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Monday, July 11, 2016

APWU Contract Arbitration Award: PSE's win decent wage increases and hourly wage increases

Arbitration Award Announced! We Have a New Union Contract!

"...'We have gained many positive results in these difficult times,' APWU President and lead negotiator Mark Dimondstein said. 'We, as a union, should be proud of the results. We made some real progress on most of our major goals. We gained an all-career workforce in our Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts. We secured real general wage increases. We preserved our COLA and no lay-off protections. We strengthened conversion opportunities for PSEs and improved PSE wages and benefits. We strengthened job security by limiting subcontracting, particularly in relation to MVS. We achieved a temporary moratorium on new plant closings and consolidations. We laid the basis for better protecting retail services and for expanding postal services. While we were unable to stop management’s demand that employees pay a greater share of health insurance premiums, we successfully fought back the main concessionary demands of postal management-- for increased percentages of non-career employees, a new tier of lower- paid career employees, the elimination of COLA and the weakening of our no layoff protection.'..."    


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

APWU/USPS Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon

Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon

"...The APWU expects a decision from Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg by mid-July, reports President Mark Dimondstein. “We had hoped to have a ruling by now, but Arbitrator Goldberg has informed the union and management that he is still working on his decision,” Dimondstein said..."    


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Friday, July 1, 2016

Transgender postal employees at center of controversy over restroom at Pittsburgh post office

Transgender postal employees at center of controversy over restroom at Pittsburgh post office

"...OSHA issued rules that mandate transgender employees be allowed to use restrooms associate with their declared gender. It says: 'a person who identifies as a man should be permitted to use the men’s restroom and a person who identifies as a woman should be permitted to use the women’s restroom.' None of the postal employees..."    


This Article is From: www.postal-reporter.com
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