PWW: Honeymoon over before it begins with PMG ‘Delay’ !

Via Omar M. Gonzalez, APWU Western Region Coordinator: Postal Worker West – Jul/Aug 2020 Edition Post Office Under Attack COVID-19 Information

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USPS: Pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS)

June 5, 2020 Mr. Brian J. Wagner President National Association of Postal Supervisors 1727 King Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2753 Dear Brian: This letter is in further reference to the pilot test of the Maintenance Bidding System (MBS). Notice of this pilot was provided by letters dated August 21, 2019, March 11, and May…

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New NLRB Policy: Offensive and Abusive Speech is No Longer Protected Activity

July 21, 2020 Washington D.C. – In a decision issued today in General Motors LLC, 14-CA-197985 369 NLRB No. 127 (2020), the National Labor Relations Board modified the standard for determining whether employees have been lawfully disciplined or discharged after making abusive or offensive statements—including profane, racist, and sexually unacceptable remarks—in the course of activity…

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Judge to determine if mail carriers were disciplined for reporting injuries

An administrative law judge must determine whether the testimony provided by two mail carriers who claim they were disciplined for reporting workplace injuries is credible. In Secretary of Labor v. U.S. Postal Service, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission on Tuesday reversed and remanded a decision to vacate a citation levied against the U.S….

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APWU-USPS 2018-2021 National Collective Bargaining Agreement is available

The electronic version of the Collective Bargaining Agreement is here. The hard copy is available for pre-order from the APWU Store and orders will begin shipping in August. All contracts are spiral bound and priced at $10. A limited number of contracts [no charge] will ship to local unions and all NBAs and National Officers….

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Das Award upholds USPS position on Article 37 language

Excerpts: “This interpretive dispute was referred to the national level by the Postal Service. The dispute involves the meaning of the sentence: “Every effort will be made to create desirable duty assignments from all available work hours for career employees to bid.” This sentence was added to Article 37, Section 3.A.1 of the National Agreement…

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APWU: FMCSA Extends Policy Changes for Drivers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

July 22, 2020 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended two COVID-19 notices relating to medical certifications and driver’s licenses. Click here to view the notification. The notices are effective March 24, 2020 through September 30, 2020. MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS Drivers may continue to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with an expired medical…

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APWU: Postal Service Facilities – June 2020

From: Lamont Brooks <lbrooks@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 To: APWU National Officers Subject: Postal Service Facilities June 2020 Enclosed is a current list of Postal Service facilities, including location, facility type and installation information as specified in the RFI. Please share with your APWU local/state officers and stewards and retain a copy for future…

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