Sisters and Brothers,
As you all know we extended negotiations until midnight tonight (Oct 20th) after we were unable to achieve a negotiated settlement midnight Sept. 20th.
The APWU and Postal management have again agreed to extend negotiations for an additional 30 days. We have a series of meetings set up with the postal service over the next few weeks and of course will keep all posted if there are any significant developments.
Shortly we will publish a website article and I will be leaving an updated phone message.
Mark Dimondstein, President
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
National Director of Industrial Relations Vance Zimmerman asked that we forward the link attached to this message to all PSEs. Based on the response given National may reach out to see if the PSE employee is willing to testify in National Arbitration on the Contract in the event we go to arbitration. Please forward the text to any PSE whose number you may have.
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(This news was originated from the National Website, on October 16, 2018, WEB NEWS ARTICLE #: 96-2018)
This morning the APWU became aware that the Postal Service identified a computer glitch with the payroll system that will affect nearly 90,000 APWU represented bargaining unit employees. The APWU immediately contacted the USPS about the issue and will continue to monitor the situation until it is corrected. The discrepancies in pay for employees is for pay period 21 2018 (September 29-October 12, 2018, pay date October 19, 2018). Employees should review their pay stubs for pay period 21 and verify if there is any missing pay.
Additional information will be reported when it is available.