Negotiations continue prior to the marking up of a bill on postal legislation Wednesday.
We will be working with the APWU to push for passage of S. 316 and H.R. 630 by visiting House and Senate offices in their home districts. These are identical Senate and House bills that would offer meaningful and reasonable postal reform. If you are interested in joining your Union officers in a congressional visit please let your Steward, Branch Rep or the Local Office know.
NPMHU President Hegarty Comments on Bog Statement:
Chained CPI Hurts Federal Retirees too:
NPMHU ARBITRATION AWARD ISSUED-
This morning the details of the NPMHU Arbitration Award were released continuing wage increases and COLA, layoff protection, and the promotion of PTF employees in facilities of (roughly) 200 or more employees to full time within 180 days. The award also slightly increases night differential.
The award reduces the number of casual employees to 5% by installation and eliminates the “in lieu of” provision or Article 7.1b. It also creates a new category of “Mail Handler Assistant”.
The award also sets out a new pay scale that starts lower than the current scale but allows employees to reach the same top step as current mail handlers.
Former APWU President Burrus gives his very frank opinion on the benefits of the NALC going to arbitration vs. Guffey’s negotiated settlement.