USPS Issues Craft Determination on the Universal Sorting System (USS)

In a letter dated July 12, 2019, the Postal Service issued its national craft determination for the USS or Universal Sorting System. The USS is currently in 8 postal facilities, with the Postal Service planning to add 15 more locations in the next year. The Postal Service has determined that “the primary craft operation of…

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NPMHU – USPS Contract Negotiations Begin

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union bargaining team met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service on June 27, 2019 to mark the official start of the collective bargaining process for a successor agreement to replace the 2019 National Agreement which is scheduled to expire on September 20, 2019. The NPMHU is committed to making…

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Two Recent NLRB Decisions of Note

Local 307, National Postal Mailhandlers Union (NPMHU) (07-CB-218938; 367 NLRB No. 144) Detroit, MI, June 4, 2019. The Board granted the General Counsel’s Motion for Default Judgment based on the Respondent’s failure to file an answer to the complaint. Finding no merit in the Respondent’s assertion that it was not properly served with the complaint,…

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NPMHU Releases Details on RI-399 Payments

May 06, 2019 As previously announced, the Update MOU on RI-399 that was signed by the NPMHU, the APWU, and the Postal Service in June 2018 included a monetary payment to individual Mail Handlers. Here are the details, except for the payment date, which is still to be determined. In order to be eligible for…

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NPMHU: RI-399 Update – Monetary Payment Criteria Finalized

On June 26, 2018, the NPMHU, the APWU and the United States Postal Service executed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (“Update MOU”) to update the RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures that were originally signed in 1992. With certain exceptions, the MOU effectively withdrew and administratively closed all cross-craft grievances that were pending in the RI- 399…

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APWU: Update on RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

03/02/2019 – As previously reported, in 2018 the APWU, the National Postal Mail Handlers’ Union (NPMHU), and the USPS reached a tripartite agreement updating the RI-399 work jurisdiction process. As part of the agreement on the update to the RI-399 process, all pending RI-399 grievances filed prior to September 1, 2017, were administratively closed with…

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RI-399 Update: “National APWU leadership screwed us over in this deal”

Oh Goody, the National APWU just informed us that the Mail Handlers (much smaller Union than the APWU) has received the same amount ($14.5 million) for selling out (I mean settling) the RI-399 cases. The APWU plans on splitting up the money to approximately 85,000 Clerk Craft employees. Before you get all excited, that’s approximately…

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