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09:09 AM ET (US)
If you are a union member, you should have gotten a copy of the new contract. "Basis, not bases people"!! Rotation starts at the first day of the quarter. The first piece of info you need to know is how the LOCAL MOU is worded. That determines if your group of employees is divided properly, e.g. by section and tour etc. Next piece is how much overtime is being doled out. Some EAS want a job done expediently and they will schedule 4 to work one half hour, rather than work one employee 2 hours, usually determined by urgency of equipment downtime etc. If you only have 4 employees desiring OT on the whole list, then it would start over, for that group only. Here is where it gets tricky and you have to consult a steward. If in a plant where 2 or three tours operate, one group can end up getting more overtime than another group, because the way the mail system operates. In essence, the only real benefit of seniority is if OT is doles out very seldom, the senior employee should (in more instances than usual) wind up with more overtime in a year, but the rotation starts anew every quarter, not every day. A steward would probably need to be called for if the overtime gets off balance, say there are only two employees on the list, the senior gets 30 min. on day one, then employee 2 gets two hours. This could go on for several days and by the end of the quarter, the senior employee would be at a huge disadvantage. I personally believe the wording "qualified employees doing similar work in the location where the employees regularly work" needs to be changed or at least made clearer. In my plant, management seems to like using their own definition of "qualified" as well as "location where regularly work". Geography needs to be spelled out. Most local MOU's handle this, but consult a steward to make sure. Also we have a problem of mandating, when management goes to the "insufficient qualified people" clause, to push their agenda. And also the 12/60 comes into play. Try to bone up on the seniority lists, meaning stay on top, or make sure the union gets their proper updated copies. Many times management uses the wrong tour employees because of favoritism, not because of mechanical/production needs, e.g. tour 1 employees regularly stay late, vs. tour 2 coming in early. Rotation still has to be the factor, but they try to say it is a "production/operation" thing. Make them prove it! (SEE STEWARD) Some plants are short on stewards and do not have maint. steward on every tour. That is tricky too.
SPBS clerk
12:26 AM ET (US)
<2684 Going to disagree with you ice girl. Yes it does start at the top... But if it say stopped in the middle of that rotation then that is where it next begins. Now if you happen to be off like on vacation or scheduled days off. Then you are bypassed for that opportunity for over time.
ice girl
12:11 AM ET (US)
yes it starts over on a daily basis the senior people get to be at the top always it'll be you one day, so just enjoy what you get now.
Iceman 20016
04:41 PM ET (US)
I am wondering what the true meaning of ODL rotation I.E does the rotation start over on a daily bases.
05:45 PM ET (US)
did anyone hear about a CNBC report of the USPS looking to reduce costs and offering an early out in March 2017 and if Maint. will be included?
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
07:08 PM ET (US)
/m2680 did they transfer in as a custodian?

are you the steward?

why did the mmo issue the letter of removal and not the immediate supervisor?

have other maintenance employees who did not pass been fired.

what test for mechanic?
06:44 PM ET (US)
I have a 30 yr employee transfer from mh craft to maintence. He didnt pass the test for mechanic and the MMO fired him! need help
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
02:15 PM ET (US)
/m2678 it was part on the ms47 agreement.
01:29 PM ET (US)
What is up with USPS spending all of this money on new custodian equipment, training and office space? We can't even get sent to school or get new mail processing equipment!
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
01:06 PM ET (US)
/m2676 good question, I would believe you would fall under the old schedule.
Edited 08-25-2016 05:35 PM
12:55 PM ET (US)
does anybody know if you change into the apwu do you start on the second pay scale for a level 4 position ? even though you start way before 2011 in another craft
Left coast
04:51 PM ET (US)
maint. worker gets hand cut off at sfndc by parcel sorter
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
10:14 PM ET (US)
/m2673 I do not have a crystal ball so I have no way of knowing.

and probably no one else here does either.
09:14 PM ET (US)

when will NDC in Kansas City Kansas get Maint./Custodial grievance pay out
postalvetPerson was signed in when posted
09:22 AM ET (US)
/m2671 national business agent
10:52 PM ET (US)
Thanks. What is nba? New to the union environment.
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