SUBNAV

Appeals to Arbitration

The following Maintenance Craft disputes were recently appealed to arbitration:

Q06T40C10122810 - Whether the Postal Service violated Articles 19 and 32 Section I of the National Agreement. Section 535 of the Administrative Support Manual and the MS-22 Handbook when it made its decision to implement an initiative known as the Letter Box Refurbishment Program?

Q06T40C11102616  - Whether the Postal Service violated Articles 19 and 32 Section 1 of the National Agreement and Section 535 of the Administrative Support Manual when it made its decision to contract with a third-party provider to install and maintain an Information Technology/Local Area Network (IT !LAN) wiring upgrade to Postal Equipment at Postal Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMFs)? If yes, what shall the remedy be?

Q6T40C11179651  - Whether the Postal Service violated Article 32 Section 1 of the National Agreement and Section 530 of the Administrative Support Manual when it made its decision to subcontract the installation of hardware upgrades to the Enhanced Airline Assignment (EAA) equipment in all P&EC's as described in Software Modification Order 19-10 and Maintenance Management Order 051-10. If yes, what shall the remedy be?

Q11T4QC12029368  - Whether the Postal Service violated Article 32 Section 1 of the National Agreement, the Contracting or Insourcing of Contracted Service MOU and Section 530 of the Administrative Support Manual when it made its decision to subcontract bargaining unit work to a third-party provider to install and maintain the Telecommunications Integrated Postal Network, (TIPN) contract, which is a replacement for the Management Network Service (MNS) contract. If yes, what shall the remedy be?

Q11T40C12038927  - Whether the Postal Service violated Article 32 Section 1 of the National Agreement, the Contracting or Insourcing of Contracted Service MOU and Section 530 of the Administrative Support Manual when it made its decision to subcontract bargaining unit work with a third-party provider to install and maintain the Automated Parcel Bundle System (APBS) retrofit of the current Small Parcel and Bundle Sorter (SPBS) fleet. If yes, what shall the remedy be?

Q11T4QC12062493 - Whether the Postal Service violated, but not limited to, Article 1 and 32 of Collective Bargaining Agreement, when it assigned non-bargaining unit workers to perform bargaining unit work, installation of software for Postal Equipment, LCREM 1.21 and EMPC 1.2.1? If yes, then what shall the remedy be?

Q11T40C12105213 - Whether the Postal Service violated Articles 19 and 32 Section 1 of the National Agreement and Section 530 of the Administrative Support Manual and prior National level arbitration decisions when it made its decision to subcontract bargaining unit work when it made its decision to contract with a third-party vendor to install the Surface Visibility Phase One Refresh ill? In addition, whether the Postal Service violated Article 32 and Article 19 by failing to notify the Union of the multi-year maintenance service agreement for the above referenced Postal Equipment? If yes, then what shall the remedy be?

News: Appeals to Arbitration

APWU Web News Article 49-2017

Maintenance Craft Agreement with USPS Resolving Line H Dispute

05/19/2017 - The Postal Service and the Maintenance Division of the APWU signed an agreement resolving a national level dispute regarding custodial hours on line H of Form 4852 (case number Q15T-4Q-C 17274095). The issue in the case is “the determination of compliance with item 6 of the July 9, 2014 TL-5 MOU.

The Postal Service filed this dispute to challenge the results in the field on the July 9, 2014 MS-47, T/L-5 agreement – in particular, item 6. The agreement continued a requirement for the Postal Service to properly staff the custodial workforce in facilities and to ensure that the custodians were performing the work that justified their staffing. When the work was not properly scheduled, a once-a-year review would take place. If the Postal Service was not properly assigning the custodians to their work, a payment at the overtime rate may be due.