APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award: Hundreds of SPSS Clerk Craft Jobs Preserved

Web News Article #: 250-2016 12/09/2016 – The APWU prevailed in an arbitration that keeps hundreds of Clerk Craft jobs in the union’s bargaining unit. The decision clarifies what ability the Postal Service has to change craft work assignments for new machinery. When the new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) machines were installed, the Postal…

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Burlingame Priority Mail Annex sets new record for sorting packages with SPSS

The Postal Service is moving packages faster than ever in San Francisco District, where one facility has used state-of-the-art equipment to set a sorting record. The Burlingame Priority Mail Annex recently installed the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), which sorts packages that weigh 20 pounds or less — the kind many retailers use to fulfill…

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USPS: Queens P&DC exceeds package-sorting expectations

The new machine that sorts small packages is generating big results for the Postal Service. Two Small Parcel Sorting Systems (SPSS) at the Queens, NY, P&DC recently processed more than 1 million packages in a single week, a new record. “USPS is thriving and parcels will continue to be a competitive resource,” said Operations Support…

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USPS: Los Angeles team achieves parcel-sorting success

The Postal Service’s new package-sorting equipment continues to exceed expectations, especially at one California facility where parcels are being sorted faster than ever. The Los Angeles International Service Center (ISC), one of a handful of plants in the nation to have a new Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), recently achieved a breakthrough performance. The ISC’s…

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NPMHU Appeals SPSS Decision to Arbitration and NLRB

August 11, 2015 The NPMHU National Office has filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The latter seeks injunctive relief under Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act. Click Here for…

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NPMHU: Postal Service Reneges on SPSS Craft Determination

Unprecedented Reversal to Be Met With Fierce Opposition From NPMHU On August 7, 2015, the USPS notified the NPMHU of their decision to reverse the craft determination for operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS). • For comparison, you may access a copy of the original and properly implemented jurisdictional craft determination dated June…

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USPS: New Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) exceeding expectations

Parcels are moving faster than ever through five USPS plants that are testing new small-package sorting equipment — and exceeding expectations. Since installing the machines earlier this year, the Postal Service has found they can sort more than 6,000 small parcels per hour, or roughly 1,000 more per hour than expected. The top-performing site is…

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