APWU says retroactive pay increase due in checks this month

The American Postal Workers Union told members that a retroactive pay increase resulting from its new contract will be paid to employees Nov. 18.

An interest arbitration award in July that established the terms for the union’s 2015-2018 collective bargaining agreement included a retroactive pay increase effective Nov. 14, 2015.

The U.S. Postal Service started paying the new rates ordered by the arbitration award on Aug. 6, 2016, but the retroactive pay for all APWU-represented employees for the period from Nov. 16, 2015, through Aug. 5, 2016, will be reflected in their Nov. 18 paychecks, APWU said.

The union said that rate changes for all paid hours—including annual and sick leave, the Sunday premium, overtime and others—will be reflected in the retroactive payments.

Retirees and other separated employees who worked any hours during the period in question also will receive retroactive payments, APWU said.

The union also noted that the second general wage increase under its contract becomes effective Nov. 26, and will be reflected in Dec. 18 paychecks. Career employees will get a 1.3 percent pay increase, and postal support employees—who do not get a cost-of-living increase—will receive a  2.3 percent pay hike.

Reader comments

Sun, Dec 4, 2016

Does anybody know what the misc. deductions of around $150.00 would be for?

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

I am on total workers comp am I entitled to this extra check

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 Chris Brooklyn NY

I just checked ePayroll for my paycheck dated 11/18; it's not there.

Tue, Nov 15, 2016

I checked mine also and there is no retroactive pay but it appears on everyone else's in my office. Does anyone have any idea as to why?

Sun, Nov 13, 2016 Sean

Just checked payroll. I didn't see the back pay. It should be a separate check.

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