APWU-represented postal employees will receive an increase in their annual salaries effective Nov. 15, which will be reflected in paychecks dated Dec. 5. The increase will apply to all employees covered by the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the USPS.
Beginning Nov. 15, career employees will receive an increase of 1 percent of the salary that was in place on the effective date of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Career employees received a cost-of-living adjustment of $686 in September.
PSEs (who are not eligible for cost-of-living increases) will receive a raise of 2.5 percent.
The upcoming raise was negotiated during bargaining in 2010 and 2011 for the 2010-2015 contract. Under the terms of the APWU Constitution, an across-the-board salary increase results in a small dues adjustment. Dues for career employees will be increased by 60 cents per pay period, with 40 cents going to locals and state organizations and 20 cents going to the national union. Dues for PSEs will be increased by 88 cents per pay period, with 59 cents going to locals and states and 20 cents going to the national union.
Updated pay scales were included in the November-December edition of The American Postal Worker magazine and can be viewed on the union’s website at www.apwu.org/resource-types/pay-scales.