Career APWU members will receive a $207 annual increase in pay beginning next month, APWU President Cliff Guffey has announced. “This raise is the result of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, which preserved cost-of-living adjustments for our members,” he said. “They are an important part of our pay package.”
The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be effective March 9 and will be reflected in paychecks issued March 29. The raise amounts to $5.60 per pay period and reflects increases in the cost-of-living from July 2011 to January 2012, and from July 2012 to January 2013.
In September, APWU members will receive an additional COLA, reflecting increases in the cost-of-living from January to July 2012, and from January to July 2013. Cost-of-living adjustments also will be made in March 2014, September 2014 and March 2015.
APWU members received a 1 percent across-the-board pay increase on Nov. 17, 2012, and will receive additional increases of 1.5 percent effective Nov. 16, 2013, and 1 percent effective Nov. 15, 2014.
Postal Support Employees (PSEs), who are not eligible for COLAs, received an across-the-board increase of 2 percent on Nov. 17, 2012. PSEs will receive additional raises of 2.5 percent effective Nov. 16, 2013, and 2.5 percent effective Nov. 15, 2014.
Updated pay scales are available at www.apwu.org. Printed copies will be included in the May-June edition of The American Postal Worker magazine.