Mail Handlers to Receive Wage Increase Effective November 21, 2020

As provided for in Article 9.1 of the NPMHU 2019 National Agreement, the wage scales for all Mail Handler employees will be adjusted upward effective November 21, 2020. This is the second of three guaranteed wage increases provided for in the 2019 contract. Specifically, with regard to career employees: Effective November 21, 2020 – the…

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St. Louis NPMHU Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement

On October 7, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Yvette Luster, former Treasurer of Postal Mail Handlers Local 314 (located in St. Louis, Mo.), was charged with one count of embezzlement of labor union assets in the amount of $184,138, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c). The charge…

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NPMHU Prevails in National Arbitration Regarding MHA Discipline

We are extremely pleased to announce that the NPMHU has prevailed in its National Arbitration against the Postal Service over whether the Postal Service may consider or rely upon discipline issued to an MHA if that employee is later being disciplined after he or she has been converted to career. The key conclusion of Arbitrator…

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NPMHU: USPS Service Talk – Missent Election Mail 

September 29, 2020 According to the Postal Service, Timely redirection of missent mail is always critical to good customer service. During an election year, this becomes even more important due to the time sensitive voting information and ballots in the mail stream. Service Talk: Missent Election Mail Source: National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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USPS Updates Guidance for Return to Work of Employees after COVID-19 related absence

NPMHU – September 24, 2020 Please find linked here, a copy of the above reference document from the Postal Service regarding the Criteria for Return to Work for Employees after an absence related to COVID-19. Updated Guidance on Criteria for Return to Work after an Absence Related to COVID-19, as of 8-27-2020 CDC – When…

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Postal Worker Who Took Knee Lacks Job Retaliation, Bias Claims

By Patrick Dorrian – August 28, 2020 Taking knee in protest protected activity under Title VII But arguing with boss, not kneeling spurred unpaid leave A Black mail handler failed to establish he was placed on leave without pay for protesting his boss’s alleged racial mistreatment by taking a knee during a staff meeting, the…

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NPMHU: Report changes in mail processing or transportation operations

PMG DeJoy Issues Responsive Statement Concerning Continuation of Postal Services August 18, 2020 RE: PMG Statement on Continuation of Postal Services (pdf) After many days of non-stop media and congressional attention on cutbacks at the Postal Service, and just days before testifying before the key Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over postal issues, Postmaster…

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NPMHU: USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk on Hold Mail service reminders

According to the Postal Service, the Hold Mail process is a courtesy service designated for customers who plan on being away from their homes or business for up to 30 days. Mail for closed businesses is normally held for 10 days to allow customers to claim their mail at the local Post Office. Products such…

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