National convention

Moratorium on grievances will come into effect due to National Convention

The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary action and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from August 8 to August 22, 2022, due to the biennial convention of APWU 2022, Director of Industrial Relations Charlie Cash announced. The period extends over 15 days in total.

According to the agreement, for all grievances and appeals to arbitration, the deadline for filing and/or appealing will be extended by a period of 15 days beyond those specified in the national agreement. In addition, suspensions that would otherwise be served because no grievance has been filed within 14 days or because no appeal has been filed to the next step in the grievance arbitration process will be carried over from the 15-day extension period. Additionally, no arbitration will be scheduled between August 8 and August 22, 2022. The Postal Service also agreed via email that the moratorium would also apply to the Nurses, IT/AS, and HRSSC agreements.

The events surrounding the national convention also conflict with the memorandum of understanding regarding local implementation deadlines with respect to calls for deadlock. The parties also agreed to extend the dates for the deadlocked appeal proceedings. A copy of this agreement can be found here. Please note that the dates related to the opening of trading and the trading window remain unchanged.

2022 National Convention Grievance Moratorium | American Union of Postal Workers (

Email Agreement Nurses, TI/AS, HRSSC 2022 National Convention Moratorium | American Union of Postal Workers (

2022 Local Implementation Deadlock Call Extension | American Union of Postal Workers (