NPMHU, APWU and USPS Reach Agreement to Update RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures

We are pleased to provide a linked copy of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding – executed earlier today by the NPMHU, the American Postal Workers Union, and the U.S. Postal Service – that updates the RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures that were originally signed in 1992. The parties have been negotiating and discussing the terms of…

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APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process

Web News Article #: 62-2018 06/26/2018 – After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers. In a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding, the APWU improved…

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NPMHU: MHAs Receive Wage Increase of 20 cents per hour

In accordance with Article 9.7 of the 2016 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the Postal Service, all Mail Handler Assistants will receive an hourly wage increase of $0.20 per hour effective on Saturday, May 26, 2018. This increase is in addition to the general wage increase of 2.3% that will be effective in approximately…

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NPMHU Meets with Presidential Task Force During 120 Day Study of USPS

The Trump Administration issued an Executive Order creating a task force charged with evaluating the operations and finances of the U.S. Postal Service, covering topics like pricing, USPS policies, and workforce costs. Specifically, the Task Force is being chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designee, and other members include the Director of…

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APWU: National Dispute Settlement Protects Intervening Party Rights

Web News Article #: 120-2017 12/11/2017 – An APWU advocate was notified two days before a Mail Handler hearing on a dispute regarding scanning duties. The advocate did not have the proper time to prepare for the case as an intervener, as such they requested a continuance and the request was denied. The case and…

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USPS OIG: Small Package Sorting System Performance

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the throughput and productivity performance of the U.S. Postal Service’s 33 deployed Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines. Since 2015, the Postal Service has deployed 33 SPSS machines costing over $141 million. The SPSS machine was designed to provide automated package sorting capability, alleviate existing processing capacity shortfalls, and…

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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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