APWU says retroactive pay increase due in checks this month
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Nov 02, 2016
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.