Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Cleveland Local’s election of officers

On September 28, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, the Department filed suit against the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 72 (located in Cleveland, Ohio). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s April 29, 2018 regular election of officers. The complaint alleges that the union…

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AFGE: Lead counsel named in OPM cyber theft class action lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2016 Daniel Girard will represent all victims of OPM cyber theft in class action lawsuit WASHINGTON – The attorney handling the American Federation of Government Employees’ lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management in response to last year’s massive data breach has been named lead counsel for the consolidated case….

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Seventh Circuit Backs Employer on Running of FMLA Statute of Limitations

The Family and Medical Leave Act contains a two-year statute of limitations for claims of interference with or retaliation against protected employee activity. Last month, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals faced questions over when this limitations period begins running. The court concluded that the two-year period starts on the last date an employer denied…

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Postal Service Driver Seeks $1 Million in Sex Harassment Suit

By Megan Spicer – October 6, 2015 A U.S. Postal Service employee is seeking $1 million in damages after alleging that she was sexually harassed by her former boyfriend, who was her supervisor in the office where she worked. Maria Rosario, of Windsor Locks, has been a Postal Service driver since July 2012. In her…

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APWU: PRC Documents Shed Light on Shady Staples Privatization Deal

Web News Article #: 143-2015 07/09/2015 – In response to a lawsuit filed by the APWU, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has coughed up 231 documents that shed new light on the secretive deal between Staples and the Postal Service. Perhaps most jarring is the acknowledgement that the Staples’ deal was intended to serve as…

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Court issues decision on 20-year-old lawsuit filed by letter carrier David Noble against NALC and 12 former national officers

March 31, 2015 On March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, issued a 52-page decision in the 20-year-old lawsuit filed by letter carrier David Noble against the NALC and 12 former national officers, including President Emeritus William H. Young and the late President Emeritus Vincent R. Sombrotto. The District Court dismissed the…

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Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

By Trevor Aaronson – February 27, 2015 A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical. Jeffrey A. Lill, who worked at the Orlando mail sorting facility,…

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When an Employee Falls Off a Ladder at Work, is His Absence Covered by FMLA? An Employer’s Misstep Discussed…

By Jeff Nowak on December 4, 2014 Note to self: When one of my employees: falls off a ladder at work, is taken to urgent care by the company’s HR Director, asks whether the FMLA would apply to his absence, then, as a result of his doctor’s orders, takes a multi-week absence after the fall…

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