NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach

NLRB Slams Postal Service For Failure to Bargain over Employee Data Breach 04/08/2015 – In a first-of-its-kind complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has cited the Postal Service for failing to bargain with the APWU over last year’s massive data security breach. The incident, which was revealed to the union and employees in mid-November, […]

USPS Offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) to Postal Clerks and Maintenance

(November 28, 2014) There is probably one Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) offer for each area.  This special VERA appears to be for the mail processing plants scheduled to close in 2015.  There is no incentive. As a matter of general interest, HRSSC is sending special Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) opportunity letters to eligible employees USPS […]

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

Michigan State Reps. Call for Halt to USPS Lansing mail processing center

Closure of Collins Road processing facility to hurt Lansing economy (November 13, 2014) – LANSING – State Representatives Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) today called for immediate action to stop the closing of the Lansing United States Postal Service mail processing and distribution center. “This change being pushed by the Postmaster General needs […]

KA–POW! APWU Oakland Local Strikes Back At Abusive Postal Supervisor

The APWU Oakland Local #78 took the unusual step of launching an office-wide petition against Tour 1 Postal Supervisor Preet Singh. The petition, which has more than 100 signatures, details years of a variety of unacceptable conduct. The petition was sent to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, USPS Bay-Valley District Manager,Mark Martinez, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee […]

The Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

With negotiations for a new contract set to begin on Feb. 19, 2015, it’s worth noting that in the past, when talks have ended in arbitration, the #USPS has used the anti-union law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to represent management’s interests. The firm, which has more than 1,400 attorneys in 25 offices, is considered […]

New USPS Corporate Call Center Jobs

All Corporate Call Center jobs will be turned over to the APWU bargaining unit by May 11, 2013, under the Clerk Craft Jobs MOU in the CBA (pages 375-376).  They will become part of the bid cluster for the nearest postal installation.  These formerly outsourced duty assignments will be filled with a mix of 70% career […]

Burrus Gives Up Title of APWU President Emeritus

With Regrets On this date, August 8, 2012, I delivered to Elizabeth Powell the plaque bestowed upon me by the delegates to the 2010 national convention granting the Emeritus title awarded upon my retirement accompanied by the following letter:  —————————————————————————————- Elizabeth Powell Secretary Treasurer American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO Dear Liz, I am returning the plaque awarded […]

Arbitrator Closes Record in Hearing Regarding Hours Postmasters May Work In Small Offices

APWU Web News Article 95-2012, Aug. 2, 2012 APWU President Cliff Guffey testifies at an arbitration hearing regarding the number of hours postmasters in small offices may work. Arbitrator Shyam Das has closed the record of an arbitration hearing regarding the number of hours postmasters in small offices may work. A Memorandum of Understanding in […]

House Passes Bill to Fire Tax-Delinquent Federal, Postal Workers

APWU Web News Article 95-2012, Aug. 2, 2012 The House of Representatives passed a bill on July 31 that could cost federal and postal workers their jobs if they are behind in paying their federal taxes. The Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act (H.R. 828), introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and approved by the chamber […]