Unions Prevail in National Level Decision on Voting Rights

In a decision issued on June 21, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das, concluded that postal employees including mail handlers are entitled to administrative leave (voting) under ELM 519.32 when they participate in presidential caucuses. The case was filed by the NALC, and the NPMHU and the APWU intervened. Notably, fifteen states and several territories held party…

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Acts of God, Civil Disorder and the USPS

Philadelphia P&DC Plant Manager Judy “The Heretic” Herrick recently issued an edict to all employees – Craft and EAS alike (see: Bizarre Memo on Postal Attendance Concerning Philadelphia Papal Visit). Because of security concerns, the City of Philadelphia and the United States Secret Service are expecting major impacts to vehicular access in and around the…

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Bizarre Memo on Postal Attendance Concerning Philadelphia Papal Visit

Apparently, a Papal Visit trumps the collective bargaining agreements of all unions as it relates to seniority, requests for leave and basic employee privacy. The following is a reprint of the memo posted at employee entrances at the Philadelphia P&DC on August 19, 2015 (the picture below is a bit blurred) Date: August 19, 2015…

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Video: USPS investigating payroll discrepancies at San Antonio’s Arsenal branch post office

By Barry Davis – April 23, 2015 The United States Postal Service confirmed to Eyewitness News it has an “ongoing internal investigation” at its Arsenal branch post office in San Antonio, involving payroll discrepancies. A spokesperson for the service would not give any other statement but the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers…

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