(03/20/09) The APWU has filed a national-level dispute over the Postal Service's failure to create bargaining unit positions at the Human Resources Shared Services Center (HRSSC) in Greensboro, NC. The union contends, among other things, that this is work that was performed by APWU bargaining unit personnel in other facilities that are engaged in customer services and mail processing as defined in Article 1.3 prior to the migration of that work to Greensboro.
(03/18/09) The APWU has initiated one dispute, and appealed another to national arbitration, over whether a contract postal unit (CPU) may exist in a facility when the Postal Service has use of the property by consignment or other special agreement, for example, on military bases, in national parks and in government buildings, or the Postal Service pays the contractor's rent. It is the APWU's position that such a facility must be staffed by bargaining unit employees.
(03/18/2009) The APWU has appealed to national-level arbitration a dispute over whether the Postal Service is obligated under Article 7.3.B to maximize the number of full-time regular duty assignments by combining all regularly scheduled work hours of non-full-time employees, including part-time regulars, transitional employees and casual employees.
Dispute Over VER and Severance Pay Appealed to Arbitration
(03/03/09) The APWU has appealed to national-level arbitration a dispute over bargaining unit employees' entitlement to severance pay when they accept voluntary early retirement (VER) benefits.
New APWU FMLA Forms Available
(02/24/09) The APWU's FMLA forms have been updated to meet revised certification requirements that took effect Jan. 16, 2009. The forms have also been renumbered. APWU Form 1 is for leave for an employee's own serious health condition and APWU Form 2 is for leave to care for a family member's serious health condition. APWU Forms 3 and 4 are new and are for employees who are requesting military family leave under the new regulations. [read more]
ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Greg Bell, Director
The Industrial Relations Department is charged with responsibility for labor management, national negotiations, mechanization, safety and health for all divisions of the union, and the administration of the collective bargaining agreement…