What We're Fighting for!

In June 2018, the APWU opened formal negotiations with management. Some of the APWU’s major goals for negotiations include: 

  • Ensuring job security, including protecting no lay-off provisions and limiting sub-contracting; 
  • Providing fair pay raises that reward postal workers for their hard work and contributions; 
  • Bridging the gaps between the divisive “three tier” wage and benefit structure; 
  • Protecting and expanding career jobs;
  • Uplifting the Postal Support Employee (PSE) workforce;
  • Holding abusive managers accountable; 
  • Expanding and enhancing postal services.

Negotiations are never easy. They are especially challenging in the current political environment. The APWU’s success will depend on how much power and leverage can be mustered with member involvement and public support.

By successfully doing this in 2015, the union made real progress in the last contract. 

Over the next year, the APWU will be building momentum, utilizing contract action teams, wearing union gear and educating postal customers. There will be many opportunities – and much need – for members to get involved as the fight continues into interst arbitration. 

Contract Status

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), also known as a union contract, between the APWU and the USPS expired on Sept. 20, 2018. The contract determines wages, benefits and conditions of employment. On December 21, 2018 the APWU and USPS announced negotiations were at an impasse. Both are currently preparing for interest arbitration

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