APWU: Clerk Craft, Postal Service Settle Four Disputes

02/12/2016 – The Clerk Craft recently settled four disputes as part of a pre-arbitration review process that was agreed upon by APWU President Mark Dimondstein and the Postal Service, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has announced. Clerk Craft Assistant Director Lamont Brooks negotiated the settlements. “The settlements should reduce tension and grievances on issues that […]

APWU: Initial Payments of $56 Million Settlement included in Jan 15 paychecks

$56 Million Settlement: Initial Payment Disbursed 01/15/2016 – The Postal Service has informed the APWU that initial payments of a $56 million grievance settlement were included in paychecks dated Jan. 15, reports Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson.  Eligible retirees have been receiving their settlements and that process should be completed with the last of the […]

APWU: Clerk Craft Resolves Dispute on Scheme Requirements

Dexterity Qualification Dispute Also Settled 01/13/2016 – The APWU and USPS reached agreement on disputes involving scheme requirements and dexterity qualifications, Clerk Craft Director Clint Burelson has announced. The disputes arose in February and March 2015, when management unilaterally eliminated scheme requirements and dexterity qualifications from all Clerk Craft duty assignments. Management’s unilateral action violated the Collective […]

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 […]

USPS: New Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) exceeds expectations

Parcels are moving faster than ever through five USPS plants that are testing new small-package sorting equipment — and exceeding expectations. Since installing the machines earlier this year, the Postal Service has found they can sort more than 6,000 small parcels per hour, or roughly 1,000 more per hour than expected. The top-performing site is […]

USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated June 19, 2015

Updated 6/19/2015 – – USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. List of postal facilities that have changed move date. USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes/updates to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. USPS Network Rationalization (excel) June 19, 2015

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 […]

USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated May 15, 2015

Updated 5/15/2015 – – USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. List of postal facilities that have changed move date. USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list. These changes affect Dayton P& DC, Iron Mountain, Colorado Springs, Asheville P & DF, Seattle, WA East […]

USPS Plant Consolidation Schedule Updated May 8, 2015

Updated 5/8/2015 –  – USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation Phase II-2015. List of postal facilities that have changed move date. USPS announced its latest list of last minute “public” changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list.  These changes affected Southern Connecticut, Campton and Lexington, KY move dates. New Orleans, LA and Tulsa, OK […]