USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

5/19/16 – Memorandum (MOU) Addresses NPMHU Bidding Procedures During Bargaining Postal Employees represented by the NPMHU will be allowed to bid under the new contract, whether or not the parties reach a tentative settlement, extend bargaining, or enter into impasse procedures. Successful bids on or after May 21, 2016 will be counted towards the bid […]

USPS, Mail Handlers open contract negotiations February 25th

NPMHU preparing for contract negotiations As everyone knows, the NPMHU’s 2011 National Agreement expires in approximately three months, on May 20, 2016.  Negotiations with the Postal Service will formally commence on February 25, 2016, and preparations at the National Office have been ongoing for many months. The Postal Service continues to claim, both publicly and […]

MAIL HANDLERS TO RECEIVE GUARANTEED WAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Effective on November 14, 2015, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the final of three guaranteed wage increases, as outlined in Article 9.1 of the 2011 National Agreement.  Specifically:  “the basic annual salary schedule, with proportional application to hourly rate employees, for all grades and steps for those employees covered under […]

Mail Handlers Prepares for National Negotiations

With formal negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of the 2016 National Agreement scheduled to begin in February 2016, preparations for bargaining are moving forward in the National Office.  One critical aspect of those preparations is now completed, as the Field Negotiating Committee met during the third full week of […]

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 […]

USPS reverses Craft Determination decision for SPSS operations from Mail Handlers to Clerk Craft

National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU: Postal Service Reneges on SPSS Craft Determination Unprecedented Reversal to Be Met With Fierce Opposition From NPMHU On August 7, 2015, the USPS notified the NPMHU of their decision to reverse the craft determination for operation of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS). A copy of the letter can […]

NALC: Two national-level arbitration cases decided

July 09, 2015 C-31979: National Arbitrator Shyam Das issued an award on July 2, 2015, upholding the Postal Service’s position that former City Carrier Assistants must complete a 90-day qualifying period following their conversion to career status before they may be credited with or take annual leave. (Both the APWU and the NPMHU intervened in […]

NPMHU: Unions Request to White House: Proclaim Postal Heritage Day

On behalf of the nearly 500,000 postal employees who live and work in communities all across America, the NPMHU, APWU, NALC and NRLCA have jointly endorsed a request to the White House, seeking a Presidential Proclamation establishing a “Postal Heritage Day”. This proclamation would recognize America’s Postal Service as one of our great national treasures. […]

USPS Issues Primary Craft Determination: Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated with SPSS Operation

USPS Issues Primary Craft Determination: Mail Handlers to Perform Duties Associated with SPSS Operation On June 2, 2015, the Union recieved the Postal Service’s determination of craft jurisdiction for employees operating the Small Parcel Sorter System (SPSS), which is currently deployed in five pilot test locations, and will be deployed shortly in twenty-six other facilities […]