House Republicans Pass Pay Cut For Postal, Federal Employees

APWU News Bulletin 14-2012, May 17, 2012 The House of Representatives voted for a 5 percent cut in postal and federal workers’ pay on May 10 by approving an increase in employees’ pension contributions. Republican members of the House provided all 218 votes in favor of the measure, while 183 Democrats and 16 Republicans opposed […]

Extra layer of protection: Postal Police Officers reach out to Chicago carriers

Arriving home safely is a letter carrier’s most important delivery. That’s why the Postal Inspection Service is responding with an extra layer of security to help carriers stay safe and avoid becoming victims of street crime. In the Chicago District, that means using Postal Police Officers on street patrols. “Protecting postal employees always has been […]

EEO Complaint Alleges Postal Police Officers Denied USPS Paid Benefit Offered To Postal Inspectors

Did USPS properly addressed a Postal Police Officer’s class claim allegation that she was discriminated against because the USPS does not offer self-referral counseling to its Postal Police Officers? In a complaint dated June 22, 2008, a Postal Police Officer (PPO) in USPS’s Los Angeles Post Office in Pasadena, California maintained that she was subjected […]

APWU Negotiations Contract Extended to Nov. 23; Union, USPS to Continue Talks

APWU President Cliff Guffey announced that the union and Postal Service have extended their Collective Bargaining Agreement through Tuesday, Nov. 23, at noon. The contract was scheduled to expire Nov. 20. “We do not have a new contract,” Guffey said, “but we believe there is still potential to negotiate an agreement. The union and management […]

Court: Postal Police Manager’s Transfer Was Not A Demotion

According to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in a nonprecedential decision: Ronald Calvin was transferred from his position of Manager, Postal Police Division, EAS-21 to that of General Analyst, EAS-21. Both positions carry the same grade and basic rate of pay. The Postal Service cited loss of confidence in Mr. Calvin’s managerial abilities as […]