Arbitrator Sustains APWU’s Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work

December 2, 2020 On December 1, 2020, Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued a decision confirming Clerk Craft jurisdiction over operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machine. The Award soundly rejects arguments made by the Mail Handlers Union which claimed that Mail Handlers should be assigned all the work on the machines. The Postal…

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NPMHU Prevails in National Arbitration Regarding MHA Discipline

We are extremely pleased to announce that the NPMHU has prevailed in its National Arbitration against the Postal Service over whether the Postal Service may consider or rely upon discipline issued to an MHA if that employee is later being disciplined after he or she has been converted to career. The key conclusion of Arbitrator…

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Temporary Holiday Supervisors Violated CBA

Via Sam Wood, President – Southwest Florida Area Local / APWU This is an excellent Award by Arbitrator Morris in this Fort Myers case. APWU Advocate Jim DeMauro did an outstanding job in arbitrating this case. Our local’s witnesses (Dan Gray & Dave Grant) assisted in this important win. I am sure this case can…

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APWU / NLRB Settlement on AOI Arbitration Award payments

Web News Article #: 252-2016 – December 14, 2016 Source: APWU See: NLRB Orders Postal Union to Pay Back Members Related: APWU to answer labor charges of $1 million being withheld from AOI Settlement  

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APWU: Landmark Arbitration Decision Upholding Craft Assignments and Job Posting Rights

Web News Article #: 251-2016 12/12/2016 – Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued a decision on Dec. 8, 2016, holding that the Postal Service violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it failed to assign Sales Retention Team (SRT) center work to the Clerk Craft and post the positions for bid. In October 2012, the USPS set up…

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APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award: Hundreds of SPSS Clerk Craft Jobs Preserved

Web News Article #: 250-2016 12/09/2016 – The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machines were installed, the Postal…

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‘Right to Work’ Foundation-Backed Employees Force Postal Union Bosses to Disgorge $1 Million Diverted from Backpay Award

*Site Administrator’s Note: The web site where the following article is shared from is anti-union. The information and related links are provided for informational purposes and in the interest of greater transparency. Washington, DC (Nov 22, 2016) In a significant victory for workers, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has chosen to avoid going to trial and…

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