In today’s Interest Arbitration session, USPS Management presented evidence on wages and benefits.
In the morning session, their main witness characterized USPS postal clerks as under-skilled and over-paid as they sought to justify their demands to expand the two-tier workforce, push down wages and abolish COLAs.
In the afternoon, a second management witness made similar arguments justifying reducing health care, leave and retirement benefits.
APWU will respond with further witnesses in the coming days to refute management’s arguments and highlight the valuable work carried out by skilled APWU members.
In the face of these attacks on our standard of living and commitment to providing high quality service to the US public, it is more important than ever that we show our solidarity. Wear your union gear and stickers and add the #GoodContractNOW Facebook profile frame to show your union pride.