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 […]

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 […]

Retired postal worker, injured on job, loses disability bias case

The U.S. Postal Service did not violate the federal Rehabilitation Act when it prevented an injured employee from returning to work until she could pass a series of physical examinations, a federal court has ruled. Dorothea Washington worked as a bulk mail technician at a postal service office in Bedford Park, Illinois, court records show. […]

St. Louis Mail Handlers Local President found guilty of embezzling over $40,000

On September 11, Anthony Davis, former president of National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 314 was convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on one count of embezzling $40,659 in Labor Union funds. He had been indicted in April following an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office […]

Northrop Escapes False Claims Act Suit Over Botched $874M USPS FSS Order

Law360, New York (September 10, 2014, 4:58 PM ET) — A Virginia federal judge has agreed to dismiss a False Claims Act suit accusing Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of misleading the U.S. Postal Service and failing to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million. U.S. Judge T. S. Ellis III agreed with Northrop’s […]

Whistleblower Says Northrop Knew It Would Miss USPS Order Deadlines

Law360, New York (August 26, 2014, 2:56 PM ET) — A whistleblower shot back Monday at Northrop Grumman’s motion to dismiss a federal False Claims Act suit, saying the case contains genuine issues of fact and strong evidence that the company failed to meet benchmarks in delivering mail-sorting machines worth $874 million to the U.S. […]

Oklahoma postal worker sentenced to 3 years probation for delay or destruction of mail

Muskogee, Oklahoma – (August 21, 2014) The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JUSTIN SLATE THRONEBERRY, age 32, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years of probation for Delay Or Destruction Of Mail By a Postal Employee, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703. […]

Postmaster forced to retire after threatened with criminal prosecution for delay of mail

Let me try again to post legal cases that may be interesting to readers. This case is similar to the one where an employee was called “a terrorist” and face criminal prosecution after filing an OSHA complaint. But in this case the 37-year employee was threatened with criminal prosecution after filing an EEO complaint. Since […]

USPS wins appeal of court decision granting APWU request to throw out arbitration award

In 2013 the United States District Court granted  APWU’s motion to vacate an arbitration award regarding the elimination of a injured on duty postal clerk’s position. APWU argued that the Arbitrator had exceeded his powers under relevant agreement by applying the doctrine of collateral estoppel against union .  USPS appealed the 2013 judgment  of the […]

Kentucky postal worker pleads not guilty to stealing postal funds, drug charges

A former Kentucky window clerk, Sherry Jo Justice, has pleaded not guilty to charges of misappropriation of postal funds, theft of postal money orders and two counts of narcotics distribution. According to news report from the Appalachian News Express: A Pikeville woman will face an April trial date in a case that alleges she, as […]