NPMHU and USPS Finalize Contract Interpretation Manual

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 are in agreement…

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NPMHU Secures Delay of Proposed Involuntary Reassignments

Mail Handler Update – July 14, 2017 USPS management continues to implement its ill-conceived plans to realign its work force. Their plans involve massive bid reversions and job abolishments in almost every mail processing facility throughout the country. In most cases, management is basing its staffing needs on the flawed Function 1 Scheduler that the…

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OIG Report: Cost Segment 3 – Clerks and Mail Handlers

Background The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the U.S. Postal Service to file an Annual Compliance Report (ACR) with the Postal Regulatory Commission within 90 days of the end of each fiscal year. The report analyzes cost, revenue, rates, and quality of service for all products. Further, it reports whether revenue for…

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USPS: Tray label system to get upgrade

USPS is improving the system it uses to produce and assign tray and sack labels. The system, Web Automated Tray Label Assignment System version 3.0 (WebATLAS3), will now feature a more user-friendly interface. The improved system will be available to employees who use ACE workstations and plant kiosks to create and print 24-digit Intelligent Mail…

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NPMHU and USPS reach tentative agreement on 2016 National Agreement

On December 16, 2016, the NPMHU and the Postal Service announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to establish the terms of their 2016 National Agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by a majority vote of the Union’s membership. The balloting process will begin no later than early January, with a 30-day period…

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APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award: Hundreds of SPSS Clerk Craft Jobs Preserved

Web News Article #: 250-2016 12/09/2016 – The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machines were installed, the Postal…

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NPMHU President Hogrogian Comments on Election Results

November 10, 2016 Tuesday’s election defied expectations and set historical precedents. The results were disappointing, but we recognize democracy in action, and look for ways to move forward. In August at our National Convention, the delegates endorsed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. Not only was she on the side of labor, but she…

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