Union, Management Agree to Local Implementation Timeline

In the wake of the arbitration award on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the APWU and USPS have agreed to a timeline for local negotiations, Director of Industrial Vance Zimmerman announced.

Local unions or management can open bargaining over changes to local agreements, in accordance with the schedule outlined in the March 11 Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]:

  • Written notice of intent to negotiate by must be provided not later than May 24, 2020.
  • Negotiations occur for 30 consecutive days within a 60-day period, commencing on May 10, 2020, and ending July 9, 2020.
  • Initial proposals must be exchanged within the first 21 days of the 30 consecutive-day period.
  • All negotiations end July 9, 2020.
  • Appeals to impasse must be filed not later than July 30, 2020.
    • APWU appeals must be sent to Labor Relations Service Center.
    • USPS appeals must be to the APWU Regional Coordinator.
  • APWU Region/USPS area impasse discussions end September 22, 2020.
  • Appeals to arbitration must be filed no later than October 13, 2020.