The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from August 8 through August 22, 2022, due to the 2022 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash has announced. The period spans a total of 15 days.
According to the agreement, for all grievances and appeals to arbitration, the time for filing and/or appeal will be extended for a period of 15 days beyond those specified in the National Agreement. In addition, suspensions that would otherwise be served because no grievance had been filed within 14 days or because no appeal had been filed to the next step of the grievance-arbitration procedure will be deferred for the 15-day extension period. Furthermore, no arbitrations will be scheduled between August 8 and August 22, 2022. The Postal Service also agreed via email that the moratorium would apply to the Nurses, IT/AS, and the HRSSC agreements as well.