Tuesday, November 30, 2010

APWU Contract Negotiations Update

Contract talks continue

The APWU contract negotiations deadline is December 1, 2010. Contract talks continued this today. The Postal Service extended the timeframe for bidding under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Reference Source: APWU

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APWU Contract Negotiations Resume

The APWU reports that contract negotiations resumed on November 29, 2010, after the Thanksgiving Holiday. The negotiations conversation focused on returning subcontracted work to postal employees, as well as discussing issues related to workforce structure, and pay and benefits.

Reference Source: http://www.apwu.org/news/webart/2010/10-140-negotiations-update-101129.htm

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Monday, November 22, 2010

APWU says 'Operating Services Agreement Extended through Nov. 30"

Operating Services Agreement Extended through Nov. 30

The Operating Services contract is modeled on the national Collective Bargaining Agreement, and covers 90 postal employees working at USPS Headquarters in Washington, DC, and at a facility in nearby Merrifield, VA.

Reference Source: www.apwu.org


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Contract Extended to Nov. 23; Union, USPS to Continue Talks

Contract Extended to Nov. 23; Union, USPS to Continue Talks

"...“We do not have a new contract,” Guffey said, “but we believe there is still potential to negotiate an agreement. ..."

Reference Source: www.apwu.org

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Shouldn't we return worksharing to the Postal Service?

Shouldn't we return worksharing to the Postal Service?

the controversial issue of worksharing. Postal unions claim they can do it less expensively, while mailers want to continue the large discounts they receive

Reference Source: Mailing Industry News


Thursday, November 18, 2010

APWU Contract

Guffey: USPS Will Have to Do Better

At a morning bargaining session, management representatives re-hashed their previous oral statements, he said.

Reference Source: www.apwu.org

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Monday, November 15, 2010

USPS Answer: More job cuts?

More USPS red ink to lead to bloodletting

The announcement of impending job cuts comes as the Postal Service is in contract negotiations with two of its unions, with two more scheduled to be negotiated next year.

Reference Source: www.federalnewsradio.com

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APWU Negotiators Meet With Rank and File Committee

APWU Negotiators Meet With Rank and File Committee

“Until now, the Postal Service has not been serious about negotiating. We hope to change that,” Guffey said. It’s not unusual for bargaining to take on a sense of urgency only as the deadline nears, he noted.

Reference Source: www.apwu.org


Friday, November 12, 2010

Rep. Darrell Issa (R - CA) to Push for Postal Service Changes

Rep. Darrell Issa (R - CA) to Push for Postal Service Changes

Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican of California, who is set to become chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the next Congress, said on Friday that he would push for major changes at the Postal Service

Reference Source: nytimes.com


Contract Negotiations Update

Rank and File Bargaining Committee Scheduled to Arrive in Washington, DC

From the APWU site: The union’s Rank and File Bargaining Advisory Committee is scheduled to arrive in Washington, DC on Nov. 14 to be on hand in the event of late-breaking developments at the negotiating table.

With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire Nov. 20, union leaders remain optimistic about the possibility that an agreement can be reached.

“Final bargaining will be challenging,” said APWU President Cliff Guffey, “but the union is determined to negotiate a contract that benefits both the members of the APWU and the Postal Service.”

In accordance with the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, any tentative agreement between the union and management must be approved by a majority of the Rank and File Committee before it can be submitted to members for a ratification vote. Each member of the union’s National Executive Board names one person to the committee; a 14th member is appointed from the union’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force.

Committee members will be available around the clock to discuss proposals and any agreements reached between the union and the Postal Service.

Reference Source: www.apwu.org

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

USPS Management Proposes Wage Cuts

APWU President Burrus reports that management has proposed wage cuts. President Burrus states, "There is zero possibility that the union will agree to wage cuts."

Reference Source: USPS Wage, Benefit Proposal: An Insult to Postal Workers; Burrus Update #19-2010, Nov. 1, 2010