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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 095-2014

Grievance Time Limits Extended During National Convention

05/15/2014 - The APWU has reached an agreement with the Postal Service to extend the time limits for grievances and appeals to arbitration during the weeks surrounding the APWU National Convention, Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. From July 14 to Aug. 1, 2014, time limits for filing and/or appealing grievances will be extended for a period of 19 days beyond those specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.