Trustee Omar Gonzalez gives update on APWU Greater Los Angeles Area Local

STEWARDS MET to discuss the role of the Trustee and receive directives on the status of officers and the Local’s Constitution as well as accountability for proper representation of the membership. The Shop Stewards and Officers were informed that all must receive and successfully complete remedial training on the interpretation, application and enforcement of the…

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Two Recent NLRB Decisions of Note

Local 307, National Postal Mailhandlers Union (NPMHU) (07-CB-218938; 367 NLRB No. 144) Detroit, MI, June 4, 2019. The Board granted the General Counsel’s Motion for Default Judgment based on the Respondent’s failure to file an answer to the complaint. Finding no merit in the Respondent’s assertion that it was not properly served with the complaint,…

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NLRB General Counsel Issues Clarification Memo on Duty of Fair Representation

On March 26, 2019, the NLRB General Counsel issued more instructions regarding a union’s Section 8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation. Local unions need to be careful. “In circumstances where a union has lost track or forgotten about a grievance, ‘mere negligence’ ordinarily will not excuse the union unless it can show that it was following…

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NLRB General Counsel Warning to Unions on Duty of Fair Representation

The NLRB General Counsel issued a stern warning to labor unions today on the Duty of Fair Representation (attached below). The Republican appointees on the board do not look kindly on unions. Congress took away our right to collect dues on nonmembers, but unions are still expected to represent everyone fairly and equally. They are…

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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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