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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USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Grievance Settlement Payments

Background Under its national agreement with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the U.S. Postal Service must make every effort to promptly pay monetary grievance settlements and arbitration awards. The Postal Service uses the Grievance Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) database to manage grievance payments and conduct labor relations activities, such as researching appeals, disputes, and…

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APWU: Update on $56 Million Settlement

Web News Article #: 014-2016 02/01/2016 – Information provided by the Postal Service reveals numerous management errors in the initial payment of a $56 million settlement to employees in small offices, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has announced. Following discussions between the union and management, the Postal Service wrote in a Jan. 29 email, “We…

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