On 4 September 2019, instead of making submissions before the hearing, the parties presented lengthy and informative opening and exhibition statements outlining what each considered to be the main points of contention and how the panel should decide these issues. Between September 4 and November 15, 2019, the panel held thirteen trial days in Washington, D.C., during which both sides presented numerous witnesses and exhibits. The transcript of the testimonies is more than 2500 pages long and is completed by written testimonies, presentations by lawyers and more than 240 exhibitions. The pleadings were filed at the end of the hearing on 16 December 2019. If you still can`t find what you`re looking for, please email communications@apwu.org. President Dimondstein`s video update to our new collective agreement (union contract). “No interest rate demarcation procedure is ever entirely favorable to either party,” said Mark Dimondstein, APWU President. “But we have achieved a number of our key goals, including retroactive annual salary increases, maintaining full (and retroactive) COLA, narrowing the gap between lower and upper career pay scales, transforming thousands of HCPs, and maintaining enormous job security. We should all be proud to be united!¬†Over the life of the agreement, the salary of the Pes Level 6 will increase from USD 17.19 to USD 18.69 per hour. “We understand how important it is to put your full union contract in the hands of local unions, government organizations and members as quickly as possible,” said Mark Dimondstein, APWU President.

“I want to congratulate the Director of Industrial Relations, Vance Zimmerman, and his team for working 24 hours a day since we received the award to get our hands on the entire product in record time.” The parties agree to extend the time limits for appealing and discussing deadlocks and to set the following timeline for the local implementation period if any of the parties wishes to open discussions: improving USPS payments of PSE health insurance premiums obtained in a Claims Plan of June 13, 2018 will be included in the collective agreement. In particular, the Postal Service will make a bi-annual contribution equivalent to 65% of the total premium of the USPS non-care health care plan for self-coverage, one or the family during the first year of employment of the PSE. And then, 75% of the total premium for itself plus one or one family coverage. Fehb health plans and benefits remain in effect for career employees. 1968-1970 Agreement between the US Post Office Dept and 7 postal unions Just three days after Arbitrator Goldberg awarded his mandatory interest arbitration award for the new union contract 2018-2021, the national APWU looks forward to being able to distribute the entire contract with all corresponding contract updates for use by executives, delegates and members. . . .