USPS – tentative pay and conditions agreement reached with APWU

The US Postal Service (USPS) and its main union the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed a tentative three year collective bargaining agreement on pay and conditions. The agreement must now be passed to APWU members for final approval.

“This is great news! We have reached an agreement that protects the rights and interests of our members,” lead negotiator Mark Dimondstein said. “The tentative National Agreement contains annual wage increases, protection of full COLAs and no-layoff protections, new opportunities for career work, gains for part time flexibles and a host of other improvements.”

“I salute the entire bargaining committee for their outstanding and collective work,” continued President Dimondstein. “I was proud to serve on the National Negotiating Committee along with Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman, who served as chief spokesperson for the union, Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy, Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth “Liz” Powell, Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks, Maintenance Craft Director Idowu Balogun, Motor Vehicle Director Michael Foster and Support Services Director Steve Brooks. We appreciate the due diligence and hard work exhibited by the Rank & File Bargaining Advisory Committee. We also recognize and appreciate all the officers and staff for their important contributions to these negotiations. Congratulations to every member for Standing Union Strong, All Day Long!” 

“We look forward to the membership having an opportunity to vote on this tentative agreement that we believe offers significant improvements in the wages, hours and working conditions in all APWU crafts, as well as new opportunities for PTFs and PSEs,” Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman said. 

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