USPS defenses against OSHA citation rejected

By Gloria Gonzalez – February 28, 2019 An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has rejected two defenses put forth by the U.S. Postal Service to a citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Feb. 26, 2018, OSHA issued a one-item, other-than-serious citation to USPS alleging…

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Join Us on April 15 for the APWU’s Tax Day of Action!

03/29/2019 – On Apr. 15, postal workers are letting the public know that the Postal Service operates with NO tax dollars. Contact your local or state officers to find out how you can participate! If there isn’t a Tax Day event in your area, do a digital action by sharing a social media post by…

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Postal Employees and Retirees See Threats to Pay and Benefits in White House Budget

03/29/2019 – The White House released its plans for the fiscal year 2020 budget this month. It once again attacks workers, calling for deep cuts to salaries, retirement and health benefits. It also echoes parts of the Postal Task Force December 2018 report that calls for the elimination of union negotiated collective bargaining rights over…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14–20, 2019 Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week* is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a…

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USPS Reissues Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Effective March 14, 2019, the Postal Service™ reissued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-14-2019-1, Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. In accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Management Directive 715, the policy will be updated annually and prominently posted in the following locations: All personnel offices; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices; On the agency’s internal…

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NLRB General Counsel Issues Clarification Memo on Duty of Fair Representation

On March 26, 2019, the NLRB General Counsel issued more instructions regarding a union’s Section 8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation. Local unions need to be careful. “In circumstances where a union has lost track or forgotten about a grievance, ‘mere negligence’ ordinarily will not excuse the union unless it can show that it was following…

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Customer and employee rights when USPS solicits changes to mode of mail delivery

NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of mail delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery. This page contains the latest information detailing the rights of both postal customers and letter carriers, and we have created a…

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