more than a game of Poker… so Bill, you are saying the Union should show all of it’s cards now, while management keeps their cards hidden? You would probably be among the first and worst critics of the Union for doing so and blowing whatever chances we might have to negotiate a contract, despite it having been your demand that the Union shows its cards to “Keep the Membership Informed.”

    Please reconsider your position and let our Union Officers do their jobs in peace.

  3. Gee, it would be nice if you shared some information with your membership,instead of withholding information like we stupid to be comprehend of what is or is not going on.BIG Secret.

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