APWU: Clerk Seniority List Issues – Logistics Reorganization

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Subject: FW: High Importance-Clerk Seniority List Issues – Logistics Reorganization-General Expeditors, Ramp Clerks, and Dock Clerks Importance: High I am sending this document to the field again. It is very important that everyone read and retain these very important documents as they are self-explanatory.

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APWU: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 Subject: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19 Please see the attached extension on the probationary language through August 6, 2021. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Extension on the…

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NPMHU-USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM) Version 5 Now Available

June 8, 2021 As provided for in Article 15, Section .3E of the National Agreement between the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the United States Postal Service, both parties have agreed to jointly produce a Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), which represents a good faith effort to identify contractual issues on which the National parties…

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USPS: Help available when shipping cremated remains

The Postal Service wants employees to remind customers of the many resources available when they ship cremated remains through the mail. Customers who use their own packaging must follow the guidelines detailed in Publication 139, How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains, available on usps.com. The publication provides general instructions, packaging information and Label 139…

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APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – June 13, 2021

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU In this issue: Chapter Activity APWU COPA Danger-Danger-Danger (An Editorial) Pittsburgh Retiree Record – June 13, 2021

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NALC Postal Reform Explanation Leaves Questions Unanswered About Health Care Provisions

What the NALC still doesn’t explain is will the benefits for the retirees in the postal-only FEHB plans be exactly the same as in the non-postal FEHB plans? Will they stay the same in the future? That seems unlikely. Currently, FEHB plans return the savings they get from retirees having Medicare A and B primary…

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NPMHU and USPS Agree to Extend COVID Memorandums

June 3, 2021 The following Memoranda of Understanding between the United States Postal Service and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have been extended through August 6, 2021. The parties agree to meet and discuss these Memoranda of Understanding prior to August 6, 2021, to determine whether or not further extension is appropriate. Re: Temporary…

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USPS Sees Across-the-Board Delivery Improvements as Recovery from Pandemic Continues

Delivery of First-Class Mail, Marketing Mail and Periodicals showed improvement in May as Postal Service operations continue to recover from challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Compared with fiscal year 2021’s second quarter (Jan. 1-March 31), May’s numbers showed: • A 9.5 percentage point improvement in First-Class Mail deliveries, with 87.6 percent being delivered…

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