There is so much information being released on a daily basis. The APWU National Union has an area on the web site for this infomation https://www.apwu.org/coronavirus
OWCP has updated information on the Covid-19 exposure. Please check out this link. If a person works in high risk employment that is suffecient to show exposure. https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/InfoFECACoverageCoronavirus.htm
The Postal Service Lite Blue also has information https://liteblue.usps.gov/lite-blue/covid19/welcome.htm
Need assistance, contact EAP https://usps.ndbh.com/EAP
APWU Health Plan is providing enhanced benefits as it relates to COVID-19, click on link
AFL-CIO has a state by state resource guide, just click here https://aflcio.org/covid-19/state-resources
Anthony "Tony" Wilson, General President
June 16, 2020
3521 Mulberry Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
Executive Board to meet after Meeting
(Any decision on cancelling the June meeting will be based on the Governor's Executive Order at that time and our ability to safely hold a meeting based on the Order)
The Election Committee has agreed that any person who joined the union as of May 1, 2020 but was not accepted as a member due to the lack of union meetings, will be considered a member for the purpose of voting in the elction.
Ballots for the Charlotte Area Local Election of Officers will be mailed at least 21 days prior to July 17, 2020. Ballots will be mailed to the address you have on file with the USPS on LiteBlue.
If the address you have on file with the USPS as an employee is wrong, you must email email@example.com to ensure you receive a timely ballot.
Please include your name, craft and new mailing address and a ballot will be mailed to that address.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” – Calvin Coolidge
The APWU is continuing to make every effort ensure the safety of APWU represented employees. Part of these efforts now include the implementation of employee temperature screening. The screening equipment will first be tested at two (2) locations--Merrifield, VA, and Oklahoma City, OK-for two (2) weeks.Download: Temperature Test_Communication Plan FINAL_5.13.20 (006).pdf
After the equipment testing at these two facilities, a minimum of two (2) pilot sites will begin implementing temperature screenings. We are pushing for more pilot sites as well.
The addition of employee temperature screenings will continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the USPS, keep you safe, and help protect your families after you leave work. We ask that all employees continue to practice social distancing, wearing face coverings in the workplace and public, and practicing good hand washing.
As more information comes to us, we will release it to the field to keep you informed on this new safety protocol.
Industrial Relations Director
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
Retroactive Payments from 2018-2021 CBA
Retroactive payments for the pay increases under the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, have been scheduled for pay period 18-2020, paycheck dated September 4, 2020 – barring any issues or unexpected systems changes.
Employees began receiving pay at the current rates in pay period 09-2020, effective April 11, 2020. Retro payments for the National Agreement will cover the period from November 24, 2018 through April 10, 2020.
Under the terms of the 2018-2020 National Agreement, employees will receive four retroactive pay increases:
- 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (2.3% for PSEs);
- $624 or $0.30/hour COLA retroactive to August 31, 2019 for career employees;
- 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (2.1% for PSEs);
- $166 or $0.08/hour COLA retroactive to February 29, 2020 for career employees.