On December 21, 2018 the National APWU President Mark Diamondstein announced the APWU and USPS had reached Impasse in the negotiations of a National Contract. This means the parties will begin the mediation process and prepare for National Interest Arbitration to create the next Agreement. In the meantime, the present Contract remains in full effect. Please keep wearing your APWU swag in support of the efforts to achieve and Contract. It is expected sometime late summer early fall for a Contract.