APWU Pay Raise Set for Nov. 16

APWU News Bulletin 20-2013, Nov. 1, 2013 | PDF
Dues figures corrected 11/04/13

APWU-represented postal employees will receive an increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 16, which will be reflected in paychecks dated Dec. 6. The increase will apply to employees covered by the APWU-USPS 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Penalty Overtime Exception
In accordance with Article 8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, penalty overtime regulations are not applicable for a four-week period each year during December.

This year, the period begins with Pay Period 26-13 (Nov. 30, 2013), and ends at the conclusion of Pay Period 01-14 (Dec. 27, 2013).

Beginning Nov. 16, career employees will receive an increase of 1.5 percent of the salary that was in place on the effective date of the agreement. PSEs (who are not eligible for cost-of-living increases) will receive a raise of 2.5 percent.

The increase marks the third pay raise for career employees this year. Cost-of-Living Adjustments totaling more than $1,100 dollars were implemented in September and March. The upcoming raise and cost-of-living adjustments were negotiated during bargaining in 2010 and 2011 for the 2010-2015 contract.

Under the terms of the APWU Constitution, an across-the- board contractual salary increase results in a small dues adjustment. Dues for career employees will be increased by 89 cents per pay period, with 59 cents going to locals and state organizations and 30 cents going to the national union.

Dues for PSEs will be increased by 86 cents per pay period, with 57 cents going to locals and states and 29 cents going to the national union. Updated pay scales were included in the November-December edition of The American Postal Worker magazine. Click here to view the new pay scales on www.apwu.org.