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01:06 PM ET (US)
/m6298 Yes,MH union would have to file grievance. Locally, we will not allow it. Management has attempted to assign clerk work to MHs.(in last 2 years the plant has hired 7 MH's in addition to the only 2 we had for 8 plus years) We have filed 7.2 grievances,then settled, cease and desist and $$$. The post in 6295 required additional input. I think the NBAs direction was once the job becomes "residual" and has completed the voluntary bidding process it follows the "Filling Residual Vacancies" MOU. My "bad" for not stating that earlier. We have very sharp NBAs.
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
05:50 AM ET (US)
/m6297 Story makes no sense. It's impossible for MH to file grievance for starters. He'd have to file with his union since they represent him. But his union can never 'win'; one union cannot tell another union what to do.

I agree with local and wonder about NBA. Smells like a favor or deal NBA is making that ignores the rights of the APWU members. I'd contact nat'l clerk craft prez if NBA is going to permit MH to change crafts while there are any PSE's on the rolls in the installation or district.
07:53 PM ET (US)
Local's position is no. Local was corrected by NBA that MH could "transfer" by written request only after a certain amount of PSE were converted. What that certain number is... is not defined. NBA says if MH doesn't get it then the MH would have to grieve.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
11:23 PM ET (US)
/m6295 maybe if management plays games.

what did the union say?
10:19 PM ET (US)
We have a vacant clerk duty assignment up for bid in office. A mailhandler in our office who wants to change crafts was able to go to ejob bidding and put in for the job. Will she have a chance at getting that job even if we have 20 PSE waiting for conversion, if it gets to that point? Thanks in advance.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
10:14 AM ET (US)
/m6292 are you a pse?
VT clerk
08:44 AM ET (US)
Err on the side of caution. Don't put your life at risk just to go to work. If the authorities have called a state of emergency, then you will likely get paid. I know from my experience here in the northeast, we have gotten admin leave for a few large storms.
Safety first!
Good luck.
08:21 AM ET (US)
State of emergency, snow blizzard,operational,non operational....to be paid...? Go in don't go in. ?
26 yearer
08:47 AM ET (US)
With a ‘Golden Parachute’ in Hand, Donahoe Opposes Retirement for Young Workers
 January 26, 2015 APWU, Donahoe retires, PMG, postal 34 Comments
From the American Postal Workers Union:

01/26/2015 – When Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe retires at the end of the week, he’ll get a retirement package of more than $4 million.

Not bad for a “civil servant.”

patBut in his controversial farewell address to reporters at the National Press Club on Jan. 6, Donahoe made clear that he doesn’t think the union’s newest members deserve any postal retirement at all.

“In today’s world, does it really make sense to offer the promise of a government pension to a 22-year-old who is just entering the workforce?” he asked.

And apparently Donahoe’s views have nothing to do with the Postal Service’s manufactured “financial crisis.” He opposes government pensions on principle and wants to impose his view to the entire federal government.

“I would encourage Congress to view the Postal Service as a test bed or laboratory of change that might be applied to the rest of the federal government,” he said.

“I’d like to see the Congress encourage much more experimentation at the federal level,” Donahoe added. “The Postal Service has the kind of management that would appreciate being at the front edge of change and would make good use of opportunities.”

APWU President Mark Dimondstein denounced Donahoe’s parting shot at young workers. “Donahoe’s remarks are the height of hypocrisy,” the union president said. “Every worker should be able to look forward to a stable, secure retirement.”

According to a financial report filed by USPS December, as of Sept. 30, 2014, Donahoe’s defined-benefit pension plan totaled $4,080,932.
11:38 PM ET (US)
Attention Charlotte: The key phrase is "to care for the serious condition/medical needs of your family member." Care DOES include both physical and psychological under the FMLA. NEVER make light of it in your request in writing or otherwise. Assert your rights with the most directly relevant phrases. A "visit" (is perceived as non-serious) to begin with and the courts have agreed. In Cianci v. Pettibone the judge ruled in that case, a visit to a dying mother in Italy did not constitute a protected right under the FMLA and was properly denied. In addition, concerning your local office, a reasonable half an hour request for a schedule change, which has been granted to other similarly situated employees, under any other circumstance, is grounds for a claim of (a perceived assumption of yours) as retaliation under your National Contract, so long as your properly invoke all rights and protections from the get go. Presentation is everything and when the truth is real, that's easy. The best possible to your family in coping with your difficult circumstances.
Edited 01-21-2016 12:19 AM
09:38 AM ET (US)
Hello Everyone, I just wanted to join this to keep up with information on our jobs and position changes.
SouthernClerkPerson was signed in when posted
09:55 AM ET (US)
/m6284 paid the full amount, no shortage. But have heard from others that felt they were shorted. If you are having problems with local representation, as postalvet stated contact your nba.
If you felt you were shorted you need to send supportive documentation in quickly.
Its a massive undertaking to calculate and distribute. Don't dilly dally.
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
03:17 PM ET (US)
/m6286 have you looked into the apwu national constitution?
look for page 39. and yes the national constitution applied.

you should contact the nba for your area first and then the national office and then the labor department.

go here and see if your local has filled the required paper work.
VT Clerk
03:05 PM ET (US)
Anybody have any advice? My local hasn't had a meeting in a year. The leaders don't answer phone calls or emails. I want to take steps to dissolve the local and save our hard earned money!
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
01:23 PM ET (US)
From another board:
Remember this is only 80% of the $56 million settlement. If they didn't "miss" anyone on this first payout, you might get another $900 on the 2nd payout
VT Clerk
10:08 AM ET (US)
Anybody else notice the shortage on your Global Settlement payment?
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