New Contract Announced!

From APWU.org

The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!

Neutral Arbitrator and Interest Arbitration Panel Chair Stephen Goldberg issued his binding decision on the terms of the new union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service.

Our National headquarters will hold two APWU Town Halls on Tuesday, March 17 at either 8 AM or 4 PM Pacific time (11 AM and 7 PM EDT).  You are encouraged to register for the Town Hall at:

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/interest-arbitration-get-the-news-on-our-new-contract?source=lightbox&_ga=2.236863681.1322617752.1584049186-1722053378.1543953278

We realize there will be many questions about provisions of Arbitrator Goldberg’s decision.  Information will be released during the coming weeks about when we will receive our retroactive wage increases, Postal Support Employee (PSE) to career appointments, etc.

Portland Installation Excessing Canceled

The Local received notice February 11, 2020 that the excessing event for Tour One Mail Processing Clerks in the Portland Installation has been canceled. The Local would like to thank the members for their support during this time.  More shall be revealed as information becomes available.

Portland Installation Not So Happy Holidays

The Local Union was informed on Friday, December 27, 2019 that the service plans to abolish all Tour 1 Mail Processing Clerk positions assigned to the automation letter section.   The service claims this will prevent an excessing outside the installation and/or craft.   The Local Union was told that more information will be provided by December 31, 2019.  This action will result in all the Portland Installation Tour 1 MPC jobs being re-posted.  The senior clerk who will have their job abolished is the most senior MPC in the Portland installation.  The Local Officers and Stewards are addressing this issue. Watch this site for more information.

The Check Is In The Mail, Part II

All eligible Portland Installation clerk craft employees should have received a check for the SRT grievance.  If you were eligible, and have not received a check, contact the local office with your name and employee identification number and we will investigate.

We have had a few calls, mostly from retirees, thanking the Union for this unexpected money.  Our gratitude goes out to National Assistant Director A, Clerk Division, Lamont Brooks and Portland Local Clerk Craft Director Kevin Fraser for dealing with the grievances that resulted in this payment.