Tuesday, August 24, 2010

APWU Preparing for Negotiations

APWU Preparing for Negotiations

Here is an update from the APWU National Convention relating to the upcoming 2010 contract negotiations. The following is an excerpt from President Burrus:
Preparing for Negotiations

Burrus reminded delegates that the next round of contract negotiations is set to begin just days after the conclusion of the convention, and said the union’s goals are to restrict excessing, gain access to information from the Postal Service without cost, win more opportunities for upward mobility, limit subcontracting, and increase wages.

While 2010 bargaining will be difficult, Burrus assured delegates that the union expects to achieve more gains in these negotiations.

“We expect a contract that adequately rewards members for maintaining the best postal system in the world.”

Reference Source: http://www.apwu.org/news/nsb/2010/nsb-conv-2010-1-080824.htm


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Major Mailers Make Billions, But Demand Postal Worker Pay Cuts

Major Mailers Make Billions,
But Demand Postal Worker Pay Cuts

In their ongoing effort to shift wealth to the richest Americans, conservatives continually attack the pay and benefits earned by average workers. Over the past 20 years, the transfer of wealth has been dramatic. Despite significant increases in productivity, workers’ real wages have declined, while salaries, bonuses, dividends and “golden parachutes” for executives have skyrocketed.

Reference Source: www.apwu.org