APWU: Reminder – COVID-19 MOUs Extensions end May 6, 2022

By Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash – April 25, 2022 As a reminder, the COVID-19 MOUs were extended on March 22, 2022 up through May 6, 2022. Along with the MOUs, the Liberal Leave Policy and the agreement the Postal Service would not cite any COVID related absences during an employee’s probationary period in a…

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APWU: Extension of Probation Language for Career and Non-Career Employees

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Subject: Updated Probation Language Please send out this version. Please see the attached email extending the protection for employees in their first 90 or 120 days from separations related to COVID-19 absences. Please disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L…

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USPS promotes good work attendance (aka Postal Attendance Terrorism)

The Postal Service is reemphasizing the importance of good work attendance in a new informational campaign. The campaign centers on this message: While it is vitally important for employees to stay home when they are ill, it is equally important — for the organization’s success — to have employees report on time for their assigned…

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APWU: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 Subject: Extension of Probationary Language due to COVID-19 Please see the attached extension on the probationary language through August 6, 2021. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Extension on the…

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APWU: Absences due to COVID-19 Vaccine

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Subject: Absences due to COVID-19 Vaccine The subject of absences occurring due to employees receiving the COVID-19 vaccine has come up a few times. I requested management’s position on these absences. The email message below states these absences would fall under the Liberal Leave Policy. It…

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USPS: Liberal Changes of Schedule and Leave

USPS Memo – March 23, 2020 We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our unions temporarily expanding the use of Sick Leave for Dependent Care to allow employees to use their sick leave for unexpected childcare needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to allowing Sick Leave for Dependent Care, for…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: Stay home when you are sick

The USPS urges employees to stay home when they are sick. If employees follow this advice, and then face disciplinary action for not coming to work, we can use this in their defense:

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USPS Philadelphia District: Attendance Control Propaganda Mailing

Postal Workers in the Philadelphia District have begun receiving attendance control propaganda in the mail, most likely signaling the implementation of a new Postal Attendance Terrorism campaign by the Agency.  

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