2 thoughts on “Mail Box Retrieval Question

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU Fort Dodge, IA Local 317
    Since handbooks define BEM’s as working on the physical building, utilities that serve that building, and grounds, why would a BEM ever go pick up a mailbox? Handbook defines mail processing equipment as a wide array of equipment that sorts, stores, or otherwise provides customer service or access to mail. Thus, my reading of this means that mailbox work belongs on the mail processing side, which could be MM’s, MPE’s, AMT’s if in a area office, and even in our area, ET’s have gone out and pulled mailboxes.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Central New York Area Local (CNYAL)
    That’s something likely covered by your Local more than the CBA.

    In Binghamton we had an MM getting letter box mechanic clothing allowance who was the designated person to go out to get mailboxes. Under the negotiation that created that position, when the incumbent retired, the job would be replaced by a regular MM, which basically gave the work to the MMs.

    I’ve never seen it mandated that a BEM do it, and I’ve NEVER seen an MPE involved in recovering a mailbox, it’s far outside of their job description.

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