Please review the information regarding the Anthrax Global Settlement and the history of the grievances and court cases. I had to go to federal court to compel arbitration. The following link contains the history. These pages clearly demonstrate my ability to effectively communicate with the membership and my determination to provide quality representation regardless of the cost. http://trentonmetroarealocal.com/roadtravel.htm
There were many lawsuits and grievances filed. All grievances and court actions are resolved by this global settlement. The following is a link to the global anthrax settlement – see who’s name is next to John Dockins, yes – it is Bill Lewis. http://trentonmetroarealocal.com/anthraxsettle.htm
An agreement has been reached in the Anthrax Travel Grievance. On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 the parties finalized an agreement. This agreement is only for the employees of the Trenton P&DC who were displaced when the Trenton P&DC was closed due to Anthrax. This settlement is compensation for time traveled to temporary duty assignments outside the local commuting area.
The agreement provides for the members of the Trenton Local to be compensated 5,300,000.00 dollars. Payment will be in the December 15, 2006 paycheck.
Happy Holidays from the Trenton Local.
Before I get into specifics of the settlement I have a large list of Thank You’s. First, I would like to thank the membership of TMAL, the local executive board and stewards for being so supportive of me during the last 5 years, my very good friend, NBA Jeff Kehlert who deserves so much praise and gratitude from our local.
We must thank our legal team, Melinda Holmes, Esquire- APWU National Attorney and Mark Belland, Esquire our Local Attorney. Mark was the driving force behind us securing a final agreement in this matter.
I would like to thank the National President’s Conference for allowing us to present our story and the support generated from the presidents was invaluable. I must not forget the Postal news sites, Postal Employees Network, Postal Reporter, Postal Mag and 21st Century Postal Worker. These sites helped keep our mission alive and allowed the whole postal community to see what was happening in Trenton.
There were many lawsuits and grievances filed. All grievances and court actions are resolved by this global settlement. The following should help clarify the settlement and the allocations of the settlement funds.
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First Name: Bill
Last Name: Lewis
Union/Local: Trenton Metro Area Local #1020
Office held if any: President