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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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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APWU: Arbitrator Denies Severance Pay Grievance

Web News Article #: 3-2017 01/06/2017 – From 2003 to 2009 the Postal Service offered a series of Voluntary Early Retirements (VER) with the approval of the Office of Personnel Management. Employees involved in these offers were not paid any severance pay. In 2008 the APWU filed a grievance concerning the failure to pay severance…

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APWU: Important Arbitration Win in Fight Against Plant Closures and Consolidations

Web News Article #: 225-2015 12/04/2015 – Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled on Dec. 3, 2015, that the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may now go forward with their Step 4 grievances challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close or consolidate approximately 82 mail processing facilities starting January of 2015….

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APWU: Arbitrator Denies Union’s Grievance Protesting PVS Conversion to Highway Contract Route

Web News Article #: 129-14 July 2, 2014 – Arbitrator Shyam Das has denied a national-level grievance that protested the subcontracting of Postal Vehicle Service (PVS) operations in Columbus, OH.  In an award dated May 16, Das concluded that management’s decision to convert the entire Columbus PVS operation to a Highway Contract Route “did not…

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