APWU: Major Win for the MVS Craft – POM 1995 Language Restored

09/13/2018 – When the USPS made changes to Chapters 5 and 7 of the Postal Operations Manual (POM) in 1995, APWU challenged the changes as not fair, reasonable, and equitable. While USPS agreed to restore the language in 2007 and again in 2012, they never did. APWU never stopped fighting. On August 28, we reached…

 Continue reading

APWU: MVS Holiday Peak Exception Period Terms Reached

09/13/2018 – APWU MVS teams reached an agreement for the Holiday Peak Season Exception Periods. The previous Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for MVS was signed as part of the 2015-2018 CBA, and will expire September 20 with the CBA. A new MOU was necessary to ensure our full rights are upheld during the holiday season….

 Continue reading

USPS OIG Report: Accuracy of Grievances in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System – Houston District

Objective Our objective was to assess the accuracy of grievances recorded in the Grievance and Arbitration Tracking System (GATS) for the Houston District. The Postal Service defines a grievance as a dispute, difference or disagreement between parties or a complaint lodged by a party regarding wages, hours or conditions of employment. The grievance process allows…

 Continue reading

APWU: 204B Details to Non-Supervisory Positions under Clerk Craft Jobs MOU Dispute settled

In a case initiated by the USPS, the issue was, “whether the restriction on 204B usage as stated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Clerk Craft Jobs, Section 2.D, is applicable to bargaining unit employees detailed to non-bargaining, non-supervisory positions.” The parties agreed that “the restriction regarding 204B usage as stated in the MOU,…

 Continue reading

APWU: Lead Clerk Duty Assignments under Clerk Craft Jobs MOU Dispute settled

In a case initiated by the APWU, the issue was, “whether the language in Section 2 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Re: Clerk Craft Jobs, requires that Mail Processing Lead Clerk duty assignments be posted one level higher than the majority of employees in the group.” This issue was especially a concern at Bulk…

 Continue reading

APWU: Injured on Duty Employees and USPS “Pilot Programs” Dispute settled

In a dispute initiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the issue was, “whether it is a violation of the National Agreement to assign injured on duty employees to perform work associated with a pilot program, experimental program, or other similar programs.” The parties agreed that, “Injured on duty employees will be assigned Clerk…

 Continue reading

Moratorium on Grievances Agreement Due to APWU Convention in August

Web News Article #: 43-2018 08/13/2018 – The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from Aug. 13 until Aug. 27 due to the 2018 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman has announced. The period…

 Continue reading

NPMHU: National Parties Agree to Q&A for Tripartite MOU Updating Rl-399 Procedures

August 10, 2018 Linked below, please find a copy of a tripartite Question and Answer document – executed earlier today by the NPMHU, the APWU and the U.S. Postal Service – clarifying portions of the MOU Updating the Rl-399 Dispute Resolution Procedures which was completed on June 26, 2018. The Questions and Answers clarify many…

 Continue reading