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Grievance Procedure

News: Grievance Procedure

Managing the Grievance Backlog

10/14/2014 - It’s been just about a year since I took office. Wow, how time flies!

Since taking office, I have instituted a very aggressive arbitration schedule based on my belief that disputes at the national level must be resolved to bring closure and provide guidance to union leaders and members in the field.

During the past year, at least two national-level arbitrations have been heard per month. This has enabled us to get some great decisions that will enhance our field representation. We now have three national-level arbitrators hearing cases rather than two.

APWU Web News Article 105-2013

Second Day of Hearings On USPS ‘POStPlan’

09/19/2013 - A second day of arbitration hearings was held Sept. 19 on the APWU’s grievance protesting management’s “POStPlan.” The first day of hearings was May 1, when union presented its case.  The union charges that the plan, which resulted in a drastic reduction in the hours of operation at thousands of post offices, also deprives the APWU members of thousands of jobs, in violation of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

APWU Web News Article 96-2012

Case Closed

08/03/2012 - Arbitrator Shyam Das has closed the record of an arbitration hearing regarding the number of hours postmasters in small offices may work.  A Memorandum of Understanding in the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement places strict limits on the number of hours postmasters may work in Level 15, 16, 18 and 20 post offices.

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