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    Statement from President Mark Dimondstein to APWU on Status of Collective Bargaining

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 120-2018

    The Collective Bargaining Agreement (Union Contract) between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service initially expired on September 20, 2018.  Negotiations began in July with a big kick off and national day of action during which many of you participated as together we are “Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow!” Since our contract expired there have been four extensions of negotiations in an effort to reach a voluntary agreement...

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    Santa May Need to Take Out a Loan in the Future

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    By Apwu133,
    12/21/2018
    For Immediate Release

    American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein says: “This gift delivered to Wall Street will be paid for by Main Street.”

    WASHINGTON – When the Trump Administration released its postal task force report earlier this month, the American Postal Workers Union said that, if implemented, it would result in “less services and higher prices.” Now, a new research study from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) shows just how costly privatizing or even partially privatizing postal services would be. Entitled “Who Would Pay the Biggest Price for Postal Privatization,” IPS researchers demonstrate that the White House plan would lead to significantly higher prices and less service for 70 million Americans in rural areas, small towns and suburbs – and all those who mail and ship to those locations.

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    New Leave Year Begins Jan. 5

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 119-2018

    The 2019 new leave year begins and ends as indicated below:

    Begins: PP 02-2019, Jan 5, 2019

    Ends: PP 01-2020, Jan 3, 2020

    Click here for the 2019 Pay & Holiday Calendar. Click here for the 2019 Leave Chart.

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    Payment Checks for SRT Remedy to be Mailed in January

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 118-2018

    As part of the remedy settlement for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program, the Postal Service is expected to be mailing settlement payments to previously identified eligible individuals by the end of January 2019. 

    In a December 8, 2016 decision, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) when they assigned injured workers to perform Clerk Craft work at Sales Retention Team sites without first assigning the work to the Clerk Craft and posting the duty assignments for bid. As part of the arbitrator’s ruling, the parties agreed to a $36 million remedy settlement on January 12, 2018. 

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    President Dimondstein Defends Public Postal Services on NPR's 1A Program

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    By Apwu133,
    Web News Article #: 117-2108

    President Dimondstein went on National Public Radio's popular 1A show on Dec. 11 to discuss the importance of public postal services. To listen to the story click here

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