A new nationwide opinion poll shows that the public overwhelmingly supports funding for the U.S. Postal Service in the next stimulus bill to prevent USPS from running out of cash. Continue reading
From the American Postal Workers Union (APWWU):
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The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. Continue reading
(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Continue reading
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders received the endorsement of the American Postal Workers Union Local 44 in Central Iowa, the campaign announced Saturday. Continue reading
On October 22, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Spartanburg Division, Dana Roush, former President of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 403 (located in Spartanburg, S.C.), pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of union funds totaling $10,089, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).
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President Dimondstein’s fifth update on the interest arbitration hearings for our new union contract. Continue reading
APWU President Mark Dimondstein was elected to a third term on Oct. 8. Continue reading
CAMDEN, N.J. – A former secretary-treasurer of a U.S. Postal Workers Union today admitted embezzling $34,500 of union funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Continue reading
On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos. Q10T-4Q-C-14171644/ Q10T-4Q-C-16481407 back to the APWU and USPS for resolution, directing the Postal Service to provide the APWU with all data and data analysis collected by the Postal Review Team.
The new settlement designates that maintenance work in stations and branches transitioning to Field Maintenance Operations (FMO) as a result of MS-1/TL-6 will continue to performed by the employees currently performing those duties.
It also stipulates that:
When attrition at the installation results in a staffing level below the authorized complement, management may determine the occupational group of the employee(s) that will continue to perform the work in the stations and branches… due to the transferring of maintenance work of stations and branches from plant maintenance to FMO, the FMO authorized staffing may increase in order to provide maintenance for the stations and branches. For FMO staffing increases that exceed the available plant LDC 37…those positions shall be posted and filled under the FMO in accordance with Article 38 and the Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM).
The Postal Service will publish the final versions of MS-1 TL 6 and MMOs on Aug. 8, 2019.
Click here to see the full settlement on Q10T-4Q-C-14171644/ Q10T-4Q-C-16481407.
Register today for MS 1 TL5/TL 6 Settlement and Implementations on Monday Aug 19, 2019 2:00 PM EDT. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.