Tony D. McKinnon Sr.
APWU Opposes NLRB/USPS Settlement Agreement Relating To Weingarten Violations
(04/15/08) On February 28, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) notified the APWU of its decision to implement a settlement agreement with the U.S. Postal Service establishing a pilot program to address current and future Weingarten violations by the Postal Service. A Weingarten violation occurs when the Postal Service fails or refuses to provide you with a union representative – if you request one – in any management-conducted interview that you reasonably believe could lead to discipline. According to the NLRB, the purpose of the pilot program is to explore a method of resolving Weingarten disputes without resorting to litigation and to obtain meaningful remedies that are not currently available through administrative proceedings before the NRLB. The APWU disagrees.
The following documents explain the APWU's objections to the settlement agreement, our efforts to prevent the Board from entering into this settlement over our objections, and our advice to APWU members and representatives regarding what to do if your Weingarten rights are violated.