From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Subject: USPS notification on the rewrite of the entire Chapter 7 of the ELM – Training and Development
To all APWU family,
On December 21, 2020 the APWU received notification the USPS intended to rewrite in its entirety Chapter Seven (7) of the Employee Labor Relations Manual (ELM): Training and Development. A meeting was requested, scheduled and cancelled by postal management. The Union requested a meeting on 1/19/21. The meeting was then scheduled for 1/25/21. Postal management then requested that questions be provided prior to the meeting. The Union replied in an email dated 1/21/21 requesting the identification of the changes and the reasons therefore. The meeting was therefore cancelled by Mera Cole on 1/22/21.
After some more back and forth, and the failure of management to provide the requested documentation , it was decided to file the attached disputes. Please find copies of the Article 15 dispute and the Article 19 appeal to arbitration.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me or Terry Martinez, as we are the assigned case officers.
Please share with your state and local leaders.
Assistant Clerk Craft Director
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005