APWU Opposes Management Plans to Reinstitute Plant Consolidations and Closures

April 27, 2021 On Tuesday April 27, 2021 postal management informed the APWU of management’s intent to pursue consolidations and operational mail moves in 18 facilities nationwide. These proposed changes are taking place in the context of the Postal Service’s 10-year plan and proposed network and operational changes. The 18 facilities listed are among the…

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NPMHU: USPS Challenge to National Arbitration Decision on Hatch Act and LWOP is Dismissed

April 26, 2021 Back in August 2018, we circulated a copy of the National Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg on August 6, 2018 in a case concerning the use of Union LWOP for political activities under the National Agreement. The matter was heard in June 2018, briefed in July 2018, and decided in…

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PMG and Leadership of Unions, Management Associations Form Joint Task Force on Service Performance

March 23, 2021 The following Joint Statement was issued by: Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy Fred Rolando, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Paul Hogrogian, National President of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union Daniel Heins, National President of the United Postmasters and Managers of America Mark Dimondstein, President, American…

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USPS: Dock Employees Supervision Change Notice to APWU, NPMHU

Dear Mark, This is in further reference to he Postal Service’s previous correspondence (copies enclosed), concerning the implementation of a new organizational structure that separates Logistics from Mail Processing and Maintenance. The most recent notice was dated January 8. As previously informed, all Expeditors and Ramp Clerks will report to a designated Logistics management official….

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USPS Eastern Area: All crafts on withholding for Excessing of Maintenance Employees

The Eastern Area has placed a withholding on all crafts for Excessing of Maintenance Employees from the Philadelphia and Norristown TriCounty Pennsylvania offices. USPS Notification – Philadelphia P&DC “Eastern Area is implementing the withholding provisions of Article 12.5 (B)(2) for all full-time regular Level 10 and below Maintenance Craft positions, all Level 7 and below…

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APWU: New MOUs on Annual Leave Carryover and Exchange

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Date: 9/3/20 To: APWU Officers Subject: New MOUs on Annual Leave Carryover and Exchange Please see the attached MOUs regarding maximum Annual Leave carryover and Annual Leave Exchange negotiated by President Dimondstein and Doug Tulino. MOUs are attached for all units (APWU, IT/AS, and NPPN). Please Disseminate Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations…

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NALC: Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

National Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his award in a national interpretive dispute involving the memorandum of understanding regarding the consolidation of NALC pay levels. The memorandum, which went into effect on November 24, 2018, elevated all Grade 1 letter carriers to the former Grade 2. Arbitrator Das recognized that the memorandum “provided Carriers with…

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USPS: 2019 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Announced

As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-19, Week 2 (November 30, 2019) and ends Pay Period 01-20, Week 1 (December…

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