First Week of Congress and UPMA Legislative Advocacy Day

First Week of Congress and UPMA Legislative Advocacy Day

Posted by Bob Levi on 01/10/17 United Postmasters and Managers of America – Last week, the new Congress began to set the framework under which it will operate for 2017 and plowed the political landscape for President-elect Donald Trump. Much of the focus has been cabinet nominees and repealing the Affordable Care Act. However, UPMA […]

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

We Won!! The USPS and Staples Deal is Over! APWU News – 12/05/2017 – Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and […]

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

12/27/2016 – APWU News – The APWU signed an updated agreement December 22, 2016, for Members-at-Large who work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union. The agreement outlines the rules for these small offices on topics that are typically the subject of negotiations at the local level between USPS managers and local union […]

NPMHU Issues Special Edition Bargaining Update

NPMHU Issues Special Edition Bargaining Update

On December 16, 2016, the NPMHU and the Postal Service announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to establish the terms of their 2016 National Agreement. The agreement is subject to ratification by a majority vote of the Union’s membership. The balloting process will begin no later than early January, with a 30-day period […]

NPMHU Issues Contract Update #10

NPMHU Issues Contract Update #10

NPMHU TELECONFERENCE FOR LOCAL UNIONS SET FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016 2016 No. 10 – December 15, 2016 (pdf) You are reading the latest Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2016 negotiations. National President Paul Hogrogian and National Secretary-Treasurer Mark Gardner today announced that they will hold a national […]

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award

APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Award Hundreds of SPSS Clerk Craft Jobs Preserved 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) […]

Modifications to the 110 HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

Modifications to the 110 HCR Subcontracting Awards Must be Discussed at National Level

APWU News – 11/22/2016 – According to correspondence between the Postal Service and APWU, all discussions to modify any of the 110 Highway Contract Route (HCR) subcontracting must be done at the National level. In the award summary, Arbitrator Shaym Das stated, “By agreement, the parties may substitute other route(s) to be converted to PVS service pursuant to this […]

Wounded Warrior Leave

Wounded Warrior Leave

APWU News – 11/22/2016 – Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a specific type of leave, which provides veteran employees with no loss in pay, for undergoing medical treatment for a service-related disability rated […]

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