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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NPMHU – USPS Contract Negotiations Begin

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union bargaining team met with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service on June 27, 2019 to mark the official start of the collective bargaining process for a successor agreement to replace the 2019 National Agreement which is scheduled to expire on September 20, 2019. The NPMHU is committed to making…

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NPMHU Releases Details on RI-399 Payments

May 06, 2019 As previously announced, the Update MOU on RI-399 that was signed by the NPMHU, the APWU, and the Postal Service in June 2018 included a monetary payment to individual Mail Handlers. Here are the details, except for the payment date, which is still to be determined. In order to be eligible for…

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APWU: Update on RI-399 Monetary Settlement Distribution

03/02/2019 – As previously reported, in 2018 the APWU, the National Postal Mail Handlers’ Union (NPMHU), and the USPS reached a tripartite agreement updating the RI-399 work jurisdiction process. As part of the agreement on the update to the RI-399 process, all pending RI-399 grievances filed prior to September 1, 2017, were administratively closed with…

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RI-399 Update: “National APWU leadership screwed us over in this deal”

Oh Goody, the National APWU just informed us that the Mail Handlers (much smaller Union than the APWU) has received the same amount ($14.5 million) for selling out (I mean settling) the RI-399 cases. The APWU plans on splitting up the money to approximately 85,000 Clerk Craft employees. Before you get all excited, that’s approximately…

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NPMHU: Increase in Mail Handler Wage Rates Nov. 24, 2018

Effective November 24, 2018 — For career mail handlers, the basic annual salary for each grade and step of Table One and Table Two shall be increased by an amount equal to 1.3% of the basic annual salary for the grade and step in effect on May 20, 2016. This is the third of three-scheduled…

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NPMHU: PMG Megan Brennan Shows Appreciation in Royal Palm P&DC

October 31, 2018 Postmaster General Megan Brennan held several town hall meetings with the mail handlers and all other postal employees at the Royal Palm P&DC in Opa Locka, Florida. The Postmaster gave her thanks and respectful appreciation for the valuable work performed by all during the horrific and dangerous week of October 22nd in…

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