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September 19, 2018
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What's New at QAL-APWU 1022
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced
In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018. It will appear in paychecks dated September 21, 2018 (Pay Period 19-2018), and will total $645.00 per year. Read More...
Trump’s privatization plan would destroy the Postal Service
The post office has been woven into the fabric of American society since 1775, when the Second Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general. Today, the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular government agency in the country, with a favorability rating of nearly 90 percent. But now, President Trump is apparently bent on destroying it. Read More...
APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process
After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers. Read More...
Download: 2018 Update MOU Q&As - 8-10-18.pdf
White House Plan to Privatize the Postal Service
The White House proposal on restructuring the federal government released today, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” delivered nothing but misinformation and, if implemented, would end regular mail and package services at an affordable cost to 157 million addresses every day. Read More...
Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus
Former APWU National President Emeritus William Burrus passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of eighty-one. William Burrus served as elected National President of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO from 2001-2010. He was the first African-American to be elected president of any national union in direct balloting by the membership. Read More...
Senator Sanders Statement on Trump Review of Postal Service
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order demanding an evaluation of the Postal Service’s finances: “President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service. Read More...
233 Members of Congress Just Voted to Steal Social Security’s $2.9 Trillion Surplus
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President Issues Executive Order on USPS
President Trump has issued an Executive Order to form a “task force” to evaluate the finances of the United States Postal Service. Such evaluation will include pricing, policies and the costs of the workforce. Read More...
Update on Contract Negotiation Preparations on April 23
Contract Negotiation Opening Day – June 26 – is around the corner. Please join the APWU National Negotiations Committee (NNC) for a live Tele-Town Hall for updates on negotiation preparations that are under way. Members will also hear updates on the contract campaign and how they can get involved. Read More...
Oklahoma Teacher Strike Part of a Growing Movement
Taking inspiration from the grassroots victory of the West Virginia education workers, the teachers and school workers in Oklahoma are taking a stand for themselves and their students. They, as well as educators in Kentucky and Arizona are proclaiming “enough is enough. Read More...
McDonald’s stiffs employees on promised pay raise
Employees are receiving substantially less than the wage they were promised three years ago. Fast food giant McDonald’s received a deluge of good press in 2015 when the company announced their plans to pay employees at least one dollar above the local minimum wage. Read More...
Thousands of Teachers in Red States Are Leading the Charge for Better School Funding
On Monday morning, tens of thousands of Oklahoma teachers stormed the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to approve better pay and more funding for their classrooms. Read More...
Most TSP Funds Take Another Tumble in March
Stock market tumult continued in March, resulting in another month of poor returns for the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program. Three portfolios in the Thrift Savings Plan rose slightly in value last month. The G Fund, made up of government securities, grew 0.24 percent in March, bringing its 2018 gains to 0.66 percent. Read More...
Recently, Queens Area Local President Ron Suslak finalized another group baseball game ticket purchase for our members.  Since our Yankee and Met outings are always a success, Queens Area Local President Ron Suslak, with approval from the executive board and membership, has negotiated discounted NY Yankee tickets. Read More...
The following agreement represents full settlement of all Custodial Line H issues for the 2017 fiscal year: All eligible custodians on the rolls of the NY/ISC as of the date of this settlement will receive $1500 each. In order to be considered eligible for payment, Custodians must have been available to work overtime during the 2017 fiscal year. Read More...
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