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MDAT Computer Program To Win Good Jobs Goes Online

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06/11/2013 - A new APWU computer program that will help win good jobs has gone live! The program, known as the Max Duty Assignment Tool (MDAT), will help local unions fight for jobs with better schedules, address excessing issues and retreat rights, and identify part-time flexible hours that justify full-time jobs, Clerk Craft Director Rob Strunk has announced.

To win the fight for full-time career jobs with good hours and days off, the union must be able to demonstrate that enough work exists during desirable hours to justify posting jobs. The union accomplishes this by considering all the hours worked in an installation, office, tour or section to see if undesirable hours and part-time hours can be combined to create more desirable assignments. Over the years that task has been tedious — and sometimes impossible.

The MDAT is currently available only to local presidents. To access the program, local presidents will have to log in to the Members Only section of the website and click on the MDAT link on the left hand side of the My Local and Personal Info page. A tutorial is included that gives step-by-step instructions on how to use the program.

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