American Postal Workers Union

Madison Wisconsin Area Local 241

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Chris Degeyter, President

Doug Meyer, Vice President

Mary Goldade, Secretary

Ken Whiteash, Treasurer

Bret Wersland, Clerk Craft Director

Chase Stelling, Maintenance Director

Tim Will, Motor Vehicle Director


Sarah Spafford

Joann Scheidegger

Dawn Raasch


Elizabeth White

Safety & Health

Evan Elkins, Director


Contact Chris here !


The next membership meetings are scheduled for


Thursday April 21, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Thursday May 26, 2022 at 9 a.m.

(changed from May 25)

Thursday June 30 at 1 p.m.

No membership meetings July, August, December.


Dream Lanes will be open. See you there.


- New terms of office begin April 1st, 2022 -


All membership meetings are held at

Dream Lanes 13 Atlas Ct. Madison WI 53714

unless otherwise stated.



As of February 25 2021,

Portage and Endeavor

have merged with the Madison Wisconsin Area Local.



Contract update




Length of Contract

  • Three Years: September 21, 2018 to September 20, 2021

Career Employee General Wage Increases

  • Three annual general wage increases totaling 3.4% over the life of the Agreement.
  • 1.3% effective November 24, 2018 (Retroactive)
  • 1.1% effective November 23, 2019 (Retroactive)
  • 1% effective November 21, 2020

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

Semiannual COLAs for career employees will continue under the current formula. Management pushed, but failed, to convert COLAs into one-time lump-sum payments.

  • $624 or $.30/hour COLA will be applied retroactive to August 31, 2019
  • $166 or $.08/hour COLA will be applied retroactive to February 29, 2020
  • Future COLAs will be applied in September 2020, March 2021 and September 2021
  • COLAs to date add $790 annually or $0.38 per hour to base pay.

Increased Compensation – General Wage plus COLA Increases

Adding the 3.4% in General Wage Increases plus the known COLAs, compensation for a level 6 Step O employee will increase $2,855 over the life of the Agreement. With three additional COLA increases, the total increases over the life of the Agreement will likely come to $3,600 annually, an increase of about $1.75 per hour. In addition, those not yet at the top step of the lower career wage scale will gain new step increases with each Step representing an approximate $.50/hour raise.

Step Increases

APWU argued for the return of higher steps to the lower tier schedule. In response, Arbitrator Goldberg narrowed the gap in the two-tier career pay schedules by adding additional top steps in Grades 5-8 for employees hired after May 23, 2011 (There is no lower tier for Grades 9 and above).

  • Grade 5: One additional top Step Increase (Step K).
  • Grade 6-7: Two additional top Step Increases (Steps K & L).
  • Grade 8: Two additional Step Increases (Steps L & M).
  • Depending on Grade, each additional step increase approximates $1,000 per year based on full-time straight-time hours of work.

PSE Wage Increases

Since PSEs do not receive COLAs, they receive larger annual general increases:

  • 2.3% effective November 24, 2018 (retroactive)
  • 2.1% effective November 23, 2019 (retroactive)
  • 2.0% effective November 21, 2020

PSEs will receive an additional forty cents per hour raise as follows:

  • $.20 per hour effective May 23, 2020, and
  • $.20 per hour effective May 22, 2021.

Over the life of the Agreement a Level 6 PSE pay will rise from the $17.19 to $18.69 per hour.

No Lay-off & Job Security Protections

  • The no lay-off protections of Article 6 for career employees with more than six years of service remain unchanged. Management argued for increasing the six years to 15 years for current employees with no protection for future hires.
  • In addition, no lay-off protection is extended for the life of the Agreement to all career employees on the rolls as of the date of this Award who have not yet qualified for protection under the six-year rule.
  • A ban on subcontracting of any existing PVS driving work during the life of the contract.
  • No employee can be excessed out of an installation beyond a 50-mile radius.