NPMHU Convention Postponed Until August 2022

Out of an abundance of caution, the 2020 NPMHU National Convention is once again being postponed. In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Executive Board has concluded that this is the only responsible course of action. The Mail Handlers Union continues to prioritize the safety, health and well-being of delegates, guests, family, and staff….

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Arbitrator Sustains APWU’s Position on Clerk Craft Jurisdiction over Parcel Sorting Work

December 2, 2020 On December 1, 2020, Arbitrator Joseph M. Sharnoff issued a decision confirming Clerk Craft jurisdiction over operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machine. The Award soundly rejects arguments made by the Mail Handlers Union which claimed that Mail Handlers should be assigned all the work on the machines. The Postal…

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USPS Eastern Area: All crafts on withholding for Excessing of Maintenance Employees

The Eastern Area has placed a withholding on all crafts for Excessing of Maintenance Employees from the Philadelphia and Norristown TriCounty Pennsylvania offices. USPS Notification – Philadelphia P&DC “Eastern Area is implementing the withholding provisions of Article 12.5 (B)(2) for all full-time regular Level 10 and below Maintenance Craft positions, all Level 7 and below…

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NPMHU: Mail Handlers Ratify 2019 National Agreement

The terms of the 2019 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the U.S. Postal Service were officially ratified on April 7, 2020, after a short delay in counting the votes caused by the ongoing pandemic. The certified results show that over 96% of the membership approved of the new contract, with the final vote tally…

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USPS Issues Craft Determination on the Universal Sorting System (USS)

In a letter dated July 12, 2019, the Postal Service issued its national craft determination for the USS or Universal Sorting System. The USS is currently in 8 postal facilities, with the Postal Service planning to add 15 more locations in the next year. The Postal Service has determined that “the primary craft operation of…

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Updated RI-399 Training

Updated RI-399 training will take place immediately following the APWU National Convention in Pittsburgh on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm for APWU local officers responsible for implementation of the new MOU on RI-399 at the local level. “It is crucial that you attend this training.” RI-399 national officers and national business…

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USPS Agrees to Provide NPMHU With All F-1 Scheduler Information

July 5, 2018 The National Labor Relations issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing against the U.S. Postal Service, based on an unfair labor practice filed by the NPMHU alleging that the Postal Service had illegally refused to respond to a series of information requests about the F-1 Scheduler that were filed by the NPMHU…

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