NPMHU and USPS Present Opening Statements as National Negotiations Begin in Washington D.C.

 On February 25, 2016, National President Paul V. Hogrogian gave the Union’s opening statement, formalizing the start of national negotiations with the United States Postal Service. The Union’s statement is featured below in its entirety:   On behalf of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and almost 44,000 Mail Handlers that our Union represents, we […]

Mail Handlers: Unions grievance could impact future USPS closures and consolidations

The Postal Service has temporarily suspended most of its plans to close and/or consolidate up to 82 additional postal facilities as part of Phase II of its Network Rationalization plans.  One part of the NPMHU’s opposition to this plan is the processing of a National-level grievance, claiming that the Postal Service has violated Handbook PO-408 […]

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 […]

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 […]