NPMHU: RI-399 Update – Monetary Payment Criteria Finalized

On June 26, 2018, the NPMHU, the APWU and the United States Postal Service executed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (“Update MOU”) to update the RI-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures that were originally signed in 1992. With certain exceptions, the MOU effectively withdrew and administratively closed all cross-craft grievances that were pending in the RI- 399…

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Chicago Mail Handler streaks to celebrate Cubs win

This mailman went postal after the Cubs won the World Series. Corpulent Cubs booster DeAndre Barnes stripped down to nothing but his ballcap and joyously streaked in celebration of the Northsiders’ first World Series championship since 1908. “Yeaaaaaaaaaaah baaaaaaaaaaaby the Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series champions. And this how I celebrate,” Barnes posted…

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NPMHU: Preparation for the 2016 National Agreement

As everyone knows, the NPMHU’s 2011 National Agreement expires in approximately three months, on May 20, 2016. Negotiations with the Postal Service will formally commence on February 25, 2016, and preparations at the National Office have been ongoing for many months. The Postal Service continues to claim, both publicly and privately, that it is in…

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Night shift added at Mansfield post office, Ten Mail Handlers’ jobs restored

By Linda Martz – March 6, 2015 MANSFIELD – Ten mail handlers’ jobs are being restored at Mansfield’s downtown post office — but a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service said that change will not result in bringing mechanized mail processing back to the city. David Van Allen said the mail handlers will start work…

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Mail handler fired following work-related injury at Postal Service facility

US Department of Labor files lawsuit on employee’s behalf for wrongful termination. (December 3, 2014) Sharonville, OH – A U.S. Postal Service mail handler was terminated after being transported to a medical facility for treatment of a workplace injury. The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service on behalf of…

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ELM Revision: Reductions in Grade (City Carriers & Mail Handlers)

Effective August 7, 2014, the Postal Service™ is revising the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), subchapter 420, Wage Administration Policy for Bargaining Unit Employees, sections 422.225 (City Carriers) and 422.325 (Mail Handlers), Reductions in Grade. This policy change applies to the step and next step date to be assigned to bargaining unit employees when…

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Man quits postal job to milk cows

MADISON TWP. — Jason Canjar is a rarity. Mr. Canjar, 39, quit his job last summer as a U.S. Postal Service mail handler to become a dairy farmer. “Everybody thought I was nuts,” Mr. Canjar said as he paused near a manure-storage tank on his 200-acre farm near the Elmhurst Reservoir. “Some people said I…

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