03/19/2013 - The APWU and USPS agreed on March 13, 2013, that Part-Time Flexible (PTF) Hub Clerks who volunteer to work in offices other that their home office are entitled to travel pay and/or mileage expenses. The agreement is in accordance with Section 438.133 of the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM) and Chapter 7.d of F-15 Handbook, Travel and Relocation.
News: Part-Time Flexibles
12/13/2011 - The Postal Service has announced a five-month moratorium on the closure of post offices and mail processing facilities, in response to a request from 22 senators.
ALSO: An arbitration hearing began on Dec. 13, 2011, on the first two of several disputes that arose when management incorrectly implemented new provisions of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
AND: A Holiday Message
08/25/2011 - Thousands of Part-Time Flexibles and Part-Time Regulars in the Clerk and Motor Vehicle Crafts will be converted to regular Aug. 27 under the terms of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
08/18/2011 - The APWU initiated four Step 4 disputes on Aug. 17, 2011, protesting violations of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
12/03/2008 - In a national-level award, Arbitrator Shyam Das has ruled that Tour 1 casuals may continue to work past 5 a.m., concluding that the intent of the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement is to prevent management from assigning casuals starting times between the hours of 5 a.m. and noon.
The dispute arose following negotiations for the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement, which included a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the use of supplemental work-force employees and the conversion of Clerk Craft Part-Time Flexibles.
12/31/2007 - Nicholas H. Zumas, 76, a lawyer and labor arbitrator, died of lung cancer on Dec. 22, 2007, at his home in Washington, D.C.
In addition to settling disputes for professional football and baseball, Zumas served as a postal arbitrator for many years.
New Limits of Numbers of Casuals Also Go Into Effect
11/28/2007 - “Dec. 1, 2007, will be a historic day for postal labor,” APWU President William Burrus declared this week. “It marks the elimination of part-time flexible employment for the Clerk Craft in large offices.
“As the result of contract negotiations, Clerk Craft PTFs will disappear as a job category in every postal installation of 200 work-years or more,” Burrus noted. “This has been a long-standing objective of postal employees, and it has finally been achieved.”
05/22/2007 - New restrictions on the use of casuals, mandated by the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement, will result in a new format for Casual Compliance Reports. These reports are provided to the national union on an accounting-period basis so that the APWU can monitor management’s adherence to Article 7.1.B. of the National Agreement, which restricts the percentage of casuals the Postal Service may employ.