Postal talks extended again


A week-and-a-half after their old contract officially ended, the U.S. Postal Service and its largest union will keep talking a while longer in hopes of agreeing to a new one.

“We will be working late tonight and early tomorrow,” American Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey said in a web release this afternoon. The two sides will continue negotiations until they either reach an agreement or decide  that a deal is not possible, the release adds. In an e-mail, USPS spokesman Mark Saunders said only that “both parties have agreed to negotiate beyond today.”

This is the third extension of talks since the APWU’s previous four-year contract formally expired Nov. 20. The first extension ended Nov.23 while the second was set to expire today. The previous contract’s terms meanwhile remain in effect.


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  1. I beleive if the apwu was serios about resolving this contract, they would not have taken the to breaks force the postal reps to work through all of the weekends and holidays . they will give in they dont like the work either.

  2. It ain’t like it used to be, and never will be again. The unions are broken and the best they can do is attempt to maintain what was won in previous contracts.

    Most likely, a slow erosion of pay, benefits, etc. is going to take place. This contract WILL NOT go to an Arbitrator.

    The Union will, in the end, accept Managements best offer and ask that the members accept it; and they will.

    At work the union rep’s are singing the song “Baby, at least you got a job !” setting the stage for the announcement from above. “New Contract – crappy but all we could get you.”

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