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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.

April 14 Memo to Field Regarding NLRB/USPS Settlement Agreement Relating to Weingarten Violations

Sept 4, 2007 NLRB Letter Informing APWU of negotiations with Postal Service to enter into a settlement agreement

Oct. 1, 2007 APWU Response to NLRB's Sept. 4 Letter

Nov. 14, 2007 Letter from APWU General Counsel to NLRB

Nov. 15, 2007 APWU Follow-up Letter to NLRB

Dec. 5, 2007 Letter from NLRB

Feb. 15, 2008 Letter from APWU General Counsel to NLRB

Feb. 15, 2008 APWU Letter to NLRB

Feb. 29, 2008 Final letter from NLRB informing the APWU of its decision to implement the settlement agreement

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