Our current collective agreement (EU Treaty) first expired on 20 September 2018. The APWU and the U.S. Postal Service agreed to extend the negotiations until October 20, after which the parties further extended the negotiations until November 20. During this period, the APWU and the Postal Service held a series of negotiation meetings. The APWU believes that recent negotiations have been fruitful and that we have made progress towards a framework for an agreement. In this light […] APWU: Contract mediation begins on 10.06.2015 – representatives of the APWU and the USPS held an introductory meeting on June 9 with officials from the Federal Media Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to begin mediation on a new collective agreement. Mark Dimondstein, President of the APWU, Director of Industrial Relations Tony McKinnon and his staff met with fmcs Acting Director […] 28.05.2015 – Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States The postal service ended without agreement on 27 May. The USPS sank any prospect of agreement by insisting on severe cuts to wages and social benefits, while progress had been made on many non-economic issues, President Mark Dimondstein […] Following the arbitration decision on the new collective agreement, APWU and USPS have agreed on a timeline for local negotiations, industry director Vance Zimmerman announced. Local unions or management may open negotiations to amend local agreements in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding of 11 March [PDF]: written communication on the Memorandum of Understanding must take place no later than 24 May 2020. Negotiations take place for 30 consecutive days […] On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Vance Zimmerman, Director of Labour Relations, told the APWU National Executive Board that the APWU and USPS were too far apart and that further discussions would not result in a new collective agreement. The explanation effectively ends the mediation. “We invoked mediation to ensure that we follow all the ways to get a good contract for membership,” said President Dimondstein.
March 20, 2020 As officials elected by your union, we are fighting to stand up for APWU members and ensure that management protects our health and safety in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we received a Memorandum of Understanding that extends the deadline for Level 3 arbitration complaints and claims by 30 days beyond the limits set by the national agreement. DOWNLOAD THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING MoU on Stage 3 Time Extension and Arbitration Complaints Mark Dimondstein, President of the APWU, announced that the union and the postal service have agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective agreement by 30 days. Our current union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service covers the wages, hours and working conditions of 200,000 postal workers. . . .