30.06.2018 – The American Postal Workers Union began negotiations on a new union contract with the U.S. Postal Service with an inaugural meeting on June 26. Brian Renfroe, Executive Vice-President of the NALC, and Paul Hogrogian, President of NPMHU, sat side by side with APWU management. A large number of labour and community allies, including Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, and Hilary Shelton, the National Director of the NAACP, were present and highlighted the […] APWU: Contract Mediation Gets Underway 06/10/2015 – ApWU and USPS representatives held an introductory meeting with officials from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) on June 9 to begin mediation on a new collective agreement. APWU President Mark Dimondstein, Director of Industrial Relations Tony McKinnon and his collaborators met with fMCS Acting Director […] As part of the arbitration decision on the new collective agreement, APWU and USPS agreed on a timetable for local negotiations, as indicated by industry director Vance Zimmerman. Local unions or management may open negotiations on changes to local agreements in accordance with the timetable set out in the Memorandum of Understanding of 11 March 2020: a letter of intent must be submitted by 24 May 2020. Negotiations are taking place for 30 consecutive days […] On September 4, APWU and USPS will launch the interest rate arbitration process for our new collective agreement (union contract). Further hearings are scheduled for the fall. Our negotiating team is well prepared, supported by economists, lawyers, employees and postal workers! We faced a similar fight in the 2015 negotiations and we intend to impose ourselves again! Each member of the APWU plays an important role in reconciling interests. It is important […] March 20, 2020 Due to the impact of the Pandemic coronavirus, APWU`s elected national officials have agreed to extend the local implementation schedule for a period of 30 days, beyond the deadline set in the agreement between the U.S.
Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO Re: Timeline for Local Implementation. Negotiations can be concluded on June 9, 2020, with written notification of intent […] APWU President Reports Negotiations 26.02.2015 – APWU President Mark Dimondstein presented his first report to union members on the status of contract negotiations. The negotiating report is only available to APWU members. To read the summary, click here. For those who are new to the APWU website – or for members only […] 2/10/2015 – Our fight for a new collective agreement has moved to a new stage, reports APWU President Mark Dimondstein. „We are taking the necessary steps to move to arbitration,“ he said. The first step is to select a three-member arbitration panel, consisting of a lawyer appointed by the union, a lawyer appointed by management […] On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Director of Labor Relations Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National Executive Board (NEC) that the Ombudsman stated that the APWU and USPS were too far apart and that further discussions would not lead to a new collective agreement.