Mail Handlers Union Files Labor Charge Against USPS Over SPSS decision

NPMHU APPEALS SPSS DECISION TO ARBITRATION AND NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD The NPMHU National Office has filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The latter seeks injunctive relief under Section 10(j) of […]

Hillary Clinton Faces Unrest Among Organized Labor

July 16, 2015 – Hillary Clinton had good reason to celebrate Saturday. The American Federation of Teachers, a 1.6-million strong union of teachers, nurses and higher education faculty endorsed her, adding a key working-class voice to a campaign that has so far lacked much overt support from organized labor. But almost immediately, there was a […]

NLRB Invites Briefs on Nonmember Fees for Grievance Processing

April 16, 2015 Office of Public Affairs 202-273-1991 (link sends e-mail) WASHINGTON, DC– The Board invites the filing of briefs in order to allow parties and interested amici the opportunity to address issues raised in United Steel, Paper and Forestry  Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Local 1192 (Buckeye […]

Postal Unions notified letter addressed to President Obama tested positive for cyanide

Unions notified of suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States; (March 17, 2015) Late Tuesday afternoon, the Postal Service was made aware of a suspicious parcel addressed to the President of the United States (POTUS). Upon opening the package a sealed container containing a liquid was discovered. On-site testing resulted in a presumptive […]

NALC: House and Senate lawmakers introduce pay-increase legislation

House and Senate lawmakers introduce pay-increase legislation Last week, both the House and Senate introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act (H.R. 304 and S.164), which seeks to provide a 3.8 percent pay increase for non-postal federal employees in Fiscal Year 2016.   H.R. 304’s original co-sponsors include: Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) Rep. […]

USPS updates notifications to APWU and Mail Handlers on involuntary reassignments in 2015

USPS has updated notifications to APWU and NPMHU of its intent to involuntarily reassign Clerks, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service (MVS) and Mail Handlers in the Pacific Area covering California and Hawaii. There is very little impact to management employees. note: This summary created by and compiled from letters sent to the unions named above […]

Philadelphia City Council Adopts ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution

The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 11 to adopt a resolution to support the APWU’s efforts “to protect living-wage jobs and its insistence on the highest possible standards of customer services, opposes efforts to privatize postal operations, and calls upon Philadelphians to consider this issue when deciding whether to patronize Staples.” The council […]

APWU: Terry Martinez Appointed Assistant Maintenance Craft Director

12/04/2014 – Maintenance Craft National Business Agent Terry Martinez has been appointed to the vacant position of Assistant Director B in the Maintenance Craft, effective Jan. 5, Division Director Steve Raymer has announced.  The position became vacant due to the death of Greg See on Nov. 4. The Maintenance Council approved the appointment, in accordance […]

FedEx Freight workers in Louisville vote against union membership

Nov 26, 2014 (Reuters) – Drivers at a Louisville facility of FedEx Corp’s trucking unit voted on Wednesday against union representation, dealing a blow to a concerted effort by the Teamsters to unionize the Memphis-based company. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has won three secret ballot petitions at FedEx Freight since the beginning of October, […]

Video: Union Questions USPS Over Controversial 911 Policy

After an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered a policy that prevents most postal service employees from dialing 911 in an emergency, the union representing those employees has gotten involved. The American Postal Workers union sent a letter to top postal service officials in Washington, DC, asking them to explain the rationale behind the policy that […]