USPS: Dock Employees Supervision Change Notice to APWU, NPMHU

Dear Mark, This is in further reference to he Postal Service’s previous correspondence (copies enclosed), concerning the implementation of a new organizational structure that separates Logistics from Mail Processing and Maintenance. The most recent notice was dated January 8. As previously informed, all Expeditors and Ramp Clerks will report to a designated Logistics management official….

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NPMHU Negotiates MOU With USPS Converting 5,288 MHAs to Full-time Career Status

December 24, 2020 – Memorandum of Understanding Re Additional Mail Handler Staffing; Conversion of MHAs (pdf) Linked here, please find a new MOU just signed by the NPMHU and the Postal Service to provide for additional Mail Handler staffing, in large part by converting 5,288 Mail Handler Assistants to full-time regular career employment no later…

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NPMHU: USPS delivers Mandatory Stand-Up Talk re: Face covering and mask update

NPMHU News – December 16, 2020 According to the Postal Service, the requirement for employees to use face coverings or masks continues when social distancing of six (6) feet cannot be maintained in public, or in public-facing settings when required by state or local orders or directives. Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Postal Service…

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NPMHU: USPS reissues Essential Service Provider Letter to all employees and contractors

December 8, 2020 Please find linked below a copy of the above-referenced document from the Postal Service regarding the Essential Service Provider letter to all employees and contractors. Essential Service Provider Letter Law Enforcement Official: The bearer of this letter with an accompanying U.S. Postal Service identification badge provides essential services of the federal government….

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NPMHU Convention Postponed Until August 2022

Out of an abundance of caution, the 2020 NPMHU National Convention is once again being postponed. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Executive Board has concluded that this is the only responsible course of action. The Mail Handlers Union continues to prioritize the safety, health and well-being of delegates, guests, family, and staff….

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Arbitrator Sustains APWU’s Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work

December 2, 2020 On December 1, 2020, Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued a decision confirming Clerk Craft jurisdiction over operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machine. The Award soundly rejects arguments made by the Mail Handlers Union which claimed that Mail Handlers should be assigned all the work on the machines. The Postal…

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USPS Eastern Area: All crafts on withholding for Excessing of Maintenance Employees

The Eastern Area has placed a withholding on all crafts for Excessing of Maintenance Employees from the Philadelphia and Norristown TriCounty Pennsylvania offices. USPS Notification – Philadelphia P&DC “Eastern Area is implementing the withholding provisions of Article 12.5 (B)(2) for all full-time regular Level 10 and below Maintenance Craft positions, all Level 7 and below…

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