Monday, January 31, 2011

The new postmaster general speaks out

The new postmaster general speaks out



Negotiations are underway with two of your largest unions. There are some concerns with "excessing" - moving people to new positions or to a new town. You've said that one of the biggest concerns to the whole program that there's a big fear about change. Talk a little bit about how you're trying to allay those fears.


Reference Source: washingtonpost.com



Tags: APWU Contract Negotiations

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Other union contract negotiations in the news

UPS and aircraft mechanics agree on contract



The agreement includes “an industry-best” top wage rate, retroactive pay, continued free health benefits, and “company concessions that will bring vendor work in-house,” the international said in a statement.


Reference Source: Labor Contract News



Tags: contracts with free health benefits

Friday, January 28, 2011

APWU Negotiations Continue

With Slow Progress, Contract Talks Continue



One of the union’s top priorities is to regain duties that have been contracted out or given to supervisory personnel. “The proposals we have submitted to achieve these objectives also would benefit the Postal Service,” Guffey said. “They would reduce USPS costs, because our members can perform the work more efficiently and at a lower cost.”


Reference Source: www.apwu.org



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Monday, January 10, 2011

A little union humor...

Kramer is still on strike! Watch the Kramer 'Scab' clip



Kramer is still on strike in this episode and he calls for a walkout on the Bagel Shop. Unfortunately Elaine fails to support him by not walking out with him. In turn, Kramer calls Elaine a scab.




Reference Source: Labor Contract News



Tags: Labor Contract Humor

APWU Contract Negotiations Update

Despite Mounting Frustration, Contract Talks Continue



"... members of the union’s negotiating team held discussions with their management counterparts on Jan. 6 and 7. ..."


Reference Source: www.apwu.org



Tags: APWU Contract Update

Monday, January 3, 2011

APWU Union Contract Negotiation News

Union Frustrated by Lack of Progress in Contract Talks



"... The union president and other members of the APWU negotiating team plan to update members of the Rank and File Committee on the status of negotiations on Jan. 4. The committee is expected to remain in Washington through Jan. 6. ..."


Reference Source: www.apwu.org



Tags: APWU Contract Negotiation News