Latest COVID MOUs and Liberal Leave Policy Extensions
President Dimondstein signed extensions on the COVID MOUs today (March 19), through June 4, 2021. The liberal leave policy has also been extended (see letter below). He also signed extensions on the annual leave carryover, which will allow 520 hours to be carried into leave year 2022 and career employees can also sell up to 80 hours of leave for leave year 2022.
One MOU that was not extended–but was suspended–was the additional leave for PSEs. Under the new EFEL all employees could be paid up to 600 hours for COVID related absences.
The latest documents can be found below. They are also listed, together with the full archive of MOUs and other resources on the Covid-19 section of the website.
August 27, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for August 27, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
August 20, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for August 20, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
Sixth COLA Increase Announced
In accordance with the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective August 28, 2021.
The increase is the result of a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). It will appear in paychecks dated September 17, 2021 (Pay Period 19-2021). The value of the COLA for career employees in each step and grade will increase by $1,935.00 annually, and the hourly rates for part-time employees will be adjusted accordingly.
The COLAs are in addition to general wage increases. This is the sixth cost-of-living increase under the 2018 contract. The COLAs received so far during the 2018 National Agreement will total $3,349.00 per year.
In light of the fact that Postal Support Employees (PSEs) do not receive cost-of-living increases, they have received several additional increases beyond the general wage increases for all employees in the APWU bargaining unit under the 2018 contract.
APWU NBA Locke Secures $10M Lead Clerk TACS Settlement in California
It pays to be Union!! The California Area Local received the attached 10 Million Dollar settlement today. National Business Agent Chuck Locke secured the settlement for all Lead Clerks in the state of California. The best thing about this settlement it gives the Locals in the state of California opportunity to demand more Level 7 Jobs be created.
If your name did not appear on the list of lead clerks to be paid and you want to be added to the list, you will need to provide clear and convincing evidence that you are eligible. You need to have held a Lead Clerk bid between June 2018 and July 2021, you will need to fill out the attached form and send it to both Rosanna Trias Clerk Craft Secretary and cc Chuck Locke NBA at their email addresses listed below by December 1, 2021. Failure to send this form to both the people listed below, will disqualify you from eligibility.
Rosanna Trias, Clerk Craft Secretary Burlingame Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Locke, NBA at email@example.com
To download the full Settlement Agreement, click here.
August 9, 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice
The August 9, 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
July 28, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for July 28, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
July 8, 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice
The July 8, 2021 Clerk Craft Vacancy Notice has been posted on the Bid Postings page of this website.
July 01, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for July 01, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.
June 28, 2021 Clerk Craft Award Notice
Clerk Craft Award Notice for June 28, 2021 have been posted on the Bid Results page of this website.