08/16/2013 - In response to demands from the APWU, the Postal Service agreed on Aug. 14 to convert 399 Clerk Craft Postal Support Employees (PSEs) to career status. The conversions will be the first in mail processing.
News: Postal Support Employees
Management Forces PSEs to ‘Voluntarily’ Take a Pay Cut
03/20/2013 - “The Postal Service is abusing Postal Support Employees in small offices and systematically violating contractual restrictions governing PSEs, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk has declared. “And we intend to do something about it.
10/15/2012 - The APWU signed an updated agreement Oct. 12, 2012, for Members-at-Large who work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union.
09/28/2012 - The APWU and the Postal Service have reached an agreement that clarifies management’s obligation to create desirable schedules and work hours for Non-Traditional Full-Time (NTFT) assignments and other positions in APWU-represented crafts, President Cliff Guffey has announced.
09/18/2012 - APWU national and local officers must work together to step up enforcement of restrictions on the use of Postal Support Employees (PSEs), Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk said in a Sept. 14 memo.
Watch Your Mail, Tell Your Legislator:
11/16/2011 - A bill that would destroy the Postal Service as we know it was approved by a key congressional committee on Oct. 13, and could come up for a vote in the full House at any time.
ALSO: The Collective Bargaining Agreement obligates the Postal Service to make “every effort” to create desirable duty assignments from “all available work hours for career employees” when management posts full-time Clerk Craft assignments for bid, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk is reminding union members.
Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Damage
11/09/2011 - A Senate committee approved postal legislation that would severely weaken the USPS, by a vote of 11 to 6 on Nov. 9.
ALSO: Beginning Nov. 23, 2011, mandatory overtime will end for many APWU-represented employees.
01/30/2007 - The Postal Service has provided the APWU with a list showing facilities that qualify as “200 man-year” offices. In accordance with the recently ratified 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement, all Clerk Craft part-time flexible employees at facilities of 200 man-years or more will be converted to full time, no later than Dec. 1, 2007.
The APWU has a limited period of time to challenge any improper designations, so local officers are urged to review the list promptly and immediately notify the national office of any discrepancies. To do so, contact Phil Tabbita, Manager of Negotiations Support, at 202-842-4273, or write to him at 1300 L Street NW, Washington DC 20005, no later than Feb. 16, 2007. He also can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, title, local name, phone number, address, and e-mail address, as well as an explanation about why you believe the designation is wrong.