APWU Says Mandatory Overtime to End Soon for Many

Beginning Nov. 23, 2011, mandatory overtime will end for many APWU-represented employees.

In accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, full-time regular career Clerk Craft and Motor Vehicle Craft employees who work in an installation and functional area with Non-Traditional Full-Time assignments cannot be required to work overtime (except in an emergency), unless they are on the Overtime Desired List. If just one clerk in any station or branch occupies a NTFT duty assignment, clerks working in Function 4 throughout the installation cannot be required to work mandatory overtime unless they are on the OTDL. If only one clerk in mail processing occupies a NTFT duty assignment, then no non-OTDL clerks in Function 1 can be required to work mandatory overtime.

There is no “December exception” for this mandatory overtime prohibition.

“Emergencies” are defined in Article 3 as, “An unforeseen circumstance or a combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action in a situation which is not expected to be of a recurring nature.”

4 Responses to "APWU Says Mandatory Overtime to End Soon for Many"

  1. biscuit   November 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

    “Recurring nature” will be soooo construed in management’s favor! Instead of hiring or scheduling enough people, normal coverage for sick or annual leave, high volumes, etc, will be an “emergency”. All these, however, are of a recurring nature.

  2. Valerie Wheeler   November 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ron Belcher   March 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    March 25th, 2013 @ 00:25, Monday… I work as a Clerk in Automation @ **** California. I’m on T3 and my shift begins at 16:00 – 00:30. I did not know the proper handling procedures of pulling down the “designated DBCS machine for processing incoming (894) mail”. At 00:10, the T1 Automation Supervisor game me and my coworker, the task to pull the machine completely down. I asked the T1 Supervisor what needs to be the proper way to handle the “small bundles”. As I was unaware… I did ask if there was another machine currently running (894) mail. She said there was. And she then asked me what I normally would do with the bundles? I replied that I would combine them into letter trays and take them to the machine which is still running (894). She said, “ok then get it done”. When the machine was completely pulled down.. There were 9 trays altogether. 3 trays were full and labled accordingly (as to their destination.. Area Offices). At this time it was 00:22 and getting close to me clocking off for the end of my shift. The T1 Supervisor asked me, “What are all those trays on top of the racks were!?”. I explained to her. Then, a coworker came over to us and told me, “the bundles were to be put in half-trays, labled and sent to the pouch rack, Ron!”. I said that Ken just stopped by and told me that too seconds before he came and told me. The T1 Supervisor told me, “I have an idea to call Mandatory Overtime on you! Just to fix this mess!”. I replied, “write the paper up! I’ll be glad to stay!”. I wasn’t smart just willing to fix the condition. She only said, “Go home, Ron! Go home!”. Was she threatening me? Seriously? I filed for an EEO and considering on following through with it! / Ron

    Edited by PEN:
    Ron – please do not post names or facility locations. Your understanding would be appreciated. Rick Owens – PEN

  4. Salami   April 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Hahaha like this scenario hasn’t happened in every plant in every city in every state……

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