APWU: Arbitrator Sharnoff Issues National-Level Award on ADUS Craft Jurisdiction

September 9, 2022 On September 1, 2022 Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued his latest national-level RI-399 award, this one concerning the Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS). The ADUS award was the last in a series of four RI-399 craft jurisdiction awards that the APWU, NPMHU (Mail Handlers Union) and the Postal Service had presented at…

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NPMHU: Arbitrator Brent Rules on Subcontracting of Kansas City Surface Transfer Center (STC)

The NPMHU won a great arbitration decision on the subcontracting of the Kansas City Surface Transfer Center (STC). PMG DeJoy has been busy contracting out our work to XPO Logistics, a company in which he owns substantial stock. August 23, 2022 The Employer’s argument that there was no significant impact on the bargaining unit because…

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APMU: Das 110 HCRs Noncompliance Award Issued

June 11, 2021 In August 2016, National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued an arbitration decision sustaining APWU’s case Q06-4Q-C 11182451. In November, the APWU invoked the arbitrator’s retained jurisdiction, complaining that the USPS had not insourced the 110 HCRs into PVS assignments within 6 months (February 2017) as the Award as ordered. On June 4, 2021,…

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Das Award upholds USPS position on Article 37 language

Excerpts: “This interpretive dispute was referred to the national level by the Postal Service. The dispute involves the meaning of the sentence: “Every effort will be made to create desirable duty assignments from all available work hours for career employees to bid.” This sentence was added to Article 37, Section 3.A.1 of the National Agreement…

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Arbitrator Rejects APWU Challenges to Roof Maintenance

01/10/2019 – In a decision issued on Friday, January 4, 2019, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service did not violate the National Agreement in 2011 when it decided to subcontract roof maintenance and repair work. The Union contended that the Employer had violated Article 32.1.A by failing to give due consideration to…

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APWU: Clerk Craft Successfully Stops “End of Day” Button

Arbitrator Das sides with union for arbitration victory Web News Article #: 119-2017 12/12/2017 – Arbitrator Shyam Das found in favor of the APWU again in the union’s on-going efforts to enforce the Global Settlement Memorandum of Understanding (GSMOU) and the Global Settlement Remedy Agreement (GSRA) for implementing the GSMOU. In an award issued December…

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Arbitration Award on Removal of PSE for attendance

Via Bobby Donelson, APWU SWCAL Retiree Chapter President: “Good award. The issue was a Removal of a PSE for attendance and the lack of progressive discipline. The grievant was a PSE when terminated and was converted to career during the removal period awaiting arbitration.”  

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APWU Clerk Craft Gains 362 Administrative and Technical Jobs in Arbitration Award

Web News Article #: 36-2017 04/24/2017 – Arbitrator Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service failed to make a good faith effort to return 362 administrative and technical jobs to the Clerk Craft. The arbitration award was issued on April 21, 2017 and settles a long-standing dispute over the Clerk Craft Jobs Memorandum of Understanding in…

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