NPMHU Prevails in First Phase of National Arbitration Challenging Proposed Closings and Consolidations

December 4, 2015- The NPMHU has prevailed in the first phase of its National arbitration against the Postal Service challenging many of the proposed closings and consolidations of mail processing plants under the Area Mail Processing guidelines found in Handbook PO-408. National Arbitrator Shyam Das has concluded, in his interim award, that the Handbook PO-408 […]

APWU, Mail Handlers win important Arbitration in Fight Against Plant Closures and Consolidations

12/04/2015 – Arbitrator Shyam Das ruled on Dec. 3, 2015, that the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may now go forward with their Step 4 grievances challenging the Postal Service’s decision to close or consolidate approximately 82 mail processing facilities starting January of 2015.  The grievances had contended that […]

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 […]

APWU files National Dispute over primary duties of Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS)

APWU files National Dispute over which USPS craft employees should perform primary duties of the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) In what could possibly become one of the biggest blunders in USPS craft jurisdictional assignments, disputes, arbitration, lawsuits, reversals and ______________ fill in the blanks cases, APWU has submitted a dispute to the National Dispute […]

USPS, Mail Handlers Union reach agreement on procedures to fill residual vacancies

NPMHU: Agreement Reached on Procedures to Fill Residual Vacancies The National Office is pleased to report that the parties have come to an agreement on the procedures for filling residual vacancies.  On August 17, 2015, the USPS and NPMHU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding providing for a specific pecking order when filling residual vacancies. […]

Mail Handlers Union files lawsuit against USPS, APWU over SPSS craft determination reversal

A few days ago (August 11, 2015) the Mail Handlers Union “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 (NLRB).” Now, the NPMHU has filed a federal lawsuit requesting the court to halt […]

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 […]

TISA: Another Secret Trade Deal Threatens Public Postal Service, Workers

June 23, 2015  The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority. The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become […]

Postal Unions call on Obama, DOL to withdraw proposal to reduce workers’ comp benefits

NPMHU: Postal Unions Call On DOL to Withdraw Support for Misguided FECA Reform Measures June 15, 2015) In a joint letter to the Department of Labor, Postal Union Presidents Paul V. Hogrogian (NPMHU), Fredric V. Rolando (NALC), Mark Dimondstein (APWU), and Jeanette Dwyer (NRLCA) object to the department’s unjustified proposal to reduce workers’ compensation benefits. […]