This post was originally from 2015 but has been updated to reflect the NEW PSE Reference Chart:
One of the major problems regarding PSEs is answering the question, “Where is it written?” This question is asked by members, stewards, officers, management, and even arbitrators. Unfortunately, “where it’s written” is spread throughout various sources, including the articles listed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the appendixes and addendums at the back of the book, various Memorandums of Understanding, settlements, Questions & Answers that were developed after ratification of the contract, e-mails, the Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM), handbooks, manuals, and arbitration awards.
As a result, the Industrial Relations Department has developed a PSE Reference Chart (updated August 2017) to provide stewards and officers a quick guide regarding PSE issues. The chart also shows how PSE issues affect the various crafts. The PSE chart is current through Oct. 11, 2014, and is posted in the Industrial Relations section of the APWU website, under “Shortcuts” and “Steward’s Corner.” Obviously, updates will be needed in the future, but for now it provides stewards and officers quick answers to the question, “Where is it written?”
– By Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon, Sr.