APWU Contract Arbitration to Begin Feb. 17
Goldberg Selected as ‘Neutral Arbitrator’
The APWU seeks to win fair wage increases; protect cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs); defend the no-layoff clause; win improvements for Postal Support Employees (PSEs) and Part-Time Flexibles; secure more career jobs; redefine “full-time” so that it again guarantees a 40-hour work week; limit subcontracting, and win better service for our customers.
Management wants to gut the COLA for current workers and is seeking a new tier in the career workforce that would earn no COLAs; have virtually no protection against layoffs, and face a reduction in annual leave and sick leave. (The APWU currently has a three-tier workforce, consisting of pre-2010 career employees; post-2010 career employees – who earn lower pay than their pre-2010 counterparts – and post-2010 PSEs, who earn even lower pay and fewer benefits.)
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